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These solar and green hydrogen ‘nanogrids’ come together like Legos, keep hospitals humming after hurricanes

Sesame Solar CEO Lauren Flanagan was a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pioneer who worked with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs during his NeXT days. And she’s been in a leadership role at the women-focused startup accelerator Springboard Enterprises. Technology shapes Flanagan’s career. But it was watching the harrowing conditions at darkened hospitals, nursing homes and grocery stores in the […]

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The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on. And Europe is building industrial-scale electrolyzers to help

One type of hydrogen production uses electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. If the electricity used in this process comes from a renewable source then some call it “green” hydrogen. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announced plans to set up a joint […]

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GAC Norway joins HyValue initiative to drive development of hydrogen as a fuel in maritime applications

GAC Norway has signed up to play a vital role in a major Norwegian hydrogen energy project as part of the GAC Group’s commitment to sustainability and accelerating decarbonisation across the wider maritime industry. The HyValue initiative will look to develop knowledge, methodology and innovative solutions for the production of hydrogen energy carriers in a […]

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Could green hydrogen be a game-changer for clean energy?

High in Chile’s sun-drenched Atacama desert, Gaston Caceres and five other engineers are working on plans for a huge solar-powered hydrogen project that reflects their country’s ambitions to become a leading exporter of the fuel. “Green” hydrogen, which is extracted from water using electrolysis in a process powered by renewable energy, is touted as a […]

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Norway’s Equinor seeks UK funding for 1.2 GW low-carbon hydrogen plant

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian energy company Equinor has submitted a funding bid to build a second major low-carbon hydrogen production facility in northeast England, which could help further trim carbon emissions there, it said on Wednesday. Equinor is partnering with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on the H2H Production 2 project […]

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Volvo says it has started testing trucks with fuel cells powered by hydrogen

According to Volvo Trucks, fuel cells for the vehicles will be provided by cellcentric, a joint venture with Daimler Truck that was established in March 2021. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Volvo Trucks said Monday that it had begun to test vehicles that use “fuel cells powered by hydrogen,” with the Swedish firm […]

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Oil giant BP buys 40.5% stake in massive renewables and green hydrogen project

A BP logo photographed in London on May 12, 2021. The International Energy Agency recently reported that 2021 saw energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rise to their highest level in history. Glyn Kirk | Afp | Getty Images Oil and gas supermajor BP has agreed to take a 40.5% equity stake in the Asian Renewable Energy […]

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The ‘Cosmic Dawn’ of Our Universe Ended Far Later Than We Thought

For tens of millions of years, our newborn Universe was shrouded in hydrogen. Bit by bit, this vast mist was torn apart by the light of the very first stars in a dawn that defined the shape of the emerging cosmos.   Having a timeline for this colossal shift would go a long way in […]

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Energy crisis breakthrough: UK makes ‘exciting development’ in quest for clean hydrogen

Amid a crippling energy crisis, the Government has been scrambling to wean itself off gas as spiralling global costs of the fuel source continue to cause bills to skyrocket. One alternative that has been pinpointed is hydrogen, a low-carbon alternative the Government is investing millions into to assist in the energy transition. In fact, Prime Minister Boris […]

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Energy crisis: New hydrogen plant to help UK slash ‘gas imports from overseas’

As the energy crisis continues to wreak havoc on consumers forking out more and more to pay soaring bills, the Government has been scrambling for alternatives. One answer to avoiding dishing out cash for expensive foreign gas imports has been to boost the UK’s renewable capacity and, now, there is a wealth of projects in […]