Solar to Fuel. Hydrogen production from solar energy

ACWA wins the tender for the 900-megawatt solar farm in Dubai
The solar field will become operational in Q2 of 2021. This is the project for deployment of phase five of the huge 5-gigawatt Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar farm.
Nov 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Asia, United Arab Emirates, acwa, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
American scientists discover a new catalyst for hydrogen production from seawater
The research group from the University of Houston has found a novel catalyst which is likely to help effectively split hydrogen from seawater. This innovation is supposed to considerably advance the seawater electrolysis development for commercial hydrogen production.
Nov 22, 2019 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, USA, hydrogen, North America, University of Houston, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Heliogen is likely to cope with carbon emission problem
The advanced technology developed by the startup funded by Bill Gates is aimed at minimization of gas emissions from heavy industries.
Nov 20, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Thermal, Solar to Fuel, USA, North America, Heliogen, Bill Gates, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels, Concentrated solar power
Air Liquide and Engie cooperate to produce green hydrogen
France-based utilities have signed an agreement for joint deployment of the green hydrogen project, forecasted to generate 1.3 TWh of solar electricity per year as well as 10,440 t of renewable hydrogen by 2027.
Nov 19, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, France, Engie, Europe, green hydrogen, Air Liquide, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
The French association creates a hybrid energy storage and cogeneration solution
Smart Energy Hub system can work both as an electrolyser and as a fuel cell. In the first case, it stores energy in the form of biogas. In the second case, it converts gas into heat and electricity. The system has been developed by Sylfen and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.
Nov 6, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Solar to Fuel, France, Europe, Smart Energy Hub, Sylfen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
A banner year for advancing non-battery storage
This has been a breakthrough year for non-battery storage, with key advances in pumped hydro, power-to-gas, and thermal storage technologies. Many industry players are moving beyond pilot projects to contracted projects, which could lead to increased scale and lower costs.
Nov 1, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Canada, Germany, Europe, North America, CRYOBattery, non-battery storage, Power-to-hydrogen, thermal storage, Ice Energy, Siemens Gamesa, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels, cryogenic energy storage, solar cryogenic storage
Scientists double down on hydrogen production
A team of scientists led by the University of Glasgow has discovered a more efficient method of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity which it says could almost double the amount of hydrogen produced per millivolt.
Oct 31, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Europe, Glasgow, Alexey Ganin, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Fate of green hydrogen depends on ever cheaper renewables – for now
Analyst WoodMac has spelled out the urgent need to decarbonize the global hydrogen production industry. While the fuel can offer a sustainable grid balancing act for intermittent renewables, in its current fossil-fuel driven form it is pumping out more than 800 tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year.
Oct 22, 2019 // Solar, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Germany, Wood Mackenzie, Australia, Europe, Asia, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, green hydrogen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Highview Power to build UK’s first large scale ‘cryogenic’ energy storage facility
The long-duration energy storage provider plans to eventually build a portfolio of 50 MW/250 MWh liquid air systems throughout the United Kingdom.
Oct 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Solar to Fuel, UK, Europe, Javier Cavada, CRYOBattery, cryogenic energy storage, solar cryogenic storage
Shell to power Philippines refinery with solar, storage and natural gas
In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint the oil giant is ramping up its renewable energy production at a refinery in the Philippines. The news was announced by the company in a week which saw it named seventh worst corporate contributor to the climate crisis since awareness of emissions-related damage first emerged.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Philippines, shell, Cesar Romero, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Dubai’s 900 MW solar tender sees lowest bid of $0.0169/kWh
The offer was apparently submitted by Saudi energy giant ACWA Power, which refused to confirm the bid when asked by pv magazine. The second lowest bid – $0.0175/kWh – was reportedly submitted by a consortium formed by Emirati developer Masdar, French utility EDF and Chinese PV panel maker JinkoSolar.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Dewa, Masdar, tender, JinkoSolar, Dubai, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Energy without borders
Germany has long been a global leader in driving acceptance of clean technologies through its progressive energy policies and regulations. Its influence in addressing climate change extends well beyond its borders, and the country is taking an active role to support the global energy transition through international cooperation. Germany has bilateral energy partnerships with approximately 20 countries, and its strong partnership with California is focused on creating a route to the future – a carbon-neutral one. State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Andreas Feicht met with pv magazine to discuss the country’s partnership with California, and its journey toward decarbonization.
Oct 10, 2019 // Opinions, Solar, Solar to Fuel, California, USA, Germany, Europe, North America, Andreas Feicht, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Siemens backs Aussie plan to produce hydrogen via 5GW PV-plus-wind complex
Developer Hydrogen Renewables Australia (HRA) and German engineering giant Siemens have unveiled plans for a hydrogen production facility in Western Australia, meant to be powered by a whopping 5GW of wind and solar.
Oct 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Australia, neoen, hydrogen, Oceania, solar-plus-wind, kalbarri, HRA, Terry Kallis, Jeff Connolly, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Energy Taiwan 2019 to chart momentous journey of island’s solar market
Global experts are set to gather in Taipei in less than a month to take stock of the island’s strengths and challenges as it embarks on a multi-gigawatt renewable transformation by 2025.
Sep 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, pv power plants, Asia, Taiwan, energy taiwan, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen
The International Renewable Energy Association says the integration of hydrogen into the energy transition will not happen overnight and electrolysis costs will not be halved until the 2040s. That hydrogen and related products could revolutionize the world energy landscape, however, is not in doubt.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Canada, Germany, UK, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, IRENA, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, Austria, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels