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Recyclable and biodegradable plastics from plant sugars

Worley (North Sydney, Australia) has been awarded a FEED (front-end engineering design) contract to develop Avantium’s (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) flagship plant that will support the transition to a bio-based economy for plastics. The plant will produce 100% plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic…

Petrofac wins management contract for U.K. carbon-capture and hydrogen project

The Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business of Petrofac Ltd. (St. Helier, U.K.) has been awarded an Engineering and Project Management Office support contract for the Acorn project – a two-pringed environmental strategy bringing together carbon capture and hydrogen generation…

RWE and thyssenkrupp plan partnership focused on green hydrogen for steel production

German energy company RWE and thyssenkrupp Steel Europe have agreed to work together toward a long-term hydrogen partnership, under which green hydrogen from an RWE Generation electrolyzer could help thyssenkrupp Steel Europe sustainably reduce CO2 emissions from steel production in…

Haldor Topsoe to provide technology for renewable-fuel conversion at California refinery

Haldor Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark) announced that Global Clean Energy Holdings (GCE) has selected HydroFlex technology for the revamp of a refinery for renewable fuel production. Global Clean Energy’s retooled facility will produce 15,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel…

Yanmar and Toyota develop hydrogen fuel-cell system for maritime applications

Yanmar Holdings Co. (Osaka, Japan) and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd. have announced the development of a hydrogen fuel-cell system for maritime applications based on fuel cell technology for automobiles, as part of efforts to offer environment-friendly powertrain…

HyperSolar prepares for scaled-up production of hydrogen-generation units

HyperSolar, Inc. (Santa Barbara, Calif.), the developer of a technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, announced that it is prepared to begin manufacturing the first series of its GEN 1 hydrogen panels for demonstration, as the last…

Eni announces new organizational structure to reflect sustainability focus

The Board of Directors of Eni S.p.A. (Rome, Italy), chaired by Lucia Calvosa, has approved a new business structure for the company. The new Eni will have two business groups – Natural Resources and Energy Evolution. Alessandro Puliti will lead…

Nel announces green hydrogen orders in the U.S. and Korea

Nel Korea Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nel Hydrogen ASA, has received a purchase order from Hydrogen Energy Network Co., Ltd. (HyNet) for three additional H2Station hydrogen fueling stations in Korea. "We are happy to receive the purchase orders for…

Green hydrogen: thyssenkrupp expands production capacities for water electrolysis to gigawatt scale

Green hydrogen is gaining in importance worldwide as an energy carrier and CO2-free feedstock for the chemical industry. As a result, demand is rising for industrial electrolysis plants that can produce green hydrogen cost-efficiently. Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany)…