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Iberdrola and Porcelanosa set to launch greener tiles

Iberdrola and Porcelanosa set to launch greener tiles: A project has been launched by an Spanish electric utility Iberdrola and the manufacturer or ceramic tiles Porcelanosa to power ceramic production with a mixture of renewables, hydrogen and heat pump technology. This project so-called GREENH2KER will see green measures being deployed in an oven of a…
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First hydrogen-powered passenger train to hit Germany

First hydrogen-powered passenger train to hit Germany: On there rail networks Germany will be the first country to see the hydrogen-powered passenger trains travelling. This will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and its only emission while operating is steam and condensed water, this is called Coradia ILint regional train. The train built by…
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Hydrogen plant in pursuit of technology to be built

Hydrogen plant in pursuit of technology to be built: Work has started on building a new pilot hydrogen plant by Cranfield University in a bid to test new hydrogen production technology that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A 1.5MW pilot plant, the so-called HyPer project, uses a novel hydrogen production technology invented by the development…
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Joining the Hydrogen Taskforce is EDF

Joining the Hydrogen Taskforce is EDF: The coalition of the UK’s largest organisations that operate in the hydrogen sector Hydrogen Taskforce, has announced that EDF has become its new member. Working with the government to secure the role of hydrogen in the UK’s future energy mix, the group will also include representatives from EDF’s proposed…
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Dr Nick Wayth as the new CEO of Energy Institute

Dr Nick Wayth as the new CEO of Energy Institute: Following the departure of the current CEO Louise Kingham OBE FEI, the Energy Institute has announced Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI as it’s new CEO. Mr Wayth, formerly Chief Development Officer of Alternative Energy at BP, will take up the new post on the…
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Government funds hydrogen vehicles & batteries research

Government funds hydrogen vehicles & batteries research: An investigation into battery technology, the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain & hydrogen vehicles has been financed by over £30 million of government funding. 22 studies in total will accept a share of £9.4 million, containing proposals to construct a plant in Cornwall that will remove lithium for…
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MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero

MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero: If the UK is to reach net zero it needs to lay out a 30-year revolving scheme of rail electrification. As stated by a new Transport Select Committee analysis, that calls on the government to take action straight away & cut emissions of trains…
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Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas

Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas: The UK will halt financing overseas fossil fuel projects starting 31st March, succeeding a trailblazing North Sea Transition Deal settled between the government & the oil and gas sector. This new agreement will have policymakers & industry invest as much as £16b in renewables, hydrogen & carbon…
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bp plans blue hydrogen production establishment

bp plans blue hydrogen production establishment: bp revealed plans today to create what is claimed to be the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility. Situated in Teesside, the large-scale plan, which may begin running sooner than 2027, is expected to have a 1GW production volume by 2030, about 20% of the UK’s hydrogen goal. bp…
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National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution

National Grid acquires £7.8bn Western Power Distribution: National Grid has reported the £7.8 billion take over of Britain’s biggest electricity distribution business, Western Power Distribution (WPD). The purchase from PPL Corporation is predicted to permit the group to make a ‘strategic’ portfolio repositioning. The company also said, in the second half of this year, it…
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