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DOE launches Energy Earthshots initiative; Hydrogen Shot first; $1/kg in 1 decade
Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm launched the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Earthshots Initiative to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. The first Energy Earthshot—Hydrogen Shot—seeks to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% to $1 per kilogram in one decade.
Industries are beginning to implement clean hydrogen to reduce emissions, but there are still many hurdles to deploying it at scale. Currently, hydrogen from renewable energy costs about $5 per kilogram.
The Hydrogen Shot establishes a framework and foundation for clean hydrogen deployment in the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan, which includes support for demonstration projects. . . .
As part of the launch, at the DOE’s Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, DOE’s Hydrogen Program issued a Request for Information (RFI) on viable hydrogen demonstrations, including specific locations, that can help lower the cost of hydrogen, reduce carbon emissions and local air pollution, create good-paying jobs, and provide benefits to disadvantaged communities. (DE-FOA-0002529) Topics in the RFI include:
Hydrogen Production, Resources, and Infrastructure
End Users for Hydrogen Based on Specific Regions, Cost, and Value Propositions
Greenhouse Gas and Other Pollutant Emissions Reduction Potential
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), Jobs, and Environmental Justice
Science and Innovation Needs and Challenges
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CMB.TECH opens first multimodal hydrogen refueling station, presents dual-fuel hydrogen truck Lenoir
CMB.TECH has opened the first multimodal hydrogen refueling station in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the first refueling station to produce green hydrogen which will be used to power ships, tube trailers, cars, trucks and buses. In addition to the hydrogen refueling station, CMB.TECH launched a hydrogen truck with the symbolic name: Lenoir, a reference to the French-speaking Belgian who in 1860 built the first internal combustion engine powered by hydrogen.
CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge) is a diversified shipping and logistics group based in Antwerp. CMB owns and operates 139 seagoing vessels in dry bulk (Bocimar), container transport (Delphis), chemical tankers (Bochem) & crew transfer vessels (Windcat). CMB.TECH is CMB’s cleantech division.
CMB.TECH is strongly committed to hydrogen solutions for industrial and maritime applications. The launch of the Hydroville in 2017, the first hydrogen-powered passenger ship, gave impetus to this commitment. Until now, the Hydroville has been supplied with hydrogen by a tube trailer (mobile hydrogen refueling station). From now on the Hydroville, in addition to the other hydrogen applications of CMB.TECH, will be able to refuel in Antwerp. . . .
The hydrogen refueling station will be built at the Port House in Antwerp. CMB.TECH deliberately chose this location on the border between the city and the port to be able to supply hydrogen to the many industrial applications in the port on the one hand and on the other to keep it easily accessible to the general public.
Lenoir truck. In addition to the hydrogen refueling station, CMB.TECH launched a dual-fuel truck running on hydrogen. The dual fuel technology is feasible, affordable and green and allows for the conversion of different applications in the short term. . . .
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Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities
Trafigura Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, and Yara International ASA, a leading global ammonia player, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and promotion of the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and to explore possible opportunities to work together on certain clean (green and blue) ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the global maritime sector are increasing. The Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas study, published in August 2020, predicts that emissions could increase by as much as 130% by 2050 compared with 2008 levels. To reverse this trend the ships in use, the fuels that power them and the related infrastructure all need to change as the industry transitions to low- or zero-carbon maritime fuels. . . .
Under the MoU announced today, Trafigura and Yara intend to collaborate in the following areas:
The supply of clean ammonia by Yara to Trafigura Group companies;
Exploration of joint R&D initiatives for clean ammonia application as a marine fuel; and
Development of new clean ammonia assets including marine fuel infrastructure and market opportunities. . . .
Trafigura has co-sponsored the R&D of MAN Energy Solutions’ ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime vessels, has performed in-depth studies of transport fuels with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and has published a white paper on the need for a global carbon levy for shipping fuels to be introduced by International Maritime Organization.
Yara is a world leader in ammonia, with long experience and leading positions within global ammonia production, logistics and trade. The Oslo-based company produces roughly 8.5 million tonnes of ammonia annually. Yara employs a fleet of 11 ammonia carriers, including 5 fully owned ships, and owns 18 marine ammonia terminals with 580 kt of storage capacity—enabling it to produce and deliver ammonia across the globe. Yara recently established a new clean ammonia unit to capture growth opportunities in emission-free fuel for shipping and power, carbon-free fertilizer and ammonia for industrial applications.
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Delta-EE: Europe tracking to 2.7 GW of operational hydrogen electrolyzer capacity by 2025; well short of EU target
A new study by Delta-EE, a specialist new energy research & consulting company, has found that the total announced project capacity of the rapidly growing European hydrogen electrolyzer market would take the green hydrogen sector to 2.7 GW by 2025—a nearly 50-fold increase on capacity built over the last ten years.
However, time is running out to establish the many projects on the 100s of MW scale required to achieve an EU target of 6 GW by 2024. . . .
In the last ten years, the project activity around clean hydrogen has been growing quickly, with 67 operational projects including electrolyzers, and targeting new energy applications developed across 13 different countries.
These projects offer a total capacity of 56 MW, producing an estimated 4,700 tonnes of green hydrogen per year. Approximately half of this is consumed by the transport industry, and approximately one third is used for decarbonizing industrial applications, such as petrochemical refining.
Today nearly half of all European electrolyzer capacity is in Germany, while no other country has more than 10 MW installed. However, the sector is expanding fast; the first major projects in several countries (e.g. Spain, Netherlands, Denmark) will be at the 10s of MW scale in 2021/22 and will soar towards the 100s MW by 2025.
A key factor in this growth will be the increase in manufacturing capacity of electrolyzer manufacturers. Today’s leading manufacturers such as Nel Hydrogen, ITM Power, Cummins and McPhy, are all building factories capable of producing 100s of MW if not GWs of electrolyzers a year. . . .