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The Czech Republic is committed to hydrogen

At (today’s) IPCEI event on December 17th, organized by Germany during its Council Presidency, the Czech Republic together with 16 other European countries signed the „Manifesto for the development of a European “Hydrogen Technologies and Systems” value chain” through IPCEI’s on hydrogen.

PGNiG launches new hydrogen program

Poland’s energy giant PGNIG’s plans to invest in hydrogen research, a green hydrogen production plant and a hydrogen refilling station in Warsaw. This investment of the state-owned gas and oil company PGNiG might be a signal that Poland is starting to see hydrogen as an opportunity. This is the second hydrogen project of PGNiG after the announcement of ELIZA in November 2018. Nevertheless this announcement is a surprise as it is in contrast to Poland’s conservative approach on energy policy. . The Czech Republic should also examine the economic and ecological potential of H2, especially in state-owned companies.

Hydrogen has to replace coal and nuclear in Germany

The magazine EURO represents German plans how to adopt its industry to hydrogen economy in the article “Germany bets on hydrogen technology. They should replace missing capacity after the end of the nuclear power”. The most important industry branch, the German automotive industry, believes in hydrogen power. A survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a consultancy among automotive sector managers, showed that both the state and the automakers themselves should support and develop fuel cells in order to develop emission-free transport. 83% of respondents supported hydrogen. 

Plans revealed for ambitious green hydrogen project in Groningen

Gasunie, Shell and Groningen Seaports announced the common megaproject NorthH2. The consortium wants to build a offshore wind farm and hydrogen plant. The wind park will have a capacity of approx. 4 GW, extension up to 10 GW until 2040 is possible. The hydrogen plant is a large elektrolyser, planned to be constructed in Eemshaven, where wind energy is converted into green hydrogen. The consortium hopes to produce the first hydrogen by 2027, the feasibility study will start this year. Han Fennema, CEO of Gasunie, “The Netherlands has a leading position in the shift to a hydrogen economy. If we want to realise our climate ambitions, we must have large-scale infrastructure in good time.”

Hydrogen for Decarbonisation at European Scale

The German gas transmission system operators have presented a plan for almost 600 thousand kilometers of hydrogen network. The industry is thus a big step ahead of politics. But implementation cannot begin without a political and regulatory framework. A plan for this hydrogen network to connect northern German hydrogen production centers with southern German industrial centers has been presented yesterday in one of the largest German newspaper “Das Handelsblatt”.

Green hydrogen – the potential energy transition gamechanger

Green hydrogen is projected to grow rapidly in the coming years. As energy leaders from around the world meet for the 10th Assembly of IRENA, participants of a ministerial roundtable on hydrogen have identified hydrogen produced by renewable energy as potential key accelerator of the energy transition and enabler for a wider global decarbonisation. “Green hydrogen is gaining unprecedented political and business momentum, with a number of policies and projects expanding rapidly around the world,” said IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera at the opening.

BDR Thermea Group showcases the world’s first hydrogen powered domestic boiler

On 25th June, the world's first hydrogen powered domestic boiler will be put into operation in a real life situation in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. The boiler had been developed by BDR Thermea Group, a leading manufacturer of smart thermal comfort solutions, whose mission is developing and producing heating and hot water solutions with virtually no Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. This ground-breaking boiler burns pure hydrogen that has been produced by wind or solar energy without releasing any CO2. Gas network provider Stedin, the company that has initiated the project, is responsible for the production and supply of the sustainably produced hydrogen.

Hydrogen Days 2022

Upcoming Events

01 11. 2021
COP26

1. a 12.11. 2021, Glasgow, Scotland

02 11. 2021
7. HYPOS- FORUM

 2. - 4. 11. 2021, Leuna, Německo

03 11. 2021
4. Slovenský vodíkový workshop

3. 11. 2022, Slovensko, online

23 11. 2021
HZwo: FC³ Fuel Cell Conference Chemnitz 2021

23. - 24. 11. 2021, Chemnitz, Německo

29 11. 2021
European Hydrogen Week 2021

29. 11. - 3. 12. 2021, Brusel, Belgie

Past Events

27 10. 2021
4th Hyvolution

27-28.10. 2021, Paris

26 10. 2021
Ecomondo&Key Energy Veletrh 2021

26. - 29. 10. 2021, Rimini Expo Centre, Itálie

14 10. 2021
Fórum elektromobilita 2021

14. - 15. 10. 2021, Praha, ČR, Fórum Karlín

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