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Volume 1, Issue 9 - October 19, 2020

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How will the gas industry evolve in the low-carbon world of the future?

Will natural gas be a bridge or a destination?

Could it become the foundation of a global hydrogen economy, in combination with CCS?

How big will “green” hydrogen and biogas become?

What will be the role of LNG and bio-LNG in transport?

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In this Issue: 

From the Editor: How time flies

It happens to all of us. You look back over time and think – where did the years go?

Interview: EU Hydrogen Coordinator Christian Weinberger

Christian Weinberger, Hydrogen Coordinator at the EU’s DG GROW (Department for Internal Market, Industry and SMEs), leaves no doubt that the EU means business when it comes to hydrogen. “We are moving with a big force into a new direction,” he says, in an exclusive interview with Gas Transitions.

Gasunie and Dutch ports aim to be European hydrogen hub

The Dutch gas transmission system operator (TSO) Gasunie has presented a joint plan with four Dutch port authorities for setting up the first hydrogen exchange in Europe. The goal of the plan, which was favourably received by the Dutch government, is to create a transparent spot market for hydrogen in the Netherlands, to which other European markets can later be connected.

Study shows why we need gas in households

The simultaneous growth of heat pumps and electric vehicles is bound to lead to problems in the electricity distribution networks, write Mike Parr and Simon Minett, founders of the initiative Green Hydrogen for Europe. The answer, they say, has to come from hydrogen fuel cells.

EU’s hydrogen strategy: where it falls short

The Hydrogen Strategy presented by the European Commission on 8 July shows great ambition, but makes insufficiently clear how this ambition can be realised. That in a nutshell is the conclusion drawn by researchers Katja Yafimava and Alex Barnes of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) in a critical paper on the Hydrogen Strategy published in September.

Glimmers Of Hope For Carbon Capture And Storage

There is a glimmer of hope that carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) is beginning to acquire some momentum. “After years of slow progress and insufficient investment, interest in CCUS is starting to grow,” notes the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a special report, CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions, published on 24 September.

World Energy Council

In a new high-level review of countries representing over 90% of global GDP, the World Energy Council (WEC) Germany finds that “there is a clear, strong, and lasting global momentum behind the universal recognition that hydrogen is an essential and indispensable element of a decarbonised energy system.”

Gas Transition News

  • RWE may convert German gas storage sites to battery storage
  • Mitsubishi to supply hydrogen-compatible gas turbines in U.S.
  • Germany eyes green hydrogen production in Congo
  • and more…

 

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