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Major new initiatives to be launched at first ever Green Hydrogen Global Assembly

The Green Hydrogen Organisation is to host the first-ever Green Hydrogen Global Assembly and Exhibition, to be held from 17–18 May 2022 in Barcelona, where major announcements will be made and significant agreements reached to take forward green energy security in Europe and beyond. read more

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Production of DuPont’s Kevlar, Nomex and Tyvek to run on renewable energy

DuPont’s branded products will be manufactured with electricity backed by renewable energy credits – a key milestone for the materials technology giant in achieving its 2030 climate goal. read more

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Wärtsilä secures new order and upgrade contracts for one of Egypt’s major IPPs

Technology group Wärtsilä’s strong relationship with one of Egypt’s major independent power producers (IPPs) is further enhanced with a new order and contract to upgrade an existing plant. read more

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E.ON leads BNEF Transition Scores for power utilities

E.ON, Iberdrola and EDF beat other utilities when it comes to managing climate risk and are thus best-poised to take advantage of opportunities arising from the energy transition, according to a new BloombergNEF (BNEF) report. Meanwhile, the new study said coal is dragging Asian utilities down. read more

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Highview Power names former Inmarsat boss Rupert Pearce as new CEO

Highview Power – a global leader in providing long duration energy storage and essential grid services – has named former Inmarsat boss Rupert Pearce as its new CEO, as the firm strives to accelerate the drive to a 100-per-cent renewable energy grid. read more

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Dynamic gas market to be explored in Opatija, Croatia, at 37th edition of iconic international meeting

Held from 11–13 May 2022 at the Congress Centre of the Grand Hotel Adriatic in Opatija, the 37th International Scientific and Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals is one of the largest events of its kind in southeast Europe. read more

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OGE and TES combine to develop 1000km CO2 transport network

OGE is to build a pipeline network to enable the transportation of CO2 for sequestration and its reuse in a green circular closed-loop system to transport green hydrogen. The network will initially be 1,000km long with capacity to transport around 18 million tons of CO2 per year. read more

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Europe can halve power sector gas use and save €323bn by doubling new renewable energy – Wartsila report

Europe can cut its power sector gas consumption in half, reduce energy costs by €323 billion and increase energy independence by 2030 if it rapidly scales up its renewable capacity, according to a new report from Wärtsilä. read more

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Vestas emerges as leading global wind turbine manufacturer in 2021

Vestas Wind Systems A/S has emerged as the leading manufacturer for wind turbines, accounting for an impressive 16.6GW – or 19 per cent share – of global installations in 2021, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData. read more

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Kongsberg Digital receives funding to further develop leading simulation software for Carbon Capture & Storage

Together with Computer Modelling Group (CMG), Kongsberg Digital has received funding from the CLIMIT-Demo Program to further develop leading simulation software for CO2 injection into depleted oil & gas reservoirs and saline aquifers. This funding is in addition to that already secured by a number of Energy Operators. read more

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OGCI members aim for zero methane emissions from oil & gas operations by 2030

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) has launched its Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, which calls for an all-in approach that treats oil and gas methane emissions as seriously as the industry already treats safety: aiming for zero and striving to do what is needed to get there. read more

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Record 2021 investment and demand highlight critical role of sustainable energy tech in US economy

The 10th annual edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook provides key data on the role of energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy in driving the energy transition. read more

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Pandemic boosts adoption of VR in oil & gas industry

The pandemic triggered a shift to remote working, which has boosted the adoption of virtual reality (VR) by oil & gas companies for training, collaboration, and data visualisation, according to GlobalData, which expects this shift to persist despite employees now returning to the office. read more

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IBC SOLAR celebrates 40th anniversary and shares market insights from partner survey

One of the world's leading providers of photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solutions, IBC SOLAR AG, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Here, the industry pioneer reflects on its milestones and shares the insights from a recent survey conducted in co-operation with its specialist installation partner network. read more

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Vattenfall and Seagust join forces in Norwegian offshore wind bid

Swedish multinational Vattenfall and Norwegian company Seagust have formed a joint venture to bid for offshore wind areas in Norway’s upcoming licensing rounds. The joint venture represents Vattenfall’s entry into the Norwegian wind market. read more

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bp acquires 30% stake in UK’s largest provider of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) fuels

bp has acquired a 30-per-cent stake in Green Biofuels Ltd (GBF), the UK’s largest provider of low-emission hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO). read more

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Elkem takes 100% ownership of Salten energy recovery plant

Elkem has secured 100-per-cent ownership of the Elkem Salten energy recovery plant in northern Norway, after acquiring the remaining 50-per-cent stake from Kvitebjørn Energi. read more

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Potential of gas remains promising amidst policy changes: GECF webinar speakers

As the world takes decisive steps on climate change, the ensuing policy changes and their effect on the world’s fastest growing fossil fuel, natural gas, were examined at an event held by the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) this week. read more

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Lhyfe and Germany’s ENERPARC AG join forces to produce renewable hydrogen from solar energy

Lhyfe, a global pioneer and pure player in the production of green renewable hydrogen, has signed its first project powered by solar photovoltaics. read more

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New ITIF report: Global energy innovation system in poor health to meet climate promises

To meet COP26 promises, countries must accelerate the pace of clean energy innovation, finds a new report released by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). read more

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US poised to be world’s largest LNG exporter in 2022, as China becomes top LNG importer

The world’s two largest economies – the United States and Mainland China – are poised to be the world’s top export and import markets, respectively, for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2022, according to a new report by IHS Markit. read more

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New GECF Secretary General takes charge

His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Hamel from the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria has assumed office as the fourth Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) – the global platform of leading gas exporting countries. read more

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Wärtsilä to supply the Netherlands’ largest energy storage system to support grid stability

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 25MW / 48-megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage system to GIGA Storage BV in the Netherlands to help stabilise the electric grid. Wärtsilä’s first energy storage project in the Netherlands, and the country’s largest system to date, is expected to become operational in October 2022. read more

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Lhyfe and DORIS sign MoU to launch first floating wind turbine for integration with hydrogen production system

Lhyfe, a world pioneer and pure player in renewable green hydrogen production, and DORIS, an integrated engineering and project management group and a leader in offshore technology, have joined hands to step up their work on offshore hydrogen production. read more

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Baker Hughes inks deal with Shell for green energy credits and co-investments in decarbonisation

Energy technology company Baker Hughes and energy major Shell have signed a broad strategic collaboration agreement to help each other achieve their respective commitments for net-zero carbon emissions, and also advance tech to decarbonise energy and industrial sectors. read more

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Reliability, flexibility and sustainability of Wartsila's technology lands repeat order from Nigerian cement producer

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 70MW captive power plant for BUA’s new Sokoto cement production plant in Nigeria. The new plant is required to supply the energy for an off-grid additional cement production line. read more

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Former Soviet Union to lead global working gas capacity additions by 2025

The Former Soviet Union (FSU) is expected to lead the global planned and announced working gas capacity additions, contributing approximately 34 per cent of the total global capacity additions by 2025, according to GlobalData. read more

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Ukraine Gas Investment Congress creates partnerships in Ukraine’s gas sector

The first ever Ukraine Gas Investment Congress was launched yesterday in Kyiv, as Ukraine looks to attract international investors and partners for its ambitious goals of achieving net-zero natural gas imports within five years, and carbon neutrality by 2040. read more

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Shaping Ukraine’s energy future

As Europe enters an historical phase of energy transition, Ukraine Gas Investment Congress (UGIC) will provide a platform for efficient co-operation; a showcase for new concepts and solutions; and a hub to explore the role of the cleanest-burning fossil fuel in the continent’s energy future. read more

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Analysis: Gazprom signals no change in gas flows to Europe

Wholesale natural gas prices across Europe rallied on Monday morning, as bookings for pipeline access for November showed Russia’s Gazprom expects to leave flows unchanged into western Europe next month. Tom Marzec-Manser, Lead Analyst (European Gas/LNG) at ICIS, reports. read more

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