Position paper regulatory framework conditions

7 mei 2018

The European Power to Gas Platform published a position paper about the boundaries in European regulatory framework conditions for power-to-gas. Read More

New market launch program proposed for Power-to-X in Germany

23 november 2017

The German news website energate reports on a concrete proposal for a market launch program for Power-to-X technologies. The principal of the paper is the so-called Power-to-X alliance, composed of renowned companies such as Uniper, Ontras, Audi and Airbus, the DVGW and the German Hydrogen Association. According to this plan, plants with a total capacity of 1,500 MW for the production of green hydrogen, synthetic methane and downstream fuels would be subsidized by a certificate system between 2019 and 2027. The total funding volume amounts to almost 1.1 billion euros. Two accompanying reports come to the conclusion that such a program is legally possible and economically viable. Read More

White Paper on power-to-gas published by European Power to Gas Platform

19 september 2017

The European Power to Gas Platform has published a White Paper on power-to-gas in a decarbonized Euroepan energy system based on renewable energy sources. This White Paper introduces the different services power-to-gas can provide to the energy and transport sector as well as chemical and processing industries and gives an overview on the economic potential. It also reflects the technological state-of-the-art and describes expected developments. Read More

New study released on potential role of power-to-gas in the e-Highway2050 study

18 september 2017

The European Power to Gas Platform released a study addressing the economic and system implications of using large scale power-to-gas installations in a purely renewables based European energy system. After the publication of the e-Highway2050 study in 2015, a study with the overarching objective to map out a pan-European electricity transmission network capable of meeting European energy needs between 2020 and 2050, the members of the European Power to Gas Platform identified a need to investigate whether there is a potential of power-to-gas in this context. In order to reach this objective, one interconnection was chosen as object of study from the reference (100% RES) scenario form the e-Highway2050 study and compared to number of power-to-gas cases in terms of total system costs. Read More

New Austrian power-to-gas project with methanation

12 september 2017

On September 7th, 2017 the power-to-gas technology supplier McPhy announced a contract win with RAG to deliver an electrolyzer for a power-to-gas plant with methanation in Austria. Read More

New Austrian power-to-gas project with methanation

12 september 2017

On September 7th, 2017 the power-to-gas technology supplier McPhy announced a contract win with RAG to deliver an electrolyzer for a power-to-gas plant with methanation in Austria. Read More

Fraunhofer IISB builds long-term energy storage with hydrogen technology

14 augustus 2017

A world-wide unique system for the compact storage of large quantities of energy is set up at Fraunhofer IISB in Erlangen and integrated into a modern DC power grid. As part of the center of excellence for electronic systems LZE, research is being conducted on how such an energy storage unit can contribute to the safe and clean energy supply of industrial plants and larger building complexes. Read More

Gasunie invests in first 1 MW Power-to-gas installation in the Netherlands

18 juli 2017

Gasunie has announced that it will invest in a power-to-gas installation at the site of the gas storage location near Zuidwending in the Dutch province of Groningen. Gasunie subsidiaries EnergyStock and New Energy aim to convert sustainable electricity into hydrogen at its Underground Gas Storage Zuidwending using approximately 5,000 solar panels. In addition, sustainable energy will be delivered to the project from Tennet’s high-voltage electricity grid. This pilot project (HyStock) will be the first power-to-gas facility in the Netherlands with a capacity of 1 Megawatt. The location is ideal because it offers the opportunity of future large-scale storage of hydrogen in salt caverns made suitable for gas storage. Through HyStock, the Gasunie subsidiaries aim to contribute, together with market parties, to the further development of the hydrogen market and apply new technologies on a larger scale. Read More

NEL Hydrogen enters framework agreement to install 100 MW power-to-gas plant in France

18 juli 2017

During the 1st International Conference on Electrolysis (13-15th of June 2017) in Copenhagen, NEL Hydrogen announced it has entered a framework agreement with H2V PRODUCT, a subsidiary of Alain Samson owned SAMFI-INVEST Group, for the design, construction and maintenance of industrial-scale turnkey renewable hydrogen production plants. The H2V PRODUCT green hydrogen plants will be built in Les Hauts de France and Normandie Régions, next to the natural gas pipelines, where the site and exclusivity already are secured by the property prospector team of H2V PRODUCT. The first H2V PRODUCT hydrogen plant of 100 MW will be developed from 2018-2020, for a total contract value of approximately NOK 450 million. Read More

Hydrogenics Awarded 2.4 MW Power-to-Gas Plant in Germany

12 april 2017

Mississauga, Ontario – March 22, 2017 – Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS; TSX: HYG), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Wind to Gas Südermarsch GmbH & Co. KG in Germany to deliver a 2.4 megawatt PEM Power-to-Gas system for hydrogen production. Located in Brunsbüttel, Germany, the installation will use Hydrogenics’ electrolysis technology to directly convert excess wind energy into hydrogen. The hydrogen will then be fed into the local natural gas pipeline, helping to reduce the region’s carbon footprint. Incentives for wind energy that cannot be fed into the grid will be phased out in the coming years; therefore wind investors are looking for innovative long-term solutions. The Südermarsch plant is expected to be up and running this year; additional terms were not disclosed. Read More

Power to Ammonia: From renewable energy to CO2-free ammonia as chemical feedstock and fuel

22 maart 2017

ISPT and its partners in the Power to Ammonia (P2A) project have recently successfully concluded a feasibility study into the storage of renewable energy in ammonia (NH3) for three business cases. Read More

Light makes biomass produce clean hydrogen

19 maart 2017

Researchers in the Reisner Group have developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. Read More

Power-to-gas: the remaining critical ingredient in the energy transition

5 maart 2017

A windy week in Germany produced the expected result. Wholesale electricity prices from 19th to 26th February 2017 dipped below zero four times and much of the weekend saw figures below €25 a megawatt hour. Read More

Shell building hydrogen station in UK and US

24 februari 2017

Shell is expanding into the hydrogen market in Europe and the US, two articles can be found below. Read More

H2FUTURE – to build Europe’s largest electrolysis plants for green hydrogen

17 februari 2017

Coming one week after the publication of the European Commission Second Report on the State of the Energy Union, the FCH JU is welcoming the launch of one of its biggest energy projects (6MW), H2FUTURE, which took place in Linz, Austria. Read More

Exergetic Aspects of Hydrogen Energy Systems—The Case Study of a Fuel Cell Bus

17 februari 2017

Abstract: Electrifying transportation is a promising approach to alleviate climate change issues arising from increased emissions. This study examines a system for the production of hydrogen using renewable energy sources as well as its use in buses. The electricity requirements for the production of hydrogen through the electrolysis of water, are covered by renewable energy sources. Fuel cells are being used to utilize hydrogen to power the bus. Exergy analysis for the system is carried out. Based on a steady-state model of the processes, exergy efficiencies are calculated for all subsystems. The subsystems with the highest proportion of irreversibility are identified and compared. It is shown that PV panel has exergetic efficiency of 12.74%, wind turbine of 45%, electrolysis of 67%, and fuel cells of 40%. Read More

In a national first, UC Irvine injects renewable hydrogen into campus power supply

4 januari 2017

University of California, Irvine engineers have successfully implemented the first power-to-gas hydrogen pipeline injection project in the United States, demonstrating the use of excess clean electricity that would otherwise go to waste. Read More

ITM Power plc 100MW electrolyser plant designs to be launched at Hannover + Zeus Comments

4 januari 2017

ITM Power plc (LON:ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, has today announced that it will be showcasing a series of large scale electrolyser configurations up to 100MW in size at HANNOVER MESSE 2017. This is in response to utility and oil and gas industry demand for larger scale industrial installations. Read More

CertifHy Succeeds in Establishing the first EU-wide Guarantee of Origin for Green Hydrogen

14 november 2016

The CertifHy Project, that is run by HINICIO, has finalized its work on developing a framework of the first EU-wide guarantees of origin (GO) for Green Hydrogen. At the CertifHy event on 19th October 2016 in Brussels the CertifHy consortium presented the project results and next steps to a large audience, consisting of leading industry, policy makers, industry associations and a standardization body. Additionally, speakers from a wide-range of international leading organizations such as European Commission, FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking), Hydrogen Europe, Air Liquide, BMW, Hydrogenics, Ekoenergy, Association of Issuing Bodies, Linde and Uniper looked at the topic from different point of views. Read More

Munich-based clean-tech startup Electrochaea and Hungarian utility MVM establish power-to-gas joint

2 november 2016

Electrochaea successfully operates a power-to-gas pilot plant with a power consumption of one megawatt near Copenhagen, Denmark. The future plant in Hungary will be the world's first grid-scale power-to-gas plant with a power consumption of up to 10 megawatts. © www.electrochaea.com Read More

Safe new storage method could be key to future of hydrogen-powered vehicles

21 oktober 2016

Hydrogen is often described as the fuel of the future, particularly when applied to hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. One of the main obstacles facing this technology – a potential solution to future sustainable transport – has been the lack of a lightweight, safe on-board hydrogen storage material. Read More

Power-to-Gas, Roadmap for Flanders

17 oktober 2016

In this project, that has been running in 2014-2015, a consortium of eight Flemisch industrial partners has analysed the different Power-to-Gas options available today. Business cases for various valorisation pathways for hydrogen, produced from renewable energy sources, have been evaluated with an outlook to 2030-2050. Recommendations were formulated about how the Flemish industry can position itself in this future promising market (in Flanders and worldwide). Read More

Industrial-scale hydrogen storage on trial

14 oktober 2016

EUROPE: Hydrogen systems supplier Hydrogenics is taking part in pilots across Europe to demonstrate the potential for hydrogen electrolysers for grid balancing and renewables integration. Read More

Flexibility at all costs?

13 oktober 2016

In a future where our energy increasingly comes from renewables, flexible production is one of the key assets for facing these challenges, but flexibility solutions all come with a cost both energetic and financial, writes Filip van den Borre Read More

Zero-emission air transport – first flight of four-seat passenger aircraft HY4

3 oktober 2016

On 29 September 2016, the HY4 aircraft took off on its first official flight from Stuttgart Airport. The HY4 is the world’s first four-seat passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell system. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) developed the aircraft’s power train and worked on the project with industry and research partners. Read More

Hydrogen drives Europe towards emissions-free transport

13 september 2016

A clean revolution is quietly taking place on Europe’s roads. Hydrogen fuel cells are powering fleets of public buses and refuelling stations are being deployed. Building on the results of several pilot projects, uptake of the technology is accelerating rapidly, putting hydrogen fuel cells in a position to underpin zero-emissions transport Europe-wide. Read More

Power-to-gas: The other storage solution

7 september 2016

Wind power has a problem — like all intermittent sources of power it’s hard to store for long periods of time. That means not only can it be ‘lost’ but also that if the wind stops blowing for a week or so then we’re forced back to gas. This is one of the main arguments used by proponents of nuclear power, for example. Well, what if there were a way to capture surplus wind power energy when it’s especially gusty and save it for times when the winds are weak? No, I’m not talking about batteries. Read More

Renewable power-to-gas to decarbonise the transport sector

5 augustus 2016

As an expert company providing consultancy in technologies and markets for energy transition, ENEA carried out a study for the IEA-RETD on the potential of renewable power-to-gas for the non-individual road transport sector. Indeed, mobility is the most viable market for power-to-gas, as shown in one of ENEA’s previous study. Here the study goes through an analysis of mobility uses and technology paths, TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) modeling and policy measures in order to provide recommendations on the potential of renewable power-to-gas mobility and on strategies and policy support to be set up to foster its development at large scale. Read More

More Efficient Conversion of Water to Hydrogen Fuels

28 juli 2016

Self-assembling biomolecular catalysts for hydrogen production Read More

European Power-to-Gas Platform Meeting June 2016

11 juli 2016

The 22nd and 23rd of June, the second European Power-to-Gas Platform meeting of 2016 was held. Approximately twenty representatives of the companies involved in the Platform gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read More

BioCat Opening at BIOFOS With Worldwide Participation

11 juli 2016

On Monday June 27th, Electrochaea and the BioCat project hosted an opening event at BIOFOS in Avedøre to celebrate that construction of the power-to-gas facility has been completed, and that the BioCat project is nearly ready to begin injection of renewable natural gas into the gas grid via HMN’s pipeline. Read More

Dutch Regional Authorities sign Letter of Intent for upscaling of fuel cell electric buses

8 juli 2016

The Dutch provinces of Groningen, South Holland and the Metropolitan Region Rotterdam-The Hague have signed a Letter of Intent during the TEN-T Days in Rotterdam and expressed their commitment for the upscaling of fuel cell electric buses in their region. For these public transport authorities (PTOs), the signing marks a milestone in the roadmap towards clean buses in public transport. Read More

Energy Storage Isn’t Necessary for a Cleaner Grid

8 juli 2016

But we’ll need it if we want a higher share of renewables, say MIT researchers. A lot of people are staking a lot of money on the value of energy storage, but nobody agrees on how much it’s worth or how much we’ll need. That value is becoming clearer thanks to a new study by MIT energy systems researcher Jesse Jenkins and two colleagues from Argonne National Laboratory, published in the journal Applied Energy last month. Read More

Thüga Group: Power-To-Gas Technology Performance Update

22 juni 2016

Key points: - Primary grid balancing: the plant successfully concluded tests for primary grid balancing - Economic operation: higher revenues accessible from primary grid balancing - Smart Grid compatible: operating as part of a virtual network via a real time control unit - Continues to exceed expectations: over two years of rigorous testing Read More

Hydrogen and wind: Allies for sustainable energy

22 juni 2016

Integrating hydrogen technologies and wind power could lead the way toward 100 percent renewable energy. But the path is under construction - and still requires a lot of hard work. Read More

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel

10 juni 2016

New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis Read More

Enertrag starts P2G

9 juni 2016

The German firm is adding a power-to-gas facility to its existing hybrid power plant. Deutsche Bahn is the first customer. Read More

RE-Transition

8 juni 2016

Transitioning to policy frameworks for cost-competitive renewables Read More

New Catalyst Found for Clean Energy Fuel

8 juni 2016

A team of UConn chemists led by professors Steven Suib and James Rusling has developed a new material that could make hydrogen capture more commercially viable, and provide a key element for a new generation of cheaper, light-weight hydrogen fuel cells. Read More

Green Gas Initiative – Towards a 100% CO2-Neutral Gas Supply by 2050

8 juni 2016

The members of the Green Gas Initiative (Energinet.dk, Fluxys Belgium SA, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Gaznat SA, GRTgaz, ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH and Swedegas AB) have signed a joint declaration and committed themselves to the main objective of contributing to a CO2-neutral gas supply by 2050. Read More

Decentralized production of hydrogen peroxide – using surplus renewable power

7 juni 2016

In order to balance out spikes in power grids resulting from non-uniform regenerative energy conversion from wind or sun, surplus power can be used for the decentralized production of chemicals. Fraunhofer IGB has developed an electrolytic cell in which hydrogen peroxide can be produced on site with electric energy from just water and air – along with oxidative wastewater treatment. The IGB researchers are presenting a prototype electrolytic cell at the IFAT trade fair in Munich from May 30 to June 3, 2016 Read More

3 Energy Storage Technologies to Keep an Eye On

30 mei 2016

Energy storage could be a big player in our energy future, and these technologies could be key to its adoption. Read More

Mapping of energy storage innovation in Europe

20 mei 2016

In recent years, interest in buffering energy has surged and it has started appearing in more and more vision documents, energy policy papers and energy roadmaps all over Europe. At the same time people started realizing that there was little to no knowledge on the current state of development of this field. There are projects supported by the European Commission, but many efforts by the Member States did not show up on the radar screen. Furthermore, there was only limited organisation of the energy storage industry stakeholders, so there was no systematic source of information from that side either. Read More

Launch of First London HyFive Hydrogen Refuelling Station

12 mei 2016

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to have officially launched its first public access hydrogen refuelling station in London at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington. Read More

Germany’s power-to-gas market powers ahead

6 mei 2016

Germany already leads Europe’s nascent power-to-gas industry and insiders are expecting policies that will give it further support. Read More

The first methane has been produced in the BioCat Project

6 mei 2016

On Monday, April 11th 2016, we succeeded in making the first methane production in the BioCat Project, which is a very important milestone. Read More

Hydrogen makes the natural gas network greener

6 mei 2016

Hydrogen from the natural gas pipeline – a separation technique developed by TU Wien is opening up new possibilities for our natural gas network and improves the ecological balance of hydrogen fuel cells. Read More

Electricity Storage in the German Energy Transition.

19 april 2016

Electricity Storage in the German Energy Transition Analysis of the storage required in the power market, ancillary services market and distribution grid Read More

Hydrogen made from wind power to run fuel-cell forklifts

12 april 2016

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201604090023.html 9 April 2016 A group of local governments and companies will start a trial this fall of fuel-cell forklifts that use hydrogen produced from wind power at warehouses and other locations in Kanagawa Prefecture. The project will be conducted by Toyota Motor Corp., Toshiba Corp., Iwatani Corp., Kanagawa Prefecture, and the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki. Read More

UK homes could be heated by hydrogen under plan to tackle global warming

12 april 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/09/uk-homes-could-be-heated-by-hydrogen-under-plan-to-tackle-global/ 9th April 2016 UK households could start heating their homes and cooking using ‘green’ hydrogen gas within a decade, under a radical new plan to tackle climate change by phasing out the use of natural gas. The entire gas network for the city of Leeds, including all domestic gas boilers and cookers, would be converted to run on clean-burning hydrogen under the proposed world-first project. The plans to make Leeds a “hydrogen city” would cost an estimated £2 billion, according to Northern Gas Networks (NGN), which is responsible for distributing gas across northern England and has received funding from energy regulator Ofgem to develop the idea. Read More

More than half of Scotland’s power came from renewable energy in 2015

12 april 2016

http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/more-than-half-of-scotlands-power-came-from-renewable-energy-in-2015/8528265/ Scotland surpasses clean power targets that had been established last year Scotland has managed to meet a key target in its journey to rely more heavily on clean power. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has released information that shows that more than half of Scotland’s energy came from renewable sources in 2015. Last year, Scotland aimed to derive no less than 50% of its energy from renewable sources, but has managed to surpass this target by 7.7% using a variety of clean power solutions. Read More

Korean Researchers Create Euro 6-Compliant Hydrogen-CNG Engine

30 maart 2016

NGT News 28th March 2016 http://ngtnews.com/korean-researchers-create-euro-6-compliant-hydrogen-cng-engine/ Korean Researchers Create Euro 6-Compliant Hydrogen-CNG Engine A team of researchers from the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) says it has developed a hydrogen compressed natural gas (HCNG) engine that is compliant with Euro 6 emission regulations, reports the Korea Business Times. Read More

Fukushima to produce wind power, hydrogen for Tokyo – report

30 maart 2016

https://renewables.seenews.com/news/fukushima-to-produce-wind-power-hydrogen-for-tokyo-report-518728 28 March 2016 Fukushima to produce wind power, hydrogen for Tokyo - report March 28 (SeeNews) - A public-private council was set up on Sunday in Fukushima in order to help the prefecture become a renewable energy hub in just a few years, the Japan Times reported. During the upcoming summer the council will focus on developing market strategies for the wind and hydrogen segments, according to the report. The scheme is yet another step towards the fast reconstruction of Fukushima following the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent nuclear power crisis. In the wind sector alone, the council will focus on finalising a plan for the provision of some 1.3 GWh of electricity generated by Fukushima turbines to Tokyo. The metropolitan area falls under the service scope of local utility Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc (TEPCO), which will establish a joint venture (JV) company with domestic sector players for the job with the financial support of the central government. The council’s agenda also covers devising an action plan for the construction of a system for the production of large amounts of hydrogen from renewables in Fukushima by 2020. The hydrogen will be supplied to Tokyo and other areas and will be used in fuel-cell vehicles. Read More

JR East to install hydrogen energy supply system

29 maart 2016

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/asia/jr-east-to-install-hydrogen-energy-supply-system.html?channel=540 24 March 2016 JR East to install hydrogen energy supply system JR East has awarded a contract to Toshiba to supply its H2One autonomous hydrogen energy supply system for installation at Musashi-Mizonokuchi station on the Nambu Line in Kawasaki City. The system will start operating in the first half of 2017. Read More

H2 Energy Renaissance, a Patented Hydrogen Generator That Produces Affordable Hydrogen, Coming Soon

24 maart 2016

Press Release Rocket http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/h2-energy-renaissance-a-patented-hydrogen-generator-that-produces-affordable-hydrogen-coming-soon-to-indiegogo/426316/ 24th March 2016 H2 Energy Renaissance has developed an affordable hydrogen generator, that produces cheap hydrogen gas, that safely powers homes, cars and factories Read More

Toshiba to equip Japanese railway station with hydrogen-plus-PV system

24 maart 2016

Renewables http://renewables.seenews.com/news/toshiba-to-equip-japanese-railway-station-with-hydrogen-plus-pv-system-518311 24th March 2016 Read More

Russian, US researchers find new catalyst improving efficiency of hydrogen fuel producing

24 maart 2016

Russian News Agency http://tass.ru/en/science/864568 23rd March 2016 The team found that the enhanced performance of the catalyst was facilitated by participation of the oxygen atoms inside of the surface of the crystal More: http://tass.ru/en/science/864568 Read More

Toyota aims to produce hydrogen fuel using wind energy

21 maart 2016

Hydrogen Fuel News http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/tag/iwatani-corp/ 16th March 2017 Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it has partnered with the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki, as well as the prefectural Kanagawa government, for a hydrogen production project. The project aims to further expand Japan’s growing hydrogen fuel infrastructure and address one of the major criticisms currently facing fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles have yet to become popular in Japan due to lacking infrastructure, but Toyota, as well as other organizations, intend to change this in the coming years. Through the new project, Toyota will be producing hydrogen by using wind energy generated from the Hama Wing wind farm in Yokohama. The hydrogen will then be compressed and transported to four facilities, where it will be used to power forklifts. Iwatani Corp. and Toshiba are also involved in the project and both organizations have shown support for fuel cells and developing Japan’s hydrogen infrastructure. Read More

Combining gas and renewables can deliver ‘energy miracle’

21 maart 2016

Euractiv.com https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/combining-gas-and-renewables-can-deliver-energy-miracle/ 17-03-2016 By François-Régis Mouton | GasNaturally Just recently, the European Commission published its gas strategy and the United States exported its first Liquefied Natural Gas. It is a clear sign of the role that gas plays and will have to play in Europe’s energy mix, writes François-Régis Mouton. Read More

Wind energy saw impressive growth in 2015

16 maart 2016

Hydrogen Fuels News 18 Febryary 2016 http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/wind-energy-saw-impressive-growth-2015/8527499/ AWEA shows that wind power accounted for majority of new energy capacity installed in 2015 Read More

German partnership to develop 100kw power-to-gas electrolyser

16 maart 2016

Energy Storage Publishing 19 February 2016 http://www.bestmag.co.uk/industry-news/german-partnership-develop-100kw-power-gas-electrolyser Through the 'ecoPtG' project researchers plan to develop a cost-effective alkaline water electrolyser with an output of 100 kilowatts that could lead to higher mileage-per-charge EVs; the Nissan LEAF, for instance, has a 24kw/h 90kW battery. Read More

Air Liquide is leading the largest Power to Hydrogen project in Europe

16 maart 2016

Air Liquide 26 February 2016 https://www.airliquide.com/media/air-liquide-leading-largest-power-hydrogen-project-europe The HyBalance project in Denmark will be the first project in Europe to demonstrate the complete value chain from hydrogen renewable energy production to end users. Hydrogen will be produced by water electrolysis and used for clean transportation, including the existing five hydrogen charging stations operated by Air Liquide and more than 60 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in circulation. Air Liquide is leading this € 15 million project supported by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the Danish ForskEL program. Read More

Sunfire supplies Boeing with reversible solid oxide electrolyser/fuel cell system

16 maart 2016

Renewable Energy Focus 29 February 2016 http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/43827/sunfire-supplies-boeing-with-reversible-solid-oxide-electrolyser-fuel-cell-system/ German-based sunfire GmbH has delivered a commercial reversible electrolysis (RSOC) module to Boeing in the US. The system, which offers combined solid oxide electrolyser/fuel cell functionality, is now in operation at a US Navy microgrid test facility in California. Read More

NEL ASA: NEL enters into final agreement with Uno-X for hydrogen station network

16 maart 2016

Business Wire 2 March 2016 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160301007226/en/NEL-ASA-NEL-enters-final-agreement-Uno-XNEL Fuel AS (NEL), a subsidiary of NEL ASA, and Uno-X have now entered into a final agreement for the rollout of minimum 20 hydrogen refuelling stations covering all the major cities in Norway within 2020. Read More

Israeli team chalks up breakthrough in hydrogen energy

16 maart 2016

Israel Hayom 2 March 2016 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=32163#:n2 Technion researchers announce they have achieved perfect photon-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency, raising hopes for viable alternative energy source • Results "shatter the previous benchmarks for all systems" and have real potential, says scientist. Read More

Five hydrogen fuelling stations to open this year

16 maart 2016

ForecourtTrader 4 March 2016 http://www.forecourttrader.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/11315/Five_hydrogen_fuelling_stations_to_open_this_year.html Hydrogen fuel company ITM Power says it is scheduled to have five of its refuelling stations in operation in the UK by the end of the year, and a further three are in the final stages of negotiation. Read More

Hydrogen opportunities and achievements highlighted at Granite City conference

16 maart 2016

Aberdeen City Council 3 March 2016 http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/CouncilNews/ci_cns/pr_hydrogenconference_030316.asp Leading Scottish hydrogen projects are to be showcased in Aberdeen later this month. The Aberdeen Hydrogen Showcase will demonstrate the link between renewable energy, hydrogen, and transport in an event which will bring local authorities and industry together to explore achievements made to date and future opportunities. The conference, which brings UK Hydrogen Week to a close, will feature presentations and demonstrations from industry representatives, as well as from Scottish local authorities delivering H2 projects across the country. Read More

Air Liquide to operate pilot hydrogen plant in Denmark

16 maart 2016

SeeNews Renewables 7 March 2016 https://renewables.seenews.com/news/air-liquide-to-operate-pilot-hydrogen-plant-in-denmark-515962 French industrial gases group Air Liquide (EPA:AI), and partners Hydrogenics, LBST, Neas Energy, Hydrogen Valley/CEMTEC and the European Joint Technology Initiative have signed a contract to build one of Europe’s largest facilities for production of green hydrogen in Denmark. Read More

Wind power to produce hydrogen in Fukushima

16 maart 2016

The Japan Times 8 March 2016 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/03/08/business/wind-power-produce-hydrogen-fukushima/#.VukR5RL2bcs The Abe government plans to draw up a program by summer to promote wind and geothermal power generation in Fukushima Prefecture to produce hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles, officials said. Read More

Hydrogenics joins HyBalance project to support hydrogen fuel production and technology

16 maart 2016

Hydrogen Fuel News 25 February 2016 http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/hydrogenics-joins-hybalance-project-to-support-hydrogen-fuel-production-and-technology/8527621/ Hydrogenics, a leading developer of hybrid hydrogen fuel production technology, has announced that it has been selected to join a European consortium of companies to participate in a $15 million power-to-gas project called HyBalance. The consortium includes several companies, including Air Liquide, that have had a role to play in power-to-gas projects in the past. The aim of the HyBalance program is to support the advancement of fuel cell technology, as well as hydrogen production solutions. Read More

ITM Power completes £5.8 million fundraise

19 februari 2016

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company and member of the European Power-to-Gas platform, has raised a total of £5.8 million. The raised capital will allow ITM Power to fulfil its current order book and continue to support the working capital of the business. Read More

“The All-Electric Myth” (in Dutch)

16 februari 2016

Stefan van Uffelen, Responsible Sourcing Scheme Coordinator at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, sees a need for greenifying the natural gas chain and calls for Shell to produce sustainable fuels by stepping into Power-to-Gas. Read More

Power-to-gas technology increases biogas production and makes wastewater treatment plants greener

16 februari 2016

An innovative power-to-gas technology has the potential of increasing the current biogas production in Europe enormously by enabling cost-effective methods to convert CO2 from biogas production and excess electricity from wind and solar into natural gas. The large-scale ForskEL demonstration project, BioCat, is located at BIOFOS, who operates three of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Denmark. Read More

German ‘ecoPtG’ project aims to make electrolysis more cost-effective

9 februari 2016

Mining.com, a digital publication covering the global mining sector, published an article about the 'ecoPtG' project which aims to reduce costs of electrolysis. Read More

Research and Markets offers new report on Power-to-Gas technology

9 februari 2016

Market research firm Research and Markets offers a new report on "Technology Breakthroughs Shaping the Future of Power-to-Gas". Read More

EDI researches use of North Sea platforms for Power-to-Gas purposes

9 februari 2016

Energy news website Energypost.eu published an article discussing the results of a study conducted by the Energy Delta Institute about using abandoned North Sea platforms for Power-to-Gas purposes. Read More

Egatec conference 2015 Vienna

17 december 2015

The European Gas Technology Conference (Egatec) of 2015 was held in Vienna on November the 25th and 26th. One of the sessions was dedicated to Power-to-Gas. Read More

RWE flicks switch on €2m power-to-gas energy storage plant

17 december 2015

In Ibbenbüren, Germany, a 150 kW RWE Power-to-Gas facility has become operational. Read More

Energypost.eu: Volkswagen affair a boost for power-to-gas?

17 december 2015

The energypost states that the Volkswagen affair shows how difficult it is to reduce CO2 emissions from cars. Power-to-gas could be a way to reduce emissions. Read More

Poland’s PGE, Gaz-System to work on power-to-gas plant

8 juli 2015

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna and Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. are working on the application of energy storage technology, involving the transformation of electricity into another energy-bearing medium, namely into gaseous fuel. The representatives of the two companies signed a letter of intent on the preparation of a “Feasibility study of the construction of a Power-to-Gas installation” on 12 May 2015. Read More

FCH-JU report on Commercialisation of Energy Storage in Europe available

13 mei 2015

FCH-JU report ‘Commercialisation of Energy Storage in Europe’ available via http://www.fch-ju.eu/sites/default/files/CommercializationofEnergyStorageFinal_3.pdf Read More

New report – Extended Flexibility Study: Power to gas potential from curtailment in 2025 and 2030

25 februari 2015

By order of the North Sea Power to Gas Platform, DNV GL issued a report revealing the results of an analysis study on the potential curtailment in 2025 and 2030 in Europe. It provides quantitative information on the potential curtailment as a result of renewable energy implementation in specific European countries. Download the report here. Read More

EC call for proposals: Research in electrolysis for cost effective hydrogen production

18 augustus 2014

Specific challenge: Water electrolysis is considered to have the potential to provide cost competitive hydrogen with a very low associated carbon footprint in comparison to the current best available technology, which is central SMR (steam methane reforming). In order to achieve this goal by 2025 or 2030 at the latest, as suggested by the “Development of water electrolysis in the European Union” , electrolysers must at least halve their capital cost while reducing their electricity consumption by 10%. Read More

Power-to-gas energy storage could help displace use of fossil fuels

8 juli 2014

The intermittent nature of renewable energy makes storage vital. Power-to-gas technology promises a solution to surges in power supply that would otherwise be wasted. Read More

Gaznat joined the European initiative on carbon neutral gas

26 juni 2014

Swiss operator has signed an agreement with GRTgaz and four other european TSOs for a 100% carbon-neutral gas supply. Read More

ENERGY STORAGE LEADERS LAUNCH POWER-TO-GAS PROJECT

16 juni 2014

The pan-European BioCat Consortium is excited to announce the launch of its commercial scale power-to-gas demonstration project in Denmark. The 1-MW facility will use excess wind energy to produce pipeline-grade renewable gas for storage in the Danish natural gas grid. Located at the wastewater treatment plant Avedøre in Copenhagen, the BioCat Project has an overall budget of DKK 49.9 million (€6.7 million) and once operational, it will be the largest power-to-gas facility based on biological methanation in the world. Regular updates will be available at www.biocat-project.com. Read More

Wind power most popular source of energy in UK

28 mei 2014

Half of respondents to national survey would welcome a new wind farm within five miles of their home Read More

Thüga Group’s Power-to-Gas plant officially commissioned and operational

8 mei 2014

ITM Power is pleased to announce the official inauguration this week of the Thüga Group’s power-to-gas plant in Frankfurt am Main. The plant successfully injected the first ever electrolytically generated hydrogen into the Frankfurt am Main natural gas distribution network in December 2013. Final acceptance of the plant was achieved at the end of March 2014. Read More

£2.8m contract to supply three refuelling stations in London

4 april 2014

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the successful award of a contract to supply three of its electrolyser-based refuelling stations to London under the EU FCH JU funded HyFive project announced by the Mayor of London’s Office today. Read More

DNV GL merger approved by competition authorities

27 februari 2014

DNV GL will be the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society to the maritime industry, a leading provider of technical assurance and risk management services to the oil & gas industry and a leading expert in wind and power transmission and distribution. Read More

Guernsey Electricity gas emissions ‘rise dramatically’

27 februari 2014

The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by generating electricity in Guernsey rose dramatically in 2012. Read More

Excess wind power is turned into green gas in Avedøre

27 februari 2014

Hydrogen made of excess wind power converts biogas from wastewater slurry into green natural gas. New Danish energy venture for approx. DKK 100 million shows how to integrate the energy system of the future. Read More

ITM Power: Memorandum of Understanding with NRM, Germany

20 november 2013

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, ITM Power (AIM:ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with NRM Netzdienste Rhein-Main GmbH (“NRM”), a 90% subsidiary of Mainova Aktiengesellschaft GmbH (“Mainova”). Read More

ETOGAS wins Energy Award

20 november 2013

On 14 November 2013, the engineers from ETOGAS GmbH (Stuttgart) won the Energy Award. The company was awarded in the category "Energy Startup of the Year" for its services around the renewable electricity storage technology power-to-gas. ETOGAS was particularly convincing with its creativity, the economic perspective and the long-term potential of the business idea to the jury. The Energy Award is awarded annually by the expert panel of the Energy Academy for outstanding achievements in the field of energy. Read More

Energinet.dk made a short movie about the Danish energy transition available

13 november 2013

The movie can be viewed via: http://www.energinet.dk/EN/FORSKNING/Energinet-dks-forskning-og-udvikling/Sider/Film-Groen-Gas.aspx or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Jgkznud9g&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLcSf8fYq8doJ8nopAfbXNu-hhBOB0P9N0 Read More

EASE & EERA Technology Roadmap 2030 – Technical annex

15 oktober 2013

EASE and EERA have joined their knowledge to produce a comprehensive Roadmap describing the future European needs for energy storage in the period towards 2020-2030. The Roadmap also gives recommendations on the developments required to meet those needs. Read More

Thüga plant delivered on schedule

15 oktober 2013

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first Power-to-Gas plant to the Thüga Group in Frankfurt on time and to budget. Read More

Electrochaea commissions Power-to-Gas demonstration project based on biological methanation

18 september 2013

Electrochaea is pleased to announce the commissioning of its power-to-gas demonstration facility in Foulum, Denmark. Using a 10,000-liter bioreactor, the project showcases the world’s largest power-togas demonstration facility based on biological methanation. The project is operated by Electrochaea.dk ApS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Electrochaea LLC, and sponsored by the Danish Energy Agency (EUDP), Erdgas Zürich, ewz (the City of Zurich’s utility), E.ON, NEAS Energy, and Aarhus University. It is being executed with the assistance of Invest in Denmark and with engineering services provided by NIRAS. Read More

Audi opens renewable energy E-gas plant in Germany

18 september 2013

Audi opens the e-gas plant in Werlte today making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. It begins with green electricity, water and carbon dioxide. The end products are hydrogen and the synthetic methane: Audi e-gas. Read More

E.ON inaugurates power-to-gas unit in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany

18 september 2013

Unit injects hydrogen into natural gas system for first time on industrial scale. Read More

Update: Power-to-Gas state of the art

18 september 2013

In Germany two demonstration power-to-gas (P2G) plants designed to store excess electricity generated by renewable sources have begun operation. The amount of electricity generated each year by renewables is rising, but the intermittency of some of these sources, such as wind and solar, poses challenges for the grid. Banking excess electricity to feed into the grid at a future point, when it is needed, can be achieved using various storage technologies such as batteries. However, P2G plants open up the possibility of using this excess energy in different ways. In Germany, which has the largest installed capacity of wind and solar, several demonstration P2G plants are being evaluated for their smart grid potential. Read More

DNV KEMA and ECN published a technology review report about power-to-gas technologies

5 juli 2013

By order of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and industrial parties, ECN and DNV KEMA are researching the viability and potential future role of power-to-gas (PtG) in the Dutch energy system. Read More

Scottish wind farms paid £1 million to shut down one day

14 mei 2013

Wind farm companies operating in Scotland were paid more than £1 million to shut down their turbines for a single day last month, it has emerged. Read More

Field trial of power-to-gas in Rozenburg

25 april 2013

Energy consultancy company DNV KEMA, grid operator Stedin, town of Rozenburg and housing coöperative Ressort Wonen partner up in a practical Power-to-gas trial. This is a practical technological scoop in the Netherlands. Read More

Shell and National Grid Join Gas Inject Project

25 april 2013

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, announces that Shell Research Limited (“Shell”) and National Grid plc have joined the Hydrogen Gas Inject feasibility study part funded by the Technology Strategy Board under its Smart Power Distribution and Demand competition. Read More

“100% carbon-neutral gas supply in 2050”

25 april 2013

Independent European gas infrastructure companies Energinet.dk (Denmark), Fluxys Belgium and Gasunie (Netherlands) have signed a joint declaration aimed at establishing a 100% carbon-neutral gas supply in their networks in 2050. Read More

Hydrogenics Wins Commercialization Award at CleanEquity Monaco 2013

25 april 2013

Hydrogenics has received the award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Commercialization at CleanEquity Monaco 2013. The award was bestowed to Daryl Wilson, President and CEO, following a message from the H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco on Friday March 8th at the conference's Award Ceremony. Read More

North Sea Power to Gas Platform website launch

4 maart 2013

As from the first of March this website will be used as a source of information about power-to-gas and the North Sea Power to Gas Platform. The website is publicly available, but also consists of information that only is available to the project members, who have a member log in. Read More