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From Coal to Clean: Europe’s Largest Green Energy Hub
The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy has been accelerated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as governments and industry became focused on the issue not only to combat climate change, but to ensure energy security. Europe has necessarily been at the centre of this increased focus, as demonstrated by increasing commitments to eliminate natural gas usage and establish new renewable projects such as the recent announcement of Europe’s largest ever clean energy hub to be built in Germany.
Boeing, NASA & United Airlines partner to test SAF benefits Boeing, NASA & United’s tests have the potential to show what our transition to SAF can provide beyond GHG reductions, shares United CSO Lauren Riley
Boeing, NASA & United Airlines partner to test SAF benefits
Boeing is partnering with NASA and United Airlines for in-flight testing to measure how sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) affects contrails and non-carbon emissions, in addition to reducing the fuel’s life cycle climate impact.
The collaboration, which aims to strengthen sustainability in aviation, looks to understand how advanced fuels, engine combustor designs and other technologies may reduce atmospheric warming.
Lhyfe builds the largest commercial green hydrogen production plant in Germany
Producer of green hydrogen, Lhyfe, has begun the construction of a hydrogen production plant in the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany which will be the largest green hydrogen plant in Baden-Württemberg upon completion and the first to supply hydrogen directly to an industrial park.
Cepsa Begins Activity in Development of Biomethane Production Plants
Cepsa has begun to search for and develop projects for the construction and operation of biomethane production plants from agricultural and livestock waste to decarbonize its industrial activity, replacing the use of natural gas with this renewable gas. By 2030, the company aims to manage a project portfolio of 4 TWh per year, an ambitious target, equivalent to the energy needed for 650,000 homes, which will enable it to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from its power plants and chemical plants, as well as providing a complementary vector to produce green hydrogen and employment in sustainable mobility.
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a team of researchers led by Oregon State University to receive up to $2.5 million to study what coastal communities think of potential offshore wind energy development and the benefits they could gain from those projects.
UK Government’s offshore wind shortfall could delay net zero
A new report by Cornwall Insight forecasting the energy generation mix out to 2030, has calculated the UK government will miss its 50 GW offshore wind capacity target, with potential consequences for net zero.
Modelling from Cornwall Insight, included in its quarterly GB Benchmark Power Curve report, forecasts offshore wind capacity will increase from 12.5 GW in 2023-24 to 47.1 GW in 2030, narrowly missing the government’s 2030 goal. The report found that delays in offshore wind deployment in the short to medium term contributed to the missed target.