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  • Large-scale green hydrogen project in France receives €149 million grant

    18 March 2024

    Lhyfe has received €149 million (£127m) of financial support from the French government for the construction of a green hydrogen production plant with an installed electrolysis capacity of 100 MW near Le Havre. The project has been approved by the European Commission as part of the third wave of IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest) on hydrogen....

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  • Lhyfe launches first UK project with plans for 20MW green hydrogen plant

    05 March 2024

    Global green and renewable hydrogen company Lhyfe has unveiled plans for its first UK plant to support the country’s net zero ambitions. The company's proposed facility in the North East of England is receiving support from Shepherd Offshore, a maritime and energy service provider, following the signing of a land deal....

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  • EU will miss 2050 climate targets by a decade without urgent action, new report claims

    23 February 2024

    Despite ambition across its members, the European Union (EU) won’t meet climate targets until well into the 2060s, as focus shifts to energy security and economic stability. Renewables and electrification uptake is due to progress steadily, but nascent technologies, such as hydrogen and carbon capture, need urgent action in the forms of investment, demand certainty, and policy commitment, according to new report from energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie....

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  • 600MW hydrogen plant with carbon capture granted planning permission in UK

    20 February 2024

    Equinor’s H2H Saltend, a 600-megawatt low carbon hydrogen production plant with carbon capture, has been granted planning permission by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. One of the first of its kind and scale to be granted planning permission in the UK, Equinor says the plant will help establish the Humber as an international hub for low carbon hydrogen whilst significantly reducing carbon emissions....

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  • Carbon intensity regulation to make or break global low-carbon hydrogen market, new report says

    20 February 2024

    The future of low-carbon hydrogen hinges on global policymakers introducing regulations and subsidies that focus on the carbon intensity of the hydrogen produced rather than its colour, according to energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie’s Horizons report ‘Over the rainbow: Why understanding full value-chain carbon intensity is trumping the colour of hydrogen.’...

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Germany announces €16 billion plan to subsidise first 10GW of hydrogen-ready power plants 06 February 2024

The German government announced on 5 February that it will be subsidising gas power plants that are capable of switching to hydrogen with a reported €16 billion (£13.7bn). The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany (BMWK) made the announcement as part of its effort to supplement intermittent renewables such as wind and solar, as well as to accelerate the country’s decarbonisation plans....

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Exolum to construct green hydrogen production plant and refuelling station in northeast England 19 January 2024

Exolum is going to construct a green hydrogen production plant and refuelling station in the Tees Valley as part of the Tees Valley Hydrogen Vehicle Ecosystem project. The project, which has been awarded £7 million of grant support from the Department for Transport in partnership with Innovate UK under the Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub Competition, is expected to be fully operational in 2025....

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Denmark’s 1GW green hydrogen production facility receives approval 17 January 2024

H2 Energy Europe has announced that it has received environmental approval for its large-scale green hydrogen production facility in Esbjerg, Denmark. This achievement marks a milestone for the project, bringing it closer to a Final Investment Decision (FID)....

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Plans for UK’s largest hydrogen production hub given green light 16 January 2024

Cheshire West & Chester Council has approved plans by EET Hydrogen for the first large scale, low carbon hydrogen production plant (HPP1) in the UK located at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire....

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Carlton Power secures UK Government support for green hydrogen project 01 January 2024

Independent energy infrastructure development company Carlton Power has announced it has been successful in Round One of the UK Government’s Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR1). The company’s project at Barrow-in-Furness has been awarded a financial contract from the UK Department of Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ). Subject to reaching a Financial Investment Decision in the early part of next year, the Barrow project should enter commercial operation within two years....

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