January 13, 2022

Britain’s gas grid to be ready to deliver hydrogen across the country from 2023, energy networks announce

Britain’s gas grid is set to be ready to start to blending hydrogen around the country from next year, helping provide families with more secure, homegrown energy supplies, new plans published by energy network companies announce today. Energy Networks Association (ENA) has published Britain’s Hydrogen Blending Delivery Plan, setting out how all five of Britain’s gas grid companies will meet the Government’s target for Britain’s network of gas pipes to be ready to deliver 20% hydrogen to homes and businesses acround the country from 2023, as a replacement for up to a fifth of the natural gas currently used. It will also […]
January 11, 2022

Enbridge Gas Invites Media to Attend Launch of North America’s First Utility-Scale Hydrogen-Blending Project

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2022 /CNW/ – Enbridge Gas Inc., in partnership with Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and with support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (STDC), the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) and NGIF Capital Corporation, will officially launch the first-of-a-kind in North America hydrogen-blending project, and invite local media to attend the virtual event. Hydrogen blending refers to injecting clean hydrogen into the delivered natural gas to reduce its carbon footprint. Successful pilot of this innovative technology will green the gas supply and open the door for larger made-in-Ontario clean energy solutions. WHO: Enbridge Gas Inc. and Cummins Inc. with speakers that include: Cynthia Hansen, EVP & President, Gas […]
December 22, 2021

‘Out of the lab’: green hydrogen biggest winner as US forms $21bn Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

Department of Energy says new unit will ‘fill critical innovation gap’ for technologies such as renewable H2, carbon capture and nuclear By Richard Kessler The US Department of Energy (DoE) on Tuesday launched the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations with $21.5bn in federal funding – the biggest single slice of which goes to green hydrogen – in a bid to realise the largest number of innovative carbon-free technology projects at scale in the nation’s history. The new office “will move clean energy technologies out of the lab and into local and regional economies across the country, proving the value of technologies […]
April 21, 2021

Nuclear energy plants could help accelerate hydrogen adoption with reduced costs

By George Heynes With the breakthrough of hydrogen technology in various decarbonisation strategies across the world, nuclear reactors could be given a new lease of life by providing almost perfect conditions to produce green hydrogen on a massive scale. It is not often you find two products that, ethically, are at opposite ends of the spectrum but complement each other so significantly. The reputational facelift that nuclear power has needed since it was first introduced in the last century could be realised with the introduction of technologies that utilise by-products of nuclear power to generate alternative fuel sources such as hydrogen. […]
April 8, 2021

Nuclear plants could be the ‘perfect component’ for green hydrogen production

By George Heynes Clean energy technology company AES-100 is investigating whether hydrogen production could, under the right conditions, offer a solution for US and European nuclear reactors to retire early and help new reactors run to high efficiencies. Read more: Xcel Energy and Idaho National Laboratory to use nuclear energy for hydrogen production Read more: AES technology selected for Californian green hydrogen energy storage project In the current climate, nuclear power plants find it difficult to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewable energy generation meaning that many are forced to retire early with no short-term way of destroying nuclear reactors. However, the […]