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  • Research project for the use of hydrogen in aviation starts in Hamburg

    09 July 2021

    A new development platform has been launched in Hamburg in order to test new hydrogen technology from as early as 2022. Funded by the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik will work with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) and Hamburg Airport over the next two years to design and test extensive maintenance and ground processes in handling hydrogen technology....

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  • New plant near Hull could triple UK hydrogen production capacity

    29 June 2021

    Plans for two first-of-a-kind, low-carbon power stations in the UK’s Humber region have taken a significant step forward after SSE Thermal and Equinor submitted a planning (DCO) application. The plans, which could triple the UK’s hydrogen output, comprise one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and the world’s first major 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station....

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  • Tanker explosion kills one person, injures another in South Africa

    04 June 2021

    A man was killed while cleaning the inside of a tanker in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on May 29. The incident happened on the premises of a cleaning services company in Cliffdale....

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  • Beijing Winter Olympics to be supplied by 100% clean energy

    19 May 2021

    As we approach the 24th Winter Olympic Games, various projects are proceeding intensively and efficiently. Being a "green Olympics" is one of the important concepts for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, and the aim for organisers is that the event and all venues will be completely powered by clean energy – a pioneering move in the history of the Olympics....

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  • Major US pipeline network shut down after cyber attack

    10 May 2021

    A cyber attack on US pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline led to the shut down of its entire network on May 7. The Colonial Pipeline network transports around 2.5 million barrels of gasoline per day – around 45% of the US East Coast’s gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel....

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Tanker explosion kills two workers at railcar repair facility in US 23 April 2021

An explosion at a railcar repair facility in Wyoming, US killed two people on April 21. The two men were found unresponsive inside a tanker railcar by emergency responders after the incident was reported at around 15:20 local time....

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ScottishPower announces plans for UK’s largest electrolyser as part of green hydrogen plant 14 April 2021

On April 12, ScottishPower announced that it had submitted a planning application to deliver the UK’s largest electrolyser. The 20MW electrolyser will be the key component of a green hydrogen facility located close to ScottishPower’s Whitelee windfarm. The planning application also includes proposals for a combined solar, up to 40MW, and battery energy storage scheme, up to 50MW, to help power the electrolyser....

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Equinor and SSE announce world’s first 100% hydrogen-fuelled power plant 08 April 2021

Equinor and SSE Thermal have announced plans to jointly develop two first-of-a-kind, low-carbon power stations in the UK’s Humber region, comprising one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, and the world’s first major 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station....

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Power plant explosion kills six people in China 08 April 2021

An explosion killed six people at a power plant in eastern China on April 7. The incident happened while workers were carrying out welding tasks on a tank in Chuzhou city of Anhui province....

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Record coal plant retirements offset by China coal plant boom, new report says 06 April 2021

According to a new report by led by Global Energy Monitor (GEM), a steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the first increase in global coal capacity development since 2015. In total, China was home to 85% of the 87.4 gigawatts (GW) of proposed new coal plants in 2020....

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