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UK government to offer steel firms £600m to go green 23 January 2023

The UK government is set to provide British Steel and Tata Steel with £600 million in funding to help the two steelmakers switch from coal-fired blast furnaces and to help with their energy costs. The BBC reports that the funding is set to be announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt this week in a move which will protect thousands of jobs....

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UK government announces further support for nuclear and hydrogen 06 January 2023

The UK government announced £102 million of backing for nuclear and hydrogen innovation in December. The funding includes £77 million to bolster nuclear fuel production and support the development of the next generation of advanced nuclear reactors, along with £25 million for technologies that can produce hydrogen from sustainable biomass and waste, while removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere....

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RWE and Equinor agree to develop large-scale value chains for low carbon hydrogen 06 January 2023

Equinor and RWE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 5 to jointly develop large-scale energy value chains. The partners aim to replace coal fired power plants with hydrogen-ready gas fired power plants in Germany, and to build production of low carbon and renewable hydrogen in Norway that will be exported through pipeline to Germany....

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SSE Thermal begins development of hydrogen storage cavern in Yorkshire, UK 20 December 2022

SSE Thermal has announced it is developing a “first-of-a-kind” project in the Humber region in north east England which would unite hydrogen production, storage and power generation in one location by the middle of this decade....

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Carbon capture and storage hub could provide decades of clean energy for up to 20 million UK homes and businesses, new report says 19 December 2022

Low carbon hydrogen could heat up to 20 million homes and businesses across London and the south east of England for decades to come, according to a new industry report. The Bacton Energy Hub (BEH), a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) hydrogen project, located on the coast of Norfolk, could not only help to secure the UK’s energy supply but also play a major role in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the report says....

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New report highlights five key developments for the energy sector over the next 12 months 13 December 2022

Energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie has released a new report offering views from across the energy and natural resources sectors on five key developments that are laying the foundations for the delivery of more reliable, affordable and sustainable energy....

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Sinopec invests £2.35 billion in green hydrogen in Inner Mongolia 08 December 2022

Sinopec is advancing plans to build a large-scale green hydrogen project in Inner Mongolia, which will help Sinopec become China's largest hydrogen energy company. Sinopec will invest 20 billion yuan (£2.35 billion) in the project in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia....

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Essar Oil to build £360 million carbon capture facility at Stanlow Refinery 02 December 2022

Essar Oil UK has announced plans to build a £360 million carbon capture plant at its Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port, North West England. The company said the plan was in line with its ambition to become a leading low carbon refinery by 2030....

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Proposal for Alaska Hydrogen Hub submitted to US Department of Energy 08 November 2022

The Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC) submitted a proposal for a hydrogen production hub to the US Department of Energy (DOE) on November 7. The plans envision a hub that would initially produce more than 600 tons of hydrogen per day, before eventually ramping up to over 1,600 tons per day....

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Major hydrogen pipeline planned to decarbonise Welsh industry 08 November 2022

Wales & West Utilities has announced plans for a major hydrogen pipeline in south Wales to accelerate decarbonisation plans for industry and gas customers in the region. HyLine Cymru will assess the feasibility of a pipeline network from Pembroke to the Swansea Bay area, connecting low carbon hydrogen production with industrial demand and providing options for other natural gas customers....

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