Europe's third big hydrogen project calls for 3.2 GW electrolyzers, 2,700 km T&D network

The European Commission announced its approval for "IPCEI Hy2Infra", a joint a joint effort by seven EU countries to support the continent's hydrogen infrastructure and boost its s...

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China completes testing of country's first hydrogen-powered train

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China has completed testing of the country's first hydrogen-powered train. The model, built by government-owned railway manufacturer CRRC, offers speed and range comparable to exis...

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EIB approves €4.3 bn in transition funding, including €805 mn for clean power

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced approval for €4.3 billion of new financing to upgrade the region's transport and energy distribution, besides expanding energy stor...

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MAN expands zero-emission truck portfolio with H2 engine, battery-electric techs

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European CV manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus is making strident progress in developing a robust product line of zero-emission trucks in European markets. Recently, the brand made a...

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TESVOLT breaks ground for its new giga factory in Germany

TESVOLT AG has officially begun the construction of its new giga factory at its headquarters in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg city, Germany. TESVOLT held a ground-breaking ceremony ...

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European Commission approves state aid scheme for green H2 production in Germany

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The European Commission has recently approved under EU State aid rules a €350 million German scheme to support the production of renewable hydrogen through the Europ...

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Northvolt breaks ground on 60 GWh capacity German giga factory

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Northvolt announced the company had started construction of its battery giga factory "Northvolt Drei" in Germany. Europe had battled to keep the factory within its borders, after t...

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US eyes second wind auction in Gulf of Mexico, but costs are 30% higher than Europe, says chief of RWE

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Offshore wind development costs in the US are 30 percent higher than what they are in Europe, the CEO of Germany's biggest utility revealed, even as the US government considered la...

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M&M evaluates giga factory in India, signs supply agreement for Volkswagen EV platform

Indian auto maker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is considering whether to open a battery plant in India, group CEO and MD Anish Shah told reporters. "We are going to look at… o...

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Siemens Energy's $150 mn transformer plant could help US clear renewables' connectivity backlog

A Siemens large transformer. Custom built and critical to power T&D, they are usually the size of a school bus. Image: Siemens

German power equipment company Siemens Energy announced it would invest $150 million in the US to set up a new transformer facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Construction will ...

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Li-Cycle bags €6.4 mn govt. grant for its lithium-ion battery recycling facility

Saxony-Anhalt Minister of Economy, Sven Schulze (right) with Richard Storrie, Li-Cycle’s Regional President, EMEA, during the former's visit to Li-Cycle's facility.

Li-Cycle Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of battery recycling firm Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., recently received approval from the State of Saxony-Anhalt for a grant of up to €6....

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OPES Solar Mobility setting up facility for automotive solar technology in Germany

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Automotive solar tech firm OPES Solar Mobility has selected the German town of Zwenkau as its new location for developing vehicle-integrated photovoltaics for trucks, mot...

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Germany offers €16 bn for hydrogen-ready gas power plants to future-proof power supply

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Germany's government is offering subsidies for gas power plants that can switch to hydrogen in future, as part of the country's efforts to ensure a transition to clean energy gener...

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Lhyfe begins construction of 10 MW green hydrogen plant in Lower Saxony

European green H2 firm Lhyfe has announced the groundbreaking of a yet another hydrogen production plant in Germany, located at Brake (Unterweser) in Lower Saxony re...

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BASF bags German funding approval for 54 MW electrolyzer

German chemical company BASF has received funding approval for a 54 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer that will have produce up to 8,000 metric tons of hydrogen per ye...

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TotalEnergies acquires German battery storage developer, Kyon Energy

Leading multi-energy producer and marketer, TotalEnergies announced it has acquired Kyon Energy, a leading battery energy storage developer in Germany. The latest acquisition is in...

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Fluence milestone: crosses 20 GWh of energy storage systems globally

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Fluence Energy last week announced that the company had surpassed 20 GWh of deployed and contracted energy storage systems globally.  In a release, the company called this an ...

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Europe's energy mix turns greener as wind surpasses coal

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Wind has surpassed coal in Europe's energy mix, marking a key shift in the continent's energy transition efforts, data from the climate think tank Ember shows. The shift occurred d...

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EU approves €902 mn aid for Northvolt's EV battery plant in Germany

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Decision helps keep the plant in Europe in the face of competing incentives from America The European Union has approved €902 million in aid for Swedish company Northvolt to set up...

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Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor: Pre-feasibility study for H2 pipeline launched

The proposed Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor project that seeks to establish cross-border hydrogen pipeline infrastructure from Finland to Germany passing through Es...

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Green progress: Germany’s CO2 emissions fall to 1950s levels after RE dominates energy mix

Germany's carbon dioxide emissions fell to their lowest in 70 years in 2023, touching levels last seen in the 1950s, the think tank Agora Energiewende announced. This was largely d...

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ADS-TEC Energy announces private investment from Svelland Capital

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Battery-buffered, ultra-fast EV charging technology firm ADS-TEC Energy has announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a private investment by Svelland Capital, a dis...

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Daimler Truck announces customer fleet trials of its hydrogen-powered trucks

Daimler Truck announced it will deploy its hydrogen-powered Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Trucks for their first customer trial from next year. Companies such as Amazon, Air Products, INEOS,...

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Iberdrola, Masdar to invest €15 bn in offshore wind, green H2 projects

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At COP28 in Dubai, energy firms Iberdrola and Masdar announced a €15 billion strategic partnership agreement to evaluate the joint development of offshore wind and green hydro...

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Lhyfe plans for 800 MW green hydrogen project at Lubmin in Germany

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Hydrogen firm Lhyfe has announced its plans to produce up to 330 tons of green hydrogen per day at its proposed Lubmin plant in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, with...

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RWE boosts green investments to €55 billion

German utility eyes renewables portfolio exceeding 65 GW under new investment plan covering 2024 to 2030 Where the money'll flow Solar capacity will rise from 3.9 GW now to 16 GW b...

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Hofer Powertrain develops fast recharging battery technology for EVs

German powertrain tech firm Hofer Powertrain has announced the launch of its advanced EV battery technology – the 'ULTEVATE Ultra' battery module. The company claims...

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Germany's BASF, Korea's SK On agree to jointly evaluate global lithium-ion battery market

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German company BASF, a leading global producer of battery materials, has entered in an agreement with leading global electric vehicle battery cell manufacturer SK On. The two compa...

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Daily Shorts: US renewable projects run into 3-year transformer wait, VW promises cheap EV, and more

America's power sector is grappling with a transformer shortage. US renewable energy project developers who are setting up grid-scale RE and energy storage systems say critical com...

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Siemens, Air Liquide begin production at GW-scale electrolyzer factory in Berlin

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Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have inaugurated their new multi-gigawatt electrolyzer factory located in Berlin, Germany. The series production of the hydrogen technology was start...

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