Earlier this week word slipped out that Phase 2 of the so-named “Gigastack” industrial-scale green H2 project is barreling full steam ahead. Danish wind giant Ørsted is collaborating in the project along with three other heavy hitters: ITM Power, Phillips 66 Limited, and Element Energy. ITM Power and Ørsted are familiar dots on the CleanTechnica radar, but Phillips 66 has yet to appear. However, as a refinery operator the company has an interest in hydrogen — and if it’s renewable, so much the better. For that matter, in a press release announcing the launch of Gigastack Phase 2, Phillips made it pretty clear that adopting renewable hydrogen is part of its energy transition plan. Quoted in an Ørsted press release, top Phillips UK exec Darren Cunningham explained that “direct access to existing offshore wind power and a developed industrial base with hydrogen demand at Phillips 66 Limited’s Humber Refinery provides an ideal opportunity to develop a new renewable hydrogen market where the feedstocks are just water and renewable power.”
Clean Technica 19th Feb 2020 read more »
A hydrogen-powered train is to be built and tested in Scotland as ministers prepare to banish diesel from passenger rail services within 15 years. The experimental train will be created by converting ScotRail carriages retired in December.
Scotsman 21st Feb 2020 read more »