Wärtsilä launches major test programme to advance carbon-free solutions with hydrogen and ammonia

Technology group Wärtsilä is pioneering the adoption of hydrogen and ammonia as viable engine fuels via advanced testing in its fuel-flexible combustion engines, as the company continues to lead transformation in the energy and marine sectors towards carbon-free solutions. read more

UK’s FCA clears acquisition of Octopus Renewables by Octopus Energy

Acquisition of sister company makes Octopus Energy one of Europe’s largest operators and investors in solar and onshore wind power, adding £3.4bn worth of green energy projects to the firm’s asset management portfolio. read more

Replacing coal with renewable generation and flexibility promises European energy independence, Wärtsilä finds

Modelling by technology group Wärtsilä has revealed that major system-wide benefits are in reach for European power producers that rapidly replace coal with renewable generation and flexibility – from avoiding fuel and carbon costs, to new clean power export opportunities. read more

Major power plant in Malta renews Wärtsilä service agreement for second time

Successful operating performance has resulted in Delimara Power Plant 3 (D3) – a major supplier of electricity to Malta – renewing its long-term service agreement with leading technology group Wärtsilä for the second time. read more

GECF: “Natural gas a vital element in mission net-zero”

In a recently issued statement, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) – an intergovernmental coalition of 19 of the world’s leading gas producers, together representing 70 per cent of proven natural gas reserves, 52 per cent of gas pipeline, and 51 per cent of LNG exports – echoed the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s recent report ‘Net Zero by 2050’. read more

Must-have digital trends for leaders of the O&G market to be explored at AUTOMA 2021

Digitalisation of almost every working process affected the oil & gas industry in 2020, and this transformation continues today. To learn more about such cutting-edge technology trends, industry leaders will join the Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress 2021 (AUTOMA 2021) from 4-5 October. read more

Detailed programme released for the 36th International Gas Professionals Meeting

Explore the cutting-edge detailed programme of the 36th International Gas Professionals Meeting – southeast Europe’s leading gas conference and expo, which returns to Opatija, Croatia from 16–18 June. read more

Parker’s new clearcurrent® ASSURE filters are best-in-class for advanced gas turbines

The Gas Turbine Filtration Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation – a global leader in motion and control technologies – has announced the launch of its clearcurrent® ASSURE filters for high-performance gas turbines. read more

Virtual forum in June expected to be the energy world’s largest meeting of minds

The largest energy event of its kind, the three-day digital ‘All Things Energy Forum’ (2–4 June 2021) will engage the entire spectrum of the energy industry, with a focus on economy and innovation within the context of a pandemic, alongside international politics, energy trade, environmental policies, and state-of-the-art technology. read more

Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association teams up with Oxford Business Group for new Covid-19 response report

A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) – produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) – will explore the key role that innovation is set to play in adding value to the downstream energy industry and driving new growth, as the region’s markets advance their economic diversification strategies. read more

Top energy industry experts gather online for Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA)

The third edition of the Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress (AUTOMA) – covering upstream, midstream and downstream sectors – successfully concluded last week on the BGS Online Platform. read more

Could wave energy be used to help decarbonise the oil & gas industry? A new collaboration explores the potential

With oil set to remain a part of the energy mix in the decades ahead, green energy innovator Ocean Harvesting Technologies, in collaboration with Lundin Energy Norway, is exploring how wave energy could be used to provide electricity to oil & gas platforms. read more

ABB urges greater adoption of high-efficiency motors and drives to combat climate change

In a new whitepaper, ABB reveals potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB calls on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the technology to help combat climate change. read more

Baseload Capital closes equity round of $25m with Chevron as new strategic investor

Baseload Capital – the Swedish company specialised in funding the deployment of heat power worldwide – has announced the successful close of a US$25 million funding round with Chevron Technology Ventures as a new strategic investor. read more

Eco Wave Power wins Global Innovation Award 2021 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB) – a Swedish-Israeli wave energy developer – has won the public voting for the Global Innovation Award, in the ‘Life Under Water’ category, at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The company’s innovative wave-to-energy solution generates clean electricity from ocean and sea waves. read more

GECF unveils fifth edition of Global Gas Outlook 2050

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the global platform of the leading gas producing nations, today unveiled the 5th edition of its annual GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050 (Outlook) at an online event attended by energy ministers and senior representatives from the Forum’s Member Countries, alongside a bevy of dignitaries and gas industry stakeholders. read more

Legendary race-car driver Mario Andretti joins the hydrogen fuel movement

The Andretti Group – headed up by racing legend Mario Andretti – is entering an agreement with PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. to install PowerTap’s proprietary hydrogen production and fuelling modules across the Group’s network of gas stations in the US. Starting with California, Andretti Group's footprint of gas stations will make hydrogen fuel accessible to a wide west coast network, amidst forecasts that hydrogen will take 25 per cent of oil demand by 2050. read more

Quantafuel and Geminor initiate industrial partnership

Energy company Quantafuel ASA has acquired 40 per cent of the shares in resource management company Geminor AS. The acquisition makes the two Norwegian companies industry partners and leading players in the development of chemical recycling of plastics in Europe. read more

Wärtsilä to support Denmark’s fossil-free ambition with two large-scale biogas upgrading plants

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply two large-scale biogas upgrading plants to different locations in Denmark. The order was placed by Nature Energy – the world’s leading biomethane company. By injecting biomethane – the end-product of upgraded biogas – into the gas grid, Denmark will be taking an important step towards its stated ambition of becoming a climate-neutral and fossil-free nation. read more

Kongsberg Digital cements leading position in energy sector’s digital transition

The status of Kongsberg Digital as the forerunner of digital transformation within the oil & gas sector has been recognised with three awards at the 2020 Digital Oil & Gas Asia Summit (DOA 2020) held in Beijing, China. read more

ADIPEC, the world’s largest oil & gas industry gathering, is set to convene virtually next week

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum and Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC) 2020 Virtual Conference – the world’s largest gathering of oil and gas industry players – is set to begin on Monday, November 9, 2020. read more

German battery firm instagrid wins Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award

instagrid GmbH – a specialist for high-power portable battery systems – has been selected from 570 international applicants to win the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award 2020 in the ‘Renewable Energies and Materials’ category. read more

Eco Wave Power’s Inna Braverman recognised amongst 2020’s top Meaningful Business Leaders

Meaningful Business – a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose – has recognised Israeli entrepreneur Inna Braverman of Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding AB) in its Top 100 index for 2020. The award recognises outstanding business leaders worldwide who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. read more

Executive Board Meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum explores outlook to 2050

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has held its 37th Executive Board Meeting via videoconference, gathering high-ranking officials from across the globe to explore insights, challenges and forecasts for gas exporting nations in the years and decades ahead. read more

Azelio and JET ENERGY in MoU to develop storage projects with solar PV in Africa

Azelio has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco-based JET ENERGY explore energy storage projects utilising Azelio’s TES.POD technology in Francophone Africa. read more

Fortum and MIT’s 3-year tie-up could help make small modular reactors a reality

European energy company Fortum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have entered into a three-year co-operation project to create an open-source tool for the techno-economic modelling of small modular reactor (SMR) projects. Through the modelling work and the sensitivity analysis of the results, the two parties hope to generate greater understanding of SMR projects and characteristics. read more

Latest issue – Vol 2/21
Lead stories
– Sustainability focus
– Leading the charge
– Berth of a new era – Shore-to-ship electrification
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