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27.07.2021 (352 Clicks)

Electricity from Hydropower: Bauer involved in the Teesta VI Hydro Electric Project in India

Bauer Engineering India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH, was tasked by Jaiprakash Associates Limited with execution of specialist foundation engineering and geotechnical work for the Teesta VI Hydro Electric project.

 

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26.07.2021 (472 Clicks)

International Consortium of Cemex, Enertrag and Sunfire launches ground breaking Green Hydrogen Project


Renewable energy company ENERTRAG, global cement producer CEMEX and electrolysis company Sunfire are launching “Concrete Chemicals”, a lighthouse project aiming to decarbonize the cement industry. Together with industrial and academic partners, the international consortium has submitted a funding application under the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) funding call to receive financial support for the challenging startup-phase of the project.

In the current ramp-up of the green hydrogen economy, pioneering large-scale projects are essential to achieve the EU's ambitious climate targets. Concrete Chemicals marks an important milestone towards carbon neutrality. The consortium of industry leaders is setting the path for achieving a clean cement production process through converting emitted CO2 into valuable and renewable products, e.g. for the chemicals and transport industry.

Once the funding has been approved, a large-scale demonstration plant will be constructed directly at the Rüdersdorf Cement Plant of CEMEX, which is considered as one of Germany's biggest cement production sites. After the planned commissioning in 2025, the facility will produce 5,000 tons of green hydrocarbons per year in the first project stage. The feedstocks of the plant will be CO2 captured on-site from the cement plant and green hydrogen produced by a co-located Sunfire-electrolyzer. In a subsequent step, the produced green hydrocarbons can be converted into synthetic fuels and various renewable chemical products. Furthermore, the consortium is investigating a methanol synthesis route that produces green methanol from syngas. The final technological path will be defined in the course of the project development with the determined product focus forming the basis for the technical design of the plant.

“We support the urgency of action to address the climate challenge and have committed to a 55% reduction in CO2 from our 1990 baseline in our European operations by 2030. Together with our industry partners, we can collectively transform ourselves into a CO2 neutral world. Concrete Chemicals is a promising project and a substantial part of the innovative Carbon Neutral Alliance initiative of CEMEX to develop industrial-scale demonstration projects utilizing ground-breaking technologies”, says Sergio Menendez, Regional President for CEMEX EMEA.

In the scope of the project, German cleantech company Sunfire provides a 20 megawatt pressurized alkaline electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen and a high-temperature Co-SOEC (solid oxide fuel cell) electrolyzer to generate syngas – a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. It marks the world’s first implementation of two different electrolysis technologies combined in one process. Sunfire’s electrolysis technologies are the most reliable and efficient solutions currently available in the market.

“We strive to bring renewables everywhere – especially to industry sectors with a heavy CO2 footprint. Our electrolysis solutions are helping our customers to develop a green hydrogen ecosystem and reduce their carbon emissions. We look forward to contributing our deep expertise and reliable technology to the Concrete Chemicals consortium. Together with strong industrial partners and political support, we will take a significant step towards carbon-neutrality”, says Sunfire CEO Nils Aldag.

The Concrete Chemicals facility in Rüdersdorf will be powered solely by renewable electricity from ENERTRAG wind and solar power plants in the Brandenburg region. The deployment of the project will offer the opportunity to serve as a blueprint for the cement industry in Europe and worldwide – demonstrating the technological possibilities to turn CO2 into utilizable products. Achieving a low-carbon cement production in the long term, the project will contribute to reaching the European Green Deal’s targets.

“We’ve honed our knowledge in sector coupling and hydrogen production not only through our experience with the multiannual operation of our electrolysis plant but also through active participation in several research and innovation projects. Now we are bringing this knowledge to drive the energy transition into sectors that have historically been difficult to decarbonize and help to build a market for green hydrogen”, states Jörg Müller, CEO of ENERTRAG.

About ENERTRAG

ENERTRAG provides all services related to renewable energies. We efficiently combine electricity, heat and mobility in all areas of life. As an energy producer with an annual production of 1.7 million MWh in its portfolio and a service network that manages over 1,125 wind turbines, we also know from our own experience what is important for our customers. With over two decades of experience in Europe, our 680 employees combine all the skills required for successful operation and efficient maintenance, but also for citizen-oriented planning and reliable construction of energy plants and grids up to complete interconnected power plants. We are always one energy ahead - be it in sector coupling, participation models or demand-oriented night labelling.

About CEMEX

CEMEX is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. CEMEX is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies. CEMEX offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience, enabled by digital technologies.

About Sunfire

Founded in 2010, Sunfire GmbH is a global leader in the production of industrial electrolyzers based on alkaline and solid oxide (SOEC) technologies. With its electrolysis solutions, Sunfire is addressing a key challenge of today’s energy system: Providing renewable hydrogen and e-Fuels from renewable electricity, water, and CO2 as climate-neutral substitutes for fossil energy. Sunfire’s innovative and proven electrolysis technology enables the transformation of carbon-intensive industries that are currently dependent on fossil-based oil, gas, or coal. The company employs more than 250 people located in Germany, Norway, and Switzerland.

Source: ENERTRAG



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23.07.2021 (943 Clicks)

Hydrogène Québec welcomes Hatch as new Executive Member

Hydrogène Québec is the provincial branch of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) in Québec and a public-private partnership with the mandate to promote the commercialization of hydrogen energy and educate the public about the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The branch also works to motivate stakeholders to invest in hydrogen and understand its economic opportunities in the future of mobility and infrastructure. Earlier this year, Hatch announced its membership in the CHFCA.

 

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23.07.2021 (449 Clicks)

SMT Scharf AG supplies Tunnel Logistics for green Energy Project Snowy Mountain 2.0 in Australia

  • Supply of a specific monorail system for personnel and ambulance transportation in the tunnel
  • EUR 2.3 million order volume agreed
 

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22.07.2021 (407 Clicks)

Sika announces Record Results in first Half of 2021 – strong Growth in Sales and EBIT

  • Sales increase of 23.5% in local currencies
  • First-half sales at CHF 4,448.7 million (+23.1% in CHF)
  • Operating profit (EBIT) at CHF 685.9 million (+67.2%)
  • Record EBIT margin at 15.4%
  • Operating free cash flow increase at CHF 318.4 million (+26.4%)
  • Acquisition of Kreps (Russia), DriTac (USA), BR Massa (Brazil), and Hamatite (Japan)
  • Outlook for 2021 fiscal year
    • Growth in local currencies of 13%–17% (previously: double-digit sales growth in local currencies)
    • Over-proportional increase in EBIT, EBIT margin to reach 15% for the first time
  • Confirmation of 2023 strategic targets for sustainable, profitable growth
 

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22.07.2021 (569 Clicks)

Expansion of Boliden Odda and more Zinc with world-leading Climate Performance

Boliden has decided to invest in the expansion of Boliden Odda in Norway to an annual zinc production of 350 Ktonnes. The investment is for a total of EUR 700 m and will be completed at the end of 2024. The expansion means that the production of zinc with world-leading climate performance will almost double.

 

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21.07.2021 (437 Clicks)

Nornickel Produces First Batch of Certified Carbon-Neutral Nickel

Nornickel, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, headed by Vladimir Potanin, has produced its first batch of certified carbon-neutral nickel, which will be shipped to customers. 

 

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20.07.2021 (418 Clicks)

Pair of Crossover TBMs completes Triple Tunnel Drives in Mumbai

Robbins XRE TBMs cross the Finish Line in Massive Metro Project

 

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20.07.2021 (823 Clicks)

Fugro awarded geotechnical Contract for Landmark La Gan Offshore Wind Farm in Vietnam

La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation (La Gan Wind), owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro. The award is part of CIP’s development plan for the La Gan offshore wind project in Vietnam which, with a potential capacity of 3.5 GW, will be one of the first large-scale offshore wind farms in Vietnam.

 

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20.07.2021 (451 Clicks)

Europe floods: 'We must learn lessons from this tragedy''

Professor Hannah Cloke is one of a number of University of Reading scientists researching global flood forecasting and supporting advance warnings to help countries and organisations around the world to prepare for flooding events.

 

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17. October 2022 (380 Clicks)

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13.04.2022 (645 Clicks)

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25.03.2022 (602 Clicks)

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23.05.2022 (587 Clicks)

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09.06.2022 (569 Clicks)

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