Shell and ITM power to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany

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Companies come together to develop large-scale hydrogen production project The world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant is set to be built in Germany. The plant will be built at a refinery in Rhineland, Germany, by ITM Power, a leading developer of fuel cells, and Shell. The two companies will also be working with SINTEF, thinkstep, and Element Energy to develop the new electrolysis plant. The project has received some $10 million in funding from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, adding onto another $10 million in investments the project had…

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Shell to double its clean power investments

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Oil company to make more aggressive investments in renewable energy Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to increase its renewable energy investments. The company has been growing more focused on clean power in recent years and intends to divest from oil and fossil-fuels in the relatively near future. Shell has vowed to significantly reduce its carbon footprint by 2050, replacing much of its old energy capacity with clean power solutions. In order to accomplish this, Shell will be significantly increasing its investments in clean power. Investments will show…

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Shell seeks to provide more support for electric vehicles

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Shell will be working to build new fast-charging stations Royal Dutch Shell believes that electric vehicles will soon take less than 15 minutes to fully charge. Shell has partnered with several major automakers to make this a reality. Through these partnerships, the companies hope to deploy new fast-chargers throughout Europe in the coming years. This may help Shell establish a strong presence in the rapidly growing clean transportation market, where the demand for new infrastructure solutions is on the rise. Companies are coming together to secure the success of electric…

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Companies aim to expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure

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Daimler, Shell, and Linde are building two new hydrogen stations Daimler, Shell, and the Linde Group have commissioned two new hydrogen stations that will be built in Germany. The companies have been working together to develop a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure throughout Germany and have made significant progress in this endeavor. Germany is currently home to one of the most extensive hydrogen networks in Europe and has become a very attractive home for clean vehicles, particularly those that use hydrogen to operate. New stations will  help expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure Daimler…

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Shell to invest $1 billion a year in renewable energy by 2020

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Shell has ambitious plans concerning renewable energy and clean transportation Shell has ambitious plans to show more support for renewable energy in the coming years. The company’s New Energies division is being prepared to make the transition toward clean power and transportation. Through this division, Shell plans to invest $1 billion a year in renewable energy and clean transportation by 2020. Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden notes that the transition toward clean power and technology has begun to accelerate in many parts of the world. This has created a significant…

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New hydrogen dispenser could signal a brighter future for fuel cell vehicles

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Shell works with BMW subsidiary to design new hydrogen dispenser BMW and Shell have worked together to develop  new hydrogen dispenser that is meant to make the fueling process more efficient for drivers of fuel cell vehicles. Shell commissioned Designworks, a BMW subsidiary, to design the new hydrogen dispenser. Designworks specializes in developing solutions for the transportation space. The new hydrogen dispenser aims to create a seamless experience for those fueling their fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to become more common in the coming years. Fuel cell vehicles could…

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Shell to increase renewable energy investments to $1 billion a year

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Shell is beginning to move away from oil as public faith in fossil-fuels vanishes Royal Dutch Shell has plans to increase its renewable energy spending to $1 billion annually. Ben van Beurden, CEO of Shell, notes that the faith in the oil industry is disappearing. This is putting greater pressure on the company to move away from its traditional focus on oil and begin showing more support for clean power. Notably, Shell has also expressed support for countries to impose rules to place prices on carbon emissions. According to Shell,…

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Shell and Toyota partner to build new hydrogen fuel stations in California

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Shell and Toyota will work to develop a larger hydrogen infrastructure Shell, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, has formed a partnership with Japanese automaker Toyota in order to build new hydrogen fuel stations in California. The partnership represents another small step in Shell’s ongoing efforts to focus on fuels other than oil and gas. Hydrogen is quickly gaining momentum in the transportation space and some believe that this fuel has the potential to displace traditional petroleum at some point in the future. California has…

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Large companies come together to launch the Hydrogen Council

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Hydrogen Council seeks to help expand the use of hydrogen fuel cells Several leading automotive, energy, and engineering firms have come together to established the “Hydrogen Council.” The council was announced alongside the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit and aims to establish hydrogen fuel as a tool that can be used to ease the transition away from fossil-fuels toward cleaner forms of power. BMW, Shell, Total, and Toyota are among the companies that have involved themselves in the new Hydrogen Council. Companies expected to accelerate their investments in the hydrogen…

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Companies team up to expand hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Germany

New partnership seeks to build 400 hydrogen fuel stations in Germany An industrial partnership is looking to expand the availability of hydrogen fuel in Germany. Air Liquide, Linde, OMV, Shell, and Total have come together to launch a new joint venture called H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH. The venture aims to install some 400 hydrogen fuel stations throughout Germany by 2023. The country is quickly becoming an attractive market for fuel cell vehicles, which consume hydrogen rather than conventional gas. First stage of the partnership will involve the development of some…

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UK’s first public hydrogen fuel station opens

ITM Power brings the UK’s first public hydrogen station to life in South Yorkshire ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has opened the United Kingdom’s first public hydrogen fuel station. The station is located in South Yorkshire and will provide public access to hydrogen for those that have fuel cell vehicles. While these vehicles are still somewhat rare in the UK, many consumers are expected to purchase these vehicles as the country’s infrastructure continues to expand. New fueling stations are needed for these vehicles to become successful.…

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ITM Power to develop new hydrogen fuel stations in the UK

ITM Power and Shell partner to develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has entered into a strategic partnership with Shell in order to provide hydrogen fuel to three Shell retailers in the United Kingdom. The three hydrogen fuel stations that ITM Power will help develop will be the first to be integrated into forecourts in the UK. The fueling stations will further expand the country’s growing hydrogen infrastructure, which has begun to receive more support in recent years. Funding helps back the endeavor…

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Shell receives green light for arctic drilling

Royal Dutch Shell was granted two final permits to begin its exploration for oil in the Arctic. Last Wednesday, the multinational oil and gas company, Royal Dutch Shell, received conditional approval to begin arctic drilling this summer in Alaska. The two permits were granted by the Obama administration’s Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement, and will allow the oil and gas giant to commence its exploratory drilling project in the Chukchi Sea, which is about 140 miles from the Alaska coast. The conditions of the approval will place certain restrictions…

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Shell receives approval to continue arctic drilling

The U.S. government has given the oil and gas giant approval to commence drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Much to the chagrin of many environmentalists and environmental groups, the U.S. government gave Shell the go-ahead to resume its arctic drilling plans, and the oil and gas company will soon begin its oil exploration efforts off Alaska’s North Slope in the Chukchi Sea with its 25-vessel fleet, of which the Polar Pioneer oil rig is the biggest vessel. Shell was forced to abandon its oil exploration efforts in the arctic back…

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Linde to supply hydrogen fuel for the Shell Eco-marathon

Linde will be the exclusive supplier of hydrogen for the Shell event Shell is hosting its fifth annual Eco-marathon, where teams of students from various universities demonstrate the potential of hydrogen fuel cells in the transportation sector. Shell expects that 54 teams will compete in the event this year, showcasing their fuel cells and how these energy systems can be used in vehicles. Linde, a leading producer of chemical gases, will be the exclusive provider of hydrogen fuel for this year’s event. Company continues to play a major role in…

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Students build vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel

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Hydrogen fuel continues to take transportation by storm Clean transportation is gaining more attention, which is helping highlight the potential benefits of clean vehicles and how they compare to conventional vehicles. Hydrogen fuel has become one of the most widely accepted forms of power in the realm of clean energy. Indeed, most of the world’s major automakers have come to embrace hydrogen fuel as the future of the auto industry. Hydrogen-powered vehicles, however, have been subject to staunch criticisms concerning their performance and efficiency. A group of students from the…

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