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Successful final testing of KS-21 solvent for CO2 capture
19 October, 2021
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering has concluded testing of its...
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Five sites listed for UK fusion energy plant
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by A final decision on a site for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, or STEP – will be made by the minister for Business, Energy...

EVs predicted to increase UK demand by 71.6 TWh
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Benchmark power curve’ forecast that by 2040 demand from electric vehicles will contribute an additional 71.6 TWh, 31 times higher than...

Shell and Uniper to drive development of H2 economy
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Shell Gas & Power Developments and Uniper Hydrogen GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore accelerating the development of a hydrogen economy in Europe. Under the...

New data shows impact of energy transition on distribution networks
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by depsys, a specialist digitalisation company, reports that the acceleration of photovoltaic installations, charging points for electric vehicles and the intensive use of heat pumps,...

Launch of the EU's DSO entity
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by ENTSO-E comments that it is looking forward to co-operating with the EU DSO Entity in the fulfilment of their respective legal mandates in the interest of European consumers and...

ABB and Axpo partner on green hydrogen project
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by ABB has joined forces with Swiss utility Axpo to develop modular green hydrogen production plants in Italy aimed at creating an optimum operating model to produce affordable, green hydrogen.

Gas engines complement CHP in Saarbrücken
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by On 10 March a 4x10 axle heavy haulage truck that set off from the Austrian municipality of Jenbach finally reached its destination in Saarbrücken, Germany after a journey of nearly...

ACER and ENTSO-E to investigate the 8 January system separation
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by National regulators along with the European Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators, ACER, have joined ENTSO-E’s Expert Panel investigating the electricity system separation...

Industrial plant trial of hydrogen as a GT fuel
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by Ineos Group and Engie have announced a pilot project to replace natural gas with hydrogen at INEOS' industrial plant in Antwerp, Belgium. Hydrogen will be fired in a commercial-scale...

Planned hydrogen projects outnumber current projects
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 by The number of planned or announced hydrogen projects across Europe is almost double that of current operational projects, as demand for clean energy solutions heightens...

System separation in Europe – update
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by On 8 January 2021 at 14:05 CET the synchronous area of Continental Europe was separated into two parts owing to outages of several transmission network elements in a very short...

System split in continental Europe – now resolved
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by The synchronous area of Continental Europe was split into two separated grid regions between 14:05h CET and 15:08h CET on 8 January 2021.

Consortium to investigate offshore H2 production
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by The Oyster project, a consortium of ITM Power, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and Element Energy, has been awarded €5 million in funding from The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen...

Denmark cancels new oil and gas permits
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 by The Danish parliament has announced that it will cancel all future licencing rounds for new oil and gas exploration and production permits in the Danish part of the North Sea and...

World’s first 1 MW hydrogen engine begins field testing
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by The recent initiation of field testing on the converted combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Othmarschen area of Hamburg marks a ‘decisive step forward' in a joint flagship...

R&D in hydrogen delivery – converting a natural gas pipeline
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Politics and business are increasingly turning to hydrogen as a climate-neutral energy carrier. E.ON is taking a significant step forward in putting the hydrogen vision into practice...

Energy PPA Price Index reveals Italy’s RE advance
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by LevelTen, reportedly the world’s largest renewable energy marketplace, has released its ‘Energy PPA Price Index’ for Q3 in Europe. It is said to provide the most comprehensive analysis...

Record European demand for RE – despite COVID-19
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by New statistics from the Association of Issuing Bodies show that the demand for renewables reached 530 TWh at the close of Q2 2020. This is the highest figure recorded, even compared...

GB could be net exporter of power by 2040s
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Interconnection with EU nations, regardless of trading arrangements post-Brexit, will continue to play a pivotal role in driving wholesale power prices and system flexibility in...

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