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  • TotalEnergies and Air Products sign green hydrogen delivery agreement

    17 June 2024

    TotalEnergies and Air Products have signed a 15-year agreement for the annual supply in Europe of 70,000 tons of green hydrogen starting in 2030. This first long-term deal follows TotalEnergies’ call for tenders for the supply of 500,000 tons per year of green hydrogen to decarbonize TotalEnergies’ European refineries....

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  • Explosion at Polish weapons factory kills one

    17 June 2024

    A blast at a munitions factory in southeastern Poland killed one worker and injured several others on 10 June. The incident happened at the Mesko arms factory in the city of Skarzysko-Kamienna and caused a significant fire to break out....

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  • Polish Government issues decision in principle on Rolls-Royce SMRs

    20 May 2024

    Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment has issued a Decision in Principle endorsing Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology. Rolls-Royce SMR and SGP Industria have welcomed the Decision in Principle issued by Poland’s Environment Minister, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, who has said she believes the investment would be in the public interest and in line with the country’s energy and climate policies....

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  • Five people dead in sewage treatment plant accident

    07 May 2024

    Five workers died following an accident at a sewage treatment plant in Sicily, Italy on 6 May. All five people are reported to have died from toxic gas poisoning at the sewage facility near Palermo. A sixth worker was found unconscious at the site and was rushed to hospital where they remain in a serious condition....

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  • Fire extinguished after hydrogen leak at world’s largest chemical complex

    03 May 2024

    A hydrogen leak at BASF’s Ludwigshafen chemical complex in Germany ignited on 30 April before being quickly extinguished by the company’s own fire brigade. The chemical giant said in a statement that there were no injuries as a result of the incident, however part of the facility has been shutdown....

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Northwest Europe’s hydrogen targets require a rapid scaling up of investment and policy support, report says 23 April 2024

Northwest Europe is at the forefront of low-emissions hydrogen development – though meeting the targets that countries in the region have set for 2030 will require further efforts from policy makers on a tight timeline, according to the latest edition of the IEA’s ‘Northwest European Hydrogen Monitor’....

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Gas leak forces evacuation of Europe's only large-scale LNG plant 23 April 2024

Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG plant in northern Norway was evacuated on 23 April due to a gas leak that occurred during maintenance, the company said. Production at the facility was halted after the leak was discovered while all 54 people who were at the plant at the time were accounted for....

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Explosion at oilseed processing plant critically injures one 16 April 2024

An explosion at a French oilseed plant left one person with serious injuries on 10 April. The incident happened at a facility operated by Saipol in the port of Sète near Montpellier on France’s southern coast....

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Hydroelectric power plant explosion kills seven in Italy 10 April 2024

An explosion at a hydroelectric power plant in northern Italy killed seven people on 9 April. Another five people were rushed to hospital in serious conditions after the blast at the plant in Bargi near Bologna....

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INEOS completes acquisition of TotalEnergies’ petrochemical assets in southern France 08 April 2024

INEOS has completed the acquisition of TotalEnergies’ 50% share in four facilities at Lavera in southern France. The deal includes one of Europe’s largest steam crackers with an annual capacity of 720,000 tonnes of ethylene, an aromatics business with an annual capacity of 270,000 tonnes and a polypropylene business with an annual capacity of 300,000 tonnes....

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