Nutrien to build world’s largest clean ammonia production facility; LOI with Mitsubishi for up to 40% offtake for fuel

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is evaluating Geismar, LA as the site to build the world’s largest clean ammonia facility. Building on the company’s expertise in low-carbon ammonia production, clean ammonia will be manufactured using innovative technology to achieve at least a 90% reduction in CO 2 emissions.

DOE awarding $52.5M to 31 clean hydrogen projects

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million to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies and support DOE’s recently announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative ( earlier post ) to reduce the cost and accelerate breakthroughs in the clean hydrogen sector. million from the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). Clean hydrogen production, including biological and electrochemical approaches. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $52.5

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Louisiana Governor and Air Products announce US$4.5B blue hydrogen clean energy complex in Eastern Louisiana

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Air Products Chairman, President, and CEO Seifi Ghasemi announced a $4.5-billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana that will make the state a leader in the US clean energy transition.

Oregon EQC approves Clean Trucks Rule

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The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission approved the Clean Trucks Rule, which adopts California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule and Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Omnibus rules (HD Omnibus) for Oregon. Together, the rules will not only ensure new diesel trucks are as clean as possible, they also put Oregon on a path towards a zero-carbon transportation future.

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DOE establishes Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations; supporting hydrogen, batteries, SMR, more

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has established the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will support clean energy technology demonstration?projects

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Carbon Clean and Liquid Wind partner on eMethanol production for marine fuel

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Carbon Clean, a developer of low-cost carbon capture technology, has entered into an agreement with power-to-fuels developer Liquid Wind. Carbon Clean’s technology will capture biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from a local industrial site. Within the Liquid Wind facility, the CO 2 will then be combined with renewable hydrogen to form the carbon-neutral liquid fuel, eMethanol.

Solaris joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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Bus manufacturer Solaris has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance , an initiative led by the European Commission. It is also one of a host of actions intended to support the EU’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Volvo C40 Recharge LCA highlights huge potential of manufacturing and charging EVs with clean energy

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Volvo Cars has published a lifecycle analysis report on its second fully electric car, the C40 Recharge, which shows the potential CO 2 reductions if a car is built and charged using clean energy sources. Choice of methodology has a significant impact on the total carbon footprint.

Hyundai Motor and Shell expand collaboration on clean mobility and carbon reduction; EV charging and hydrogen

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Hyundai Motor Company and Shell are embarking on a new strategic collaboration to explore ways to offer lower carbon emissions products and services and to reduce emissions across their operations. The MOU builds on a strong foundation of several years of collaboration and will draw on the companies’ expertise in electric vehicle (EV) charging, hydrogen, low-carbon energy solutions and digital technology as potential opportunities for both companies to reduce carbon emissions.

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DOE awards $125M to bring clean energy technologies to market

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding a total of $125 million to support 110 clean energy technology projects (DE-FOA-0002381). Through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, the phase II awards support the research and development of innovative clean energy technologies toward commercialization.

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SK makes strategic investment in clean hydrogen company Monolith; “cyan hydrogen”

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Monolith’s cyan hydrogen is produced by injecting natural gas containing methane (CH 4 ) as a main component into a high-temperature reactor and decomposing it into hydrogen (H 2 ) and solid carbon (C). The solid carbon is processed into carbon black, the main component of tires, and sold.

European Commission announces Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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The Strategy sets out the key drivers of Europe’s industrial transformation and proposes a comprehensive set of future actions, including a Clean Hydrogen Alliance to accelerate the decarbonization of industry and maintain industrial leadership.

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. Hago Energetics, Inc aims to help farms become more profitable by converting farm waste to high-value products, such as hydrogen and valuable carbons.

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DOE awards $20M to project to produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $20 million in funding to a project to demonstrate technology that will produce clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power. This approach will allow clean hydrogen to serve as a source for zero-carbon electricity and represent an important economic product for nuclear plants beyond electricity.

Mitsubishi Heavy invests in Monolith Materials to support clean hydrogen production

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Olive Creek 1 in Hallam, Nebraska is Monolith Materials’ first commercial-scale emissions-free production facility designed to produce approximately 14,000 metric tons of carbon black annually along with clean hydrogen. Monolith Materials, Inc.

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Clean Air Power introduces new hydrogen direct injector range

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UK-based Clean Air Power , a provider of clean transport solutions, is marking its 25 th anniversary working with hydrogen injection products by releasing a new range of hydrogen injectors for internal combustion engines. The range, which digitally controls hydrogen gas flow into engines, includes a high-pressure direct hydrogen injector that complements Clean Air Power’s existing hydrogen port injector options. —Dan Skelton, CEO of Clean Air Power.

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Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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This is a game-changer for both nuclear energy and carbon-free hydrogen production for numerous industries. Industrial-grade hydrogen is commonly produced today by stripping it from natural gas molecules, emitting carbon monoxide in the process.

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California Clean Fuel Reward surpasses 250,000 point-of-sale financial incentives for EV buyers; More than $319M provided to EV customers

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More than 250,000 Californians have now received a financial Clean Fuel Reward at the point of sale when they purchased or leased a plug-in electric vehicle—an important milestone for this program after only 18 months since it began. The California Air Resources Board’s California Clean Fuel Reward program provides an instant price reduction of up to $750 at the point of sale or lease for eligible new plug-in electric vehicles at participating retailers.

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IPG to demo Flameless Ceramic Turbine for clean, off-grid power in EV charging

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IPG’s project will demonstrate the role of Flameless Ceramic Turbine technology in bringing EV charging to high-use and remote locations through clean, cheap, grid-independent power generation.

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Clean Air Power demonstrates Freightliner Class 66 locomotive running on combination of diesel, biogas and hydrogen

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UK-based Clean Air Power has demonstrated a Freightliner Class 66 locomotive running on hydrogen to reduce its carbon emission output. Clean Air Power achieved this by fitting the Class 66 with its precision injection technology, allowing the two-stroke diesel locomotive to run on a combination of diesel, biogas and hydrogen. Thirty projects were awarded a share of £9 million (US$11 million), with Clean Air Power securing almost £400,000 (US$490,000).

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ARPA-E awards $175M to 68 novel clean energy OPEN 2021 projects

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Argonne National Laboratory seeks to disrupt the steel industry by developing a potentially zero-carbon ironmaking process that eliminates the use of coke or natural gas and requires less energy than current processes. 3D-Printed Ceramic Thermocatalytic CO 2 Reactor with High Carbon Conversion and Energy Efficiencies - $3,100,104. billion in private sector follow-on funding to commercialize clean energy technologies.

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Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement.

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Lisa Jackson says Apple buys carbon offsets, but 80% is real clean energy

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Environmental lead Lisa Jackson has acknowledged in a podcast that Apple buys carbon offsets in order to hit its “100% carbon neutral” claim, but says that this is a relatively small proportion of the company’s total usage.

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LA Metro contracts with Clean Energy for 47.5M gallons of renewable natural gas

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a new agreement with Clean Energy Fuels for an estimated 47.5 Metro is committed to ensuring a seamless path towards a carbon-neutral future.

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Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., Instead, the refinery will be repurposed to become a producer of low-carbon renewable fuels that meet the needs of the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard. through a subsidiary, has purchased Alon Bakersfield Properties, Inc.,

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Clean Energy awarded $13M contract to build hydrogen station and supply fuel for Foothill Transit buses

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Being awarded our first hydrogen station and supply contract for Foothill Transit is very important to Clean Energy because it demonstrates our ability to move to different alternative fuels as our customers expand to other technologies. Transit agencies like Foothill have been on the forefront of alternative fuels for decades because it’s in their DNA to serve their communities with clean transportation.

New iron catalyst helps preferentially reduce NO to hydroxylamine; pollution control and clean energy

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Researchers from Korea and France have shown that iron–nitrogen-doped carbon is an efficient and durable electrocatalyst for selective nitric oxide reduction into hydroxylamine. Chang Hyuck Choi from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in Korea and his colleagues from Korea and France investigated NO reduction in the presence of a new iron-nitrogen-doped carbon (Fe-N-C) catalyst made of isolated FeN x C y moieties bonded to a carbonaceous substrate.

Hydro-Québec will support the clean hydrogen sector in Québec

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Hydro-Québec’s Strategic Plan 2020–2024 outlines five applications for clean hydrogen: Ammonia and methanol production. Carbon-netural synthetic hydrocarbon fuels.

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Aker Clean Hydrogen and Kuehne+Nagel to accelerate green container shipping

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Aker Clean Hydrogen, a global integrated clean hydrogen, ammonia and methanol producer, and Kuehne+Nagel, the world’s largest sea logistics provider, are partnering to decarbonize the maritime logistics sector by offering green container transport. While Aker Clean Hydrogen will secure access to green fuels, Kuehne+Nagel handles the booking of contracts for environmentally friendly containers in cooperation with their carrier partners.

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BMW of North America & California Bioenergy expand partnership to provide clean energy for EV charging

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The collaboration aims to power EVs in California with clean energy, and generate cleaner air in the state by leveraging the latest biodigester technology to create renewable energy by capturing methane from manure to feed back into the power grid. The methane emission reductions at the farm, when combined with the renewable energy generation, result in carbon emission reductions equivalent to providing clean power to over 17,000 electric vehicles per year.

European Union adopts strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen; Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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The two strategies present a new clean energy investment agenda, in line with the European Commission’s Next Generation EU recovery package and the European Green Deal. For example, this means a system where the electricity that fuels Europe’s cars could come from rooftop solar panels, while buildings are kept warm with heat from a nearby factory, and the factory is fueled by clean hydrogen produced from off-shore wind energy.

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BNEF: steel industry set to pivot to hydrogen in green push; additional $278B for clean capacity and retrofits

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Steel production could be made with almost no carbon emissions through $278 billion of extra investment by 2050, according to a new report from research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). Russia and Brazil both have access to high-quality iron ore reserves and to abundant clean power.

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announces $65M Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels Project; renewable diesel

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced its largest project to date, the $65-million Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels Project. In the project, Ontario-based Valent Low Carbon Technologies will work with a pan-Canadian team to produce Canada’s first renewable diesel from abundantly available agricultural and forestry by-products. The Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels project will address these challenges by introducing a low-carbon biofuel across the marine ecosystem.

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CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533-million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. CARB uses this funding to accelerate development and early commercial deployment of the cleanest vehicle technologies and to improve access to clean transportation for all Californians.

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C-Zero raises $11.5M Series A to produce clean hydrogen from natural gas via methane pyrolysis

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C-Zero’s technology, which was initially developed at the University of California, Santa Barbara, uses innovative thermocatalysis to split methane into hydrogen and solid carbon in a process known as methane pyrolysis. The hydrogen can be used to help decarbonize a wide array of existing applications, including hydrogen production for fuel cell vehicles, while the carbon can be permanently sequestered. C-Zero Inc., a pioneer in natural gas decarbonization, recently raised $11.5

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Ekona Power closes CAD 79M Series A to advance pulsed methane pyrolysis technology for clean hydrogen production

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a Vancouver-based company that is developing a novel methane pyrolysis technology platform which produces clean and low-cost hydrogen, closed a CAD $79-million (US$62-million) Series A round. Ekona Power Inc.,

Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities

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Trafigura Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, and Yara International ASA, a leading global ammonia player, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and promotion of the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and to explore possible opportunities to work together on certain clean (green and blue) ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities.

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Clean Energy signs deals for more than 20M gallons of renewable natural gas in past 45 days

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced new and extended contracts for more than 20 million gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) to accommodate the continued demand across key business segments for the ultra-low carbon fuel produced from organic waste. Clean Energy is completing the construction of a Republic Services combination time-fill/fast-fill station in Sacramento, CA that will fuel 80 solid waste trucks to support growing operations in the Sacramento region.

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Energy researchers: clean US hydrogen economy is within reach, but needs a game plan

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Addressing climate change requires not only a clean electrical grid, but also a clean fuel to reduce emissions from industrial heat, long-haul heavy transportation, and long-duration energy storage. However, they note, a clean US hydrogen economy will require a comprehensive strategy and a 10-year plan. A clean H 2 economy does not exist today. Researchers have plenty of colorful visions as to what a clean H 2 economy might look like.

Clean Energy Ventures leads investment battery startups Nth Cycle and Volexion; upstream, downstream

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Clean Energy Ventures , a $110-million venture capital firm investing in early-stage climate tech startups, is leading the investments in two battery startups: one in the upstream ( N th Cycle ) and one in the downstream ( Volexion ).

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Ardian, FiveT Hydrogen launch largest clean hydrogen infrastructure investment platform Hy24; €1.5B for first fund

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Ardian, a leading private investment house, via its infrastructure business, and FiveT Hydrogen, a clean-hydrogen enabling investment platform, are partnering to create Hy24, an equally owned joint venture. Hy24 will become the world’s largest investment platform focused on clean hydrogen infrastructure, designed to invest in projects that are critical to global decarbonization.

World Bank Group: mineral production to soar as demand for clean energy increases

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A new World Bank Group report finds that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies.

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Nikola and TC Energy to co-develop large-scale clean hydrogen hubs

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Nikola’s Energy business unit and TC Energy are actively collaborating to identify and ro develop projects to establish the infrastructure required to deliver low-cost and low-carbon hydrogen at scale in line with each company’s core objectives.