100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply
EHA Climate Brief 33: Gone with the gas…..Summer 2019 reads

With the latest 2020 -2030 Infrastructure Outlook of the German Gas TSO’s FNB the number of must read updates on where and with whom gas grids will be doing it in the coming decades is amounting to beyond your usual under-your- beach-tent-umbrella quota!.

Germany could have 1.5 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity of power-to-gas (PtG) facilities by 2025, and up to 7.5 GW by 2030, FNB said. “It is essential to take account of developments at an early stage for gas grid planning, said FNB Gas Chairman Ralph Bahke. “It will not be possible to efficiently decarbonise the industrial, transport and building sectors without making green gases part of the future energy system,” he said.  The final plan is expected to be published by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) at the end of 2020 folowing a green gas project survey from March 21, 2019 till July 12, 2019.

This study complements the NRW Hydrogen Study that was published on May23, 2019  indicating that, or a GHG reduction target of 55%,, electrlolyzer capacity needed by 2050 amounts to 25-100 GW and it rises to 75-210 GW in the -80% scenarios. For an ambitious climate protection target of -95%, the required electrolysis capacity is 150-250 GW. In North Rhine-Westphalia, particularly large consumer-oriented electrolysers (up to 40 GW) and H2 pipe storage facilities will be installed in the long term in the scenario with a focus on electrification, as demands for H2 in the Ruhr region may be very high because of the steel industry.

Oil Platforms transforms to H2
11 July, 201913 km from the sea resort with the most difficult to pronounce name of Scheveningen the old oil drill platform Q13a owned by  Neptune Energy  ..read on»
Hup! and (S)poke! says TenneT North Sea GW Multy Energy Hub
9 July, 2019 According to TenneT, Energinet, Gasunie and Port of Rotterdam , partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) in the future (after 2030), once ..read on»
EU Climate brief 33: ” A Sustainable Europe – Sustainable future” for hydrogen
3 July, 2019As  Finland took the helm of the EU presidency on July 1 prime minsiter Annti Rinne indicated that  the Finnish Government Programme has the slogan "Sustainable ..read on»
EHA Climate brief Week 33: Royal attention for TSO2020 Zeronet Technology
27 June, 2019The Dutch King Willemn Alexander on June 26, 2019 opened the first eletrolyzer co-funded by the first  EU Connecting Europe Facility's Synergy project, TSO2020 ..read on»
EHA Climate Brief Week 31: financing zero emission “sailing” and flying
19 June, 2019This week 31, after the UN report on urgent action needed till 2030 that came out last  October, annoucements in notoriously hard segments to ..read on»
Incident at hydrogen station in Norway
13 June, 2019After an incidente at one of their stations in Sandvika in Norway Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL) announced preliminary findings on June 13, 2019 from safety ..read on»
EHA Climate Brief Week 29: EU votes, RE costs, Fins and CO2 tax
5 June, 2019As EU citizens on May 26, 2019 on average voted for tougher action on climate protection, (see results German up 20%, France 12% , Austria, ..read on»
Flying the friendly skies: Gasunie – Nouryon – KLM into green H fuel
29 May, 2019 SkyNRG  announced plans on May 27, 2019 with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, fuels distributor SHV Energy and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to build Europe’s ..read on»
EHA Climate Brief Week 28: CBA of PCI will never look the same…
28 May, 2019The EU Energy Infrastructure Forum Conclusions of the fifth meeting in Copenhagen on May 24-25 , 2019 pointed out clearly " the necessity to speed up ..read on»