Hydrogen

Suncor Selling Wind, Solar Assets to Focus on Oilsands, CCS and Hydrogen

Suncor Selling Wind, Solar Assets to Focus on Oilsands, CCS and Hydrogen

Suncor Energy Inc. plans to sell its wind and solar portfolio for C$730 million ($547 million) to a subsidiary of Calgary-based Atco Industries Inc. Suncor CEO Kris Smith said the transaction with Canadian Utilities Ltd. (CUL) “streamlines our portfolio” to focus on oilsands, refining, hydrogen, renewable fuel, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). CUL Vice…

October 6, 2022
New York Hydrogen-Natural Gas Blending Study Offers Mixed Results to Cut Emissions

New York Hydrogen-Natural Gas Blending Study Offers Mixed Results to Cut Emissions

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by about 14% when 35% of hydrogen by volume was blended with natural gas to generate electricity in a demonstration project commissioned by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and could fall further with more hydrogen added to the mix. However, more work needs to be done to study the…

October 4, 2022
Cemvita, Partners Digging for Gold, Tapping Depleted Oil, Gas Wells for ‘Lowest Possible Cost’ Hydrogen Production

Cemvita, Partners Digging for Gold, Tapping Depleted Oil, Gas Wells for ‘Lowest Possible Cost’ Hydrogen Production

Following positive results from a pilot program based in the Permian Basin to produce gold hydrogen using would-be abandoned oil and gas reservoirs, Cemvita Factory Inc. said it has formed and closed funding for a new subsidiary in preparation to commercialize with its founding investors. “In a very short time frame, we moved our microbes…

October 3, 2022
USMCA Squabble Likely to End Amicably, Industry Expert Says

USMCA Squabble Likely to End Amicably, Industry Expert Says

It’s probable that a trade dispute between Mexico and its northern neighbors Canada and the United States will be resolved through discussion, Carlos Flores, Director of Business Development at Nordex Group for Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Central America & Caribbean, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “Nonetheless, there is no question that, if the consultations are taken to…

September 30, 2022
Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

How to safely and securely transport hydrogen through natural gas infrastructure is the focus of a new research partnership between the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering and utility Peoples Natural Gas. “Hydrogen has the potential to transform the way we heat our homes and power our businesses, using the existing natural gas…

September 26, 2022
Seven Midwest States Collaborating to Vie for Hydrogen Hub to Create Jobs, Lower Emissions 

Seven Midwest States Collaborating to Vie for Hydrogen Hub to Create Jobs, Lower Emissions 

A coalition of seven Midwest states plan to compete for a hydrogen hub designed to expand local economies, decrease emissions and reduce costs. The Midwest Hydrogen Coalition (M-H2) was formalized last week by the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The aim is to snag a share of an $8 billion…

September 26, 2022
European Commission Wants to Slash Power Consumption, Cap Revenues to Tame Energy Prices

European Commission Wants to Slash Power Consumption, Cap Revenues to Tame Energy Prices

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday pledged “deep and comprehensive reform” of the European Union (EU) electricity market and promised to continue exploring ways to bring down natural gas prices.  The EU is being “tested” not only with Russia’s war on Ukraine, but “a war on our energy. It is a war…

September 14, 2022
California Utilities Seek OK for $10M-Plus Hydrogen, Natural Gas Blending Projects

California Utilities Seek OK for $10M-Plus Hydrogen, Natural Gas Blending Projects

San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E), Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Southwest Gas Corp. this week revealed the state could see three separate pilot projects to blend renewable hydrogen into natural gas utility infrastructure.  Earlier this month the three utilities jointly applied with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to inject up to…

September 14, 2022
Alberta to Consider Consumer Impacts Before Blending Hydrogen with Natural Gas

Alberta to Consider Consumer Impacts Before Blending Hydrogen with Natural Gas

Replacing natural gas with hydrogen could cause “rate shock” for consumers in the absence of new incentives or subsidies to offset the costs of blending it into the gas system, according to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). “The Alberta government may want to consider supports for customers such as credits, tax rebates or subsidies,” an…

September 9, 2022
Regional Hydrogen Hubs Grow Ahead of Federal Funding Opportunities

Regional Hydrogen Hubs Grow Ahead of Federal Funding Opportunities

Two New England states recently joined the northeastern regional hydrogen hub coalition, adding to the expanding list of agencies ready to benefit from federally funded projects.  With the addition of Rhode Island and Maine, the New York-led coalition now involves six states. Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey were the first to partner with the New…

August 29, 2022