Plug Power signs 3 GW BEDP contract with Allied Green Ammonia for electrolyzer project in Australia

Plug Power signed a Basic Engineering and Design Package (BEDP) with Allied Green Ammonia (AGA), an Australian company focused on green ammonia production, for a three-gigawatt (GW) electrolyzer plant supplying hydrogen to AGA’s planned ammonia facility proposed for the Northern Territory of Australia. Plug’s BEDP offering is instrumental for project... Read more →

The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei is further accelerating its hydrogen business activities. On 13 May, company representatives and partners including the Japanese government celebrated the official opening of a new hydrogen pilot plant in Kawasaki, Japan. Operational start of this commercial-scale facility was in March 2024. The trial operation... Read more →

Plug receives $1.66B conditional commitment loan guarantee from DOE for green hydrogen development pipeline

Plug Power received a conditional commitment for an up to $1.66 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) to finance the development, construction, and ownership of up to six green hydrogen production facilities. The production facilities, which will be selected for financing in accordance with... Read more →

RIKEN researchers develop new method to reduce amount of iridium in electrolyzers

Catalyst stability and expense remain serious obstacles to widespread adoption of hydrogen generation using proton-exchange membrane electrolysis. In a study published in Science, researchers led by Ryuhei Nakamura at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan report a new method that reduces the amount of iridium needed... Read more →

Australian hydrogen electrolyzer manufacturer Hysata raises US$111M led by bp Ventures and Templewater

Australia-based Hysata has closed a US$111-million B round with strong backing from existing major strategic and financial global investors. The company said that the investment demonstrates global recognition for its high efficiency electrolyzer (95% system efficiency, 41.5 kWh/kg incl BoP) with intrinsically low capex and a capital efficient path to... Read more →

Electric Hydrogen announced $100 million in corporate credit financing to support manufacturing and deployment of their innovative 100MW electrolyzer plants, which enable the lowest cost production of green hydrogen. The funding was led by HSBC, with participation from J.P. Morgan, Stifel Bank, and Hercules Capital. Electric Hydrogen’s complete 100MW plant... Read more →

US West Coast refiners are using more hydrogen purchased from merchant suppliers than from their own production, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). From 2012 to 2022, hydrogen purchased by refiners in the region increased 29% to about 550 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d). Over the same... Read more →

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University have developed an innovative Au@Cu7S4 yolk@shell photocatalyst which is responsive to both visible and near infrared (NIR) region wavelengths. This photocatalyst has demonstrated remarkable efficiency in solar hydrogen production, achieving an excellent quantum yield under illumination by... Read more →

DOE awards $5M to Avium to develop high-performing electrolyzer stacks

Avium, an alkaline electrolysis company supported by Tallgrass, is receiving a three-year, $5-million award from the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE funding will accelerate the commercialization of robust and reliable alkaline electrolyzers by combining Avium’s proven low-cost, high-efficiency catalysts with stacks designed to handle Avium’s higher hydrogen production rates.... Read more →

DOE announces $8M to advance electrolyzer and fuel cell manufacturing RD&D leveraging R2R consortium

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8 million for up to 15 research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that leverage DOE’s Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Consortium. (Earlier post.). This funding provides an opportunity for private sector entities to partner with national labs to receive funding via cooperative research and development agreements... Read more →

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office releases multi-year program plan

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) published its Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), a detailed strategy and planning document that will help guide clean hydrogen innovation and research in the coming years. The MYPP sets forth HFTO’s mission, goals, and strategic approach relative to... Read more →

Researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia explored the conversion of methane into hydrogen in the gas reservoir with zero oil saturation via steam methane reforming initiated by in situ gas combustion. A paper on their work is published in the journal Fuel. In the experimental... Read more →

Plug Power signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Allied Green Ammonia (AGA), an Australian company focused on green ammonia production, to supply up to 3 gigawatts (GW) of Plug electrolyzer capacity for AGA’s upcoming hydrogen-to-ammonia facility proposed for the Northern Territory of Australia. Following the MOU, Plug and AGA... Read more →

FuelCell Energy and Toyota Motor North America celebrated the grand opening of the first-of-its-kind “Tri-gen” system at the Port of Long Beach, California. Tri-gen uses biogas to produce renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, and usable water, and was built to support the vehicle processing and distribution center for Toyota Logistics Services... Read more →

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Uniper enter green hydrogen partnership

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its Energy Transition Fund, and Uniper have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen collaboration on bringing green hydrogen from CIP’s HØST PtX Esbjerg project to Germany. The partnership between CIP and Uniper, a global energy merchant and one of the world’s largest power producers,... Read more →

The Netherlands Agency Enterprise (RVO) has granted RWE a funding commitment of €124.9 million for its Eemshydrogen project. Eemshydrogen is a project to build a 50-megawatt electrolysis plant at RWE’s site in Eemshaven to produce green hydrogen. RWE plans to operate the electrolyzer with green electricity from its Westereems wind... Read more →

Lhyfe, a producer of green and renewable hydrogen, and Ugitech, a subsidiary of Swiss Steel Group, a leader in long stainless steel products, signed of a memorandum of understanding for the creation of a green hydrogen production unit at Ugitech’s Ugine site (Savoie, France), to decarbonize part of the steelmaker’s... Read more →

NGK Insulators has received an order from BASF Stationary Energy Storage GmbH (BSES), a subsidiary of German chemical manufacturer BASF SE, for NAS Batteries for a large-scale green hydrogen production project, developed by HH2E, a German green hydrogen producer. NAS sodium-sulfur (Na, S) batteries are a megawatt class large-capacity storage battery,... Read more →

Ohmium International, a company that designs, manufactures, and deploys advanced Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, is collaborating with Chilean company H2 Green Mining to develop green hydrogen projects to help decarbonize mining operations in the country. H2 Green Mining is a joint venture between Susterra, a subsidiary of the engineering... Read more →

Topsoe plans to build $400M electrolyzer factory in US

Topsoe plans to build in Chesterfield, Virginia a factory that will manufacture Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOEC) (earlier post) that are essential to the efficient production of clean hydrogen and derivatives such as eAmmonia and eMethanol. Subject to Final Investment Decision (FID), this more than $400-million investment would mark Topsoe’s... Read more →

NGK INSULATORS and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will develop jointly a hydrogen purification system that uses membrane separation to purify hydrogen-nitrogen mixture gas after ammonia cracking. The companies expect the technology to contribute to the establishment of a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain enabling high-volume transport. This joint project aims... Read more →

Smoltek Nanotech Holding announced that group company Smoltek Hydrogen completed a successful long-term test of the company’s newly developed material for PEM electrolyzer cells. During 1000 hours of continuous operation, at 2 A/cm2, the company has produced hydrogen with only 0.2 mg iridium/cm2 without any degradation of the nanostructure in... Read more →

MOL Group has inaugurated a 10 MW capacity green hydrogen plant —the largest in Central and Eastern Europe—in Százhalombatta. The €22-million investment makes fuel production more sustainable: the plant will reduce the Danube Refinery’s carbon dioxide emissions by 25,000 tonnes. The 10 megawatt electrolysis unit created by Plug Power produces... Read more →

Stiesdal Hydrogen and Danfoss sign commercial agreement on hydrogen electrolyzer production

Stiesdal Hydrogen and Danfoss have signed a commercial agreement on hydrogen electrolyzer production. The agreement signals the readiness of Stiesdal Hydrogen and Danfoss to introduce an advanced hydrogen electrolyzer solution based on heat exchanger design to the market. Together, the two companies have developed a new and scalable solution for... Read more →

Amogy and ITOCHU partner to explore application of ammonia-powered solution for decarbonizing ships

Amogy, a provider of mature, scalable, and efficient ammonia-to-power solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ITOCHU Corporation, a Japan-based global trading and import/export company. This strategic partnership is aimed at exploring the potential application of Amogy’s technology on ITOCHU’s maritime vessels. Amogy’s technology cracks liquid ammonia into its... Read more →

Verdagy, a renewable hydrogen electrolysis company with more than a decade of technology and product development experience, announced that Shell provided technical endorsement of Verdagy’s eDynamic electrolyzers. This major step qualifies Verdagy as a supplier in its upcoming green hydrogen projects. Verdagy worked with the Shell team to complete a... Read more →

3M invests in hydrogen electrolyzer manufacturer EVOLOH

3M has invested in EVOLOH, a company working to scale up manufacturing of multi-megawatt liquid alkaline electrolyzers to make green hydrogen affordable and efficient. The low-cost production of green hydrogen is key to the world reaching its climate goals and the investment is part of 3M’s ongoing commitment to materials... Read more →

Developing renewable hydrogen production in Africa would allow African nations to meet domestic electricity needs while becoming a major exporter to supply growing global demand, according to a new report released by the Hydrogen Council. The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a... Read more →

DOE renews R2R consortium with focus on high-volume manufacturing of clean hydrogen technologies

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) is renewing the Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Consortium of national laboratories to develop “roll-to-roll” processes that will reduce the cost of manufacturing electrolyzers and fuel cells. The R2R Consortium aims to advance efficient, high-throughput, and high-quality manufacturing processes to... Read more →

Topsoe announces strong results from SOEC electrolyzer demonstration plant

At its demonstration site in Frederikssund, Denmark, Topsoe ran a 2,250-hour demonstration in industrial conditions of 12 Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cell (SOEC) stacks, which included 1,200 cells, operating at a combined stack power of 350 kW. The purpose was to demonstrate the technology’s capabilities in a hydrogen plant and validate... Read more →

French government awards Lhyfe a grant of up to €149M for large-scale production of green hydrogen

Lhyfe received confirmation from the French government of a financial support in the form of a grant of up to €149 million for the construction of a green hydrogen production plant with an installed electrolysis capacity of 100 MW near Le Havre. This project, led by Lhyfe for over two... Read more →

AIChE to lead new hydrogen electrolyzer and fuel cell recycling consortium

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $750 million in funding for 52 projects across 24 states to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen selected and reinforce American leadership in the growing hydrogen industry. (Earlier post.) Among the recipients, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was selected to... Read more →

Black & Veatch to study extraction of natural hydrogen in Australia

Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure solutions, will study the exploration and extraction of natural hydrogen and helium in Australia. The development study is an engineering services agreement between Australian-owned natural hydrogen company H2EX Limited and Black & Veatch. The study is part of an Australian Federal... Read more →

DOE awarding $750M to support hydrogen industry; 52 projects across 24 states

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $750 million for 52 projects across 24 states to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen and reinforce US global leadership in the growing clean hydrogen industry. The projects are expected to enable US manufacturing capacity to produce 14 gigawatts of fuel cells per... Read more →

Yara Growth Ventures invests in Dynelectro; electrolysis technology for low-cost renewable hydrogen

Yara Growth Ventures is investing in Dynelectro, the developer of a method extending the life expectancy of solid oxide electrolysis (SOE) from two years up to ten years. While SOE yields the highest possible efficiencies to produce renewable hydrogen and e-fuels, it has been suffering from system lifetime issues up... Read more →

Sunfire raises €215M in Series E; €100M EIB loan

German electrolyzer manufacturer Sunfire announced a significant financial milestone with €215 million raised in a Series E equity financing round, further complemented by a term loan of up to €100 million provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB). In addition, Sunfire has access to approximately €200 million from previously approved,... Read more →

UT Austin researchers advancing methods to produce hydrogen from rocks

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are exploring a suite of natural catalysts to help produce hydrogen gas from iron-rich rocks without emitting carbon dioxide. We’re producing hydrogen from rocks. It’s a type of non-fossil fuel production of hydrogen from iron-rich rocks that has never been attempted at... Read more →

Bekaert and Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation entered into a global partnership which includes a strategic cooperation agreement, and a manufacturing technology license for Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA), a key component for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, that will help to accelerate the advance towards green hydrogen production. The... Read more →

Chevron announces its first solar-to-hydrogen production project in California’s Central Valley

Chevron New Energies, a division of Chevron USA Inc., is developing a 5-megawatt hydrogen production project in California’s Central Valley. The project aims to create lower carbon energy by utilizing solar power, land, and non-potable produced water from Chevron’s existing assets at the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County.... Read more →

OMV Petrom to build two green hydrogen production projects at Petrobrazi refinery

OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy producer in South-eastern Europe, signed two financing contracts through the NRRP for the construction of two production facilities for green hydrogen with a total capacity of 55 MW at the Petrobrazi refinery. The contracts were signed with the Romanian Ministry of Energy for a... Read more →

Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) have established a joint industry program supported by leading international companies in the energy industry to study the potential of geologic hydrogen. This is the first collaborative effort on geologic hydrogen between a federal agency and academia. With the... Read more →

Topsoe signed an engineering agreement with Approtium, a South Korean industrial supplier of hydrogen, to deliver Topsoe’s proven ammonia cracking technology, H2RETAKE, converting low-carbon ammonia, also referred to as blue ammonia, back into hydrogen. Topsoe will deliver its technology to Approtium’s landmark project in Ulsan, South Korea. The facility is... Read more →

DOE to award up to $100M for pilot-scale testing of advanced CO2 removal technologies; funding for projects to produce carbon-negative hydrogen from biomass

The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $100 million to help develop a commercially viable carbon dioxide removal industry in the United States. The funding will support pilot projects and testing facilities to demonstrate and scale carbon dioxide removal technologies... Read more →

Researchers from France and Albania have discovered a large natural source of hydrogen gas outgassing from the deep underground Bulqizë chromite mine in Albania. A paper on their discovery is published in Science. Deep crustal production of hydrogen (H2) is a potential source of primary energy if recoverable accumulations in... Read more →

Trillium H2 Power selects Shell Blue Hydrogen Process

Trillium H2 Power LLC (tH2 Power) has awarded Shell Catalysts & Technologies a contract to deliver a Shell Blue Hydrogen Process (SBHP) license agreement. The license is for tH2 Power, which involves building multiple large-scale, low-carbon-hydrogen-fuelled power generation and manufacturing projects at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in rural... Read more →

DOE awarding $20M to 16 projects on geologic hydrogen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million for 16 projects across 8 states to accelerate the natural subsurface generation of hydrogen. This is the first time that the US government has competitively selected teams to research this kind of technology. The 16 teams announced are set to receive... Read more →

Matteco partnering with Siemens Energy, Horiba, UV and HI ERN to develop efficient, PGM-free electrolyzer; €3M for SEAL-HYDROGEN project

Spain-based Matteco is collaborating with the multinational companies Siemens Energy and Horiba, as well as the Institute of Molecular Sciences (ICMol) of the University of Valencia, and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN), to develop an innovative, sustainable, efficient, and scalable electrolyzer to reduce the cost of... Read more →

Chiyoda Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation will jointly develop large-scale electrolysis systems and construct a strategic partnership and have signed a basic agreement on cooperation. The overall goal is to contribute to achieving the government targets for the introduction of electrolysis equipment both in Japan and overseas as part of... Read more →

Plug signs basic engineering and design package contract for 500MW electrolyzer in Europe

Plug Power signed a contract to deliver a Basic Engineering and Design Package (BEDP) for a 500 megawatt (MW) electrolyzer project in Europe. The contract increases Plug’s total amount of BEDP contracts to 4.1 gigawatts (GW). Plug started offering a Basic Engineering Design Package (BEDP) to the market in 2022.... Read more →

Lhyfe, one of the world’s pioneers in the production of green and renewable hydrogen, announced that the operating results of its offshore hydrogen production pilot platform, Sealhyfe, which returned to dock in November 2023, confirm that the initial objectives have been met and enable another step forward for the company.... Read more →