A return from the background
The hydrogen economy was yesterday’s solution to stop releasing CO2. Then electrification seemed to take over in prominence, thanks to wind and solar and Elon Musk, pushing hydrogen into the background. Now it seems that hydrogen is making a comeback. Here are a few recent items (they all reach similar conclusions: electrolysis of water using ‘green’ electricity as long-term solution and reforming gas - preferentially LNG - combined with CCS as interim solution.)
Shell vows to cut Carbon Footprint 50% by 2050 to Achieve Paris Goals
Shell wants to transform itself from an oil company to an energy company.
Absorb, don’t distill
Ethylene is big. Over 150 million metric tons of it was produced worldwide in 2016.
Call for papers
The 6th International Congress on Green Process Engineering will be held from 3 to 6 June 2018 in Toulouse, France.
Project focus: Extracting high value products from sugar beet pulp.
PULP2VALUE, based in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, aims to provide added value for producers of sugar beet pulp by creating processes that extract far higher value products from sugar beet side-streams.
Chemical industry CEOs reaffirm strong commitment to EU Research & Innovation funding programmes
CEOs of 28 leading companies this week signed a statement reaffirming their strong commitment to EU research and innovation (R&I) funding programmes.
Wood gasification plant built for commercial operation
Bio Energy Netherlands starts building an installation for commercial gasification of non-recyclable wood. Already in 2018 the production of electrical energy and heat for district heating has to start
Carbon Capture and Storage for the Rotterdam industry investigated in feasibility study
If there is not yet a renewable alternative for a current process, another option can be interesting.
First hydrogen wind turbine for sustainable fuel to be sited in the Netherlands
The world’s first hydrogen wind turbine is to become a reality in the Wieringermeer area at the start of 2019. This is the objective of a partnership formed between initiator and sustainable hydrogen supplier HYGRO, wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey and research institute and VoltaChem co-initiator ECN.
AkzoNobel receives Environment Responsibility Award from Cefic
AkzoNobel has been presented with this year’s Environment Responsibility Award from the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).