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Volume 1, Issue 10 - November 16, 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: The future of gas is blue

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2020, released in October, clearly presents the fork in the road ahead for the gas sector.

Interview: Setsuo Iuchi, Senior Vice President, Chiyoda Corporation

The Japanese Chiyoda Corporation is successfully demonstrating the use of a catalyst, SPERA, that promises to greatly facilitate international hydrogen trade. According to Setsuo Iuchi, Senior Vice-President in charge of hydrogen at Chiyoda, the development of the international hydrogen market is less about competition at this stage than about collaboration. “We have to build an integrated global hydrogen system linking continents and companies through state-of-the-art technologies.”

David Leitch tempers hydrogen hopes

Hydrogen has some very large difficulties to overcome if it is to be successful as an export fuel for electricity production in Asia, writes David Leitch, principal at analytical consultancy ITK Services in Australia.

Cluster-based approach

The energy-intensive industry in the Netherlands has presented detailed greenhouse gas emission reduction plans (in Dutch) for 2030 and 2050. Both “blue” and “green” hydrogen are important elements in the plans.

EU methane emissions strategy

The EU’s new Methane Strategy is targeted to a large extent at the natural gas sector, writes energy consultant Andrei Belyi, energy law specialist from the University of Eastern Finland. Belyi explains the complexities of methane emissions monitoring and discusses what measures could be effective to limit emissions.

Mike Parr takes critical look at Michael Liebreich’s hydrogen story

Editor’s Note: Michael Liebreich, founder and now senior contributor of think tank Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), and one of the most influential energy analysts in the world, wrote a two-part “deep dive into the economics of hydrogen” in October (see here and here). Mike Parr, co-founder of Green Hydrogen for Europe, who has worked in power system engineering for more than 30 years, takes a critical look at Liebreich’s analysis.

US companies produce own hydrogen roadmap

 

A coalition of major oil and gas, power, automotive, fuel cell, and hydrogen companies have come together to develop a Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy. This comprehensive Road Map “details how the US can expand its global energy leadership, by scaling up activity in the rapidly emerging and evolving hydrogen economy, as policy makers and industry work together and take the right steps,” according to a press release from Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA).

Gas Transition News

  • European oil companies in major CCS project
  • Australia fast tracks mega renewable energy, hydrogen project
  • German companies VNG and Salzgitter agree to go ahead with pyrolysis
  • and more…

 

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