Tag: hydrogen

Bipartisan Support for Western Australia’s Renewable Hydrogen Hubs

Both the Australian federal government and opposition have backed two renewable hydrogen hubs in the state of Western Australia (WA) through a $140 million (US$103.6 million) funding commitment. The bipartisan federal support for the projects comes on the back of WA government’s $117.5 million investment in late 2021 to attract federal funding for renewable hydrogen hubs…


Japanese Ambassador Encourages Australia as It Continues Efforts to Downsize China Trade

Australia has started to follow Japan’s footsteps in diversifying trade away from China, according to Japan’s ambassador to Australia, who said he expects a closer partnership between the two countries in the metals and mining sectors as Australia’s second largest export market. Yamagami Shingo, who assumed the post of Ambassador of Japan to Australia in…


Bipartisan Bills to Promote Hydrogen Power in Maritime, Ground Shipping

Two bicameral bills were introduced in Congress on March 11 to incentivize the maritime and shipping industries to transition to hydrogen power. “As we grapple with energy affordability and our responsibilities to the future, we need to encourage energy innovation and pursue an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach,” Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) said in a statement. “Hydrogen fuel…


Airbus, Fortescue to Pioneer Hydrogen Planes

Aerospace giant Airbus and Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) have allied with the goal of creating a hydrogen-based aircraft by 2035. FFI, the green energy brainchild of mining billionaire Andew Forrest, has followed its founder’s ambitions in advancing carbon-free hydrogen as a fuel of the future. Both of the companies have ramped up efforts to research…


$9.5 Billion in Hydrogen Spending Through Infrastructure Bill Detailed by Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DoE) has released more details in formal requests for information (RFI) on two major hydrogen energy initiatives funded through last year’s infrastructure bill. The first release concerns an $8 billion program to finance at least four regional hydrogen energy hubs across the United States. The second release concerns both a $1…


Electric Heat Pumps May Fail to ‘Heat Homes Adequately’: UK Lawmakers

Electric heat pumps, a key element of the UK government’s plan to reach its net-zero climate target, may not be able to “heat homes adequately” if the homes are not sufficiently insulated, a parliamentary committee has suggested. The UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) projects that by 2050 all heating in British homes will be provided…


Australian Labor Party Supports Gas Plant, If It Switches To Hydrogen

The Australian Labor party—one that typically campaigns against fossil fuels—has decided to endorse the government’s latest gas-fired power station under the condition that it will eventually run solely on hydrogen. The $600 million Kurri Kurri gas plant in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales was announced by the current conservative government, the Australian Liberal…


Hydrogen Blending Could See Energy Bills Rise by 16 Percent: Study

Mixing hydrogen into existing gas supplies, an emission-cutting strategy being considered by the UK government, could cause household energy bills to rise by 16 percent, a new study has suggested. The British government said last year that it would work with industry to “assess the safety, technical feasibility, and cost effectiveness of mixing 20 percent…


GM Targets Hydrogen-Powered Generators in Expansion of Fuel Cell Business

General Motors on Wednesday said it plans to expand its hydrogen fuel cell business beyond vehicles by supplying hydrogen-powered generators for uses including at construction sites, music festivals, data centers and the military. The wider application of hydrogen fuel cells will allow GM to leverage and scale existing hydrogen investments and refine the technology, GM…


Western Australia Explores Underground Storage Solutions For Massive Hydrogen Yield

The Western Australia (WA) government has spent $1 million on exploring the feasibility of using depleted oil and gas wells, salt caverns, and underground mines to store the vast quantities of hydrogen it plans to produce in the near future. The state which has its eyes on becoming a hydrogen-making giant and is set to…