Daily News Wrap-Up: L&T Partners With H2Carrier for Green Hydrogen Projects

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Here are some noteworthy cleantech developments from around the world

Mumbai-based hi-tech engineering company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Norway-based H2Carrier (H2C) to develop floating green ammonia projects for industrial-scale applications. H2C plans to build its P2XFloater — floating production unit for producing green ammonia — at yards in Asia. L&T will design, and fabricate the topside process and utility modules to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia, including electrolyzers, a nitrogen generation plant, and an ammonia synthesis unit.

Clearway Energy Group, a Hawaii-based independent power producer announced the commissioning of its 36 MW solar farm with 144 MWh of battery storage on Kamehameha Schools’ lands in Waiawa in Central O‘ahu of Hawaii. The site is expected to generate enough clean energy to power more than 7,600 homes each year. The project represents a $150 million investment on approximately 180 acres of land leased from Kamehameha Schools. The solar farm would generate clean electricity at about half the cost of fossil fuels and feed the entire O‘ahu grid, benefiting all island consumers. The battery system would store electricity to make it available after the sun goes down and when the demand for power peaks.

Tata Power announced a nationwide plan to set up approximately 25,000 electric vehicles (EV) charging points across India to support faster adoption of e-mobility over the next five years. The company’s EV charging initiatives are in line with the Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. Tata Power currently provides over 3,600 public/semi-public chargers and 23,500+ residential chargers. Many of these charging stations are also equipped with fast charging technology.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $42 million in funding for 12 projects to develop affordable and efficient EV batteries in America. The move is in support of President Biden’s goals to develop advanced technologies in America that will power the clean energy transition globally. Projects selected under the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) program aim to expand domestic EV adoption by developing batteries that last longer, charge faster, perform efficiently in freezing temperatures and have better overall range retention. Electrifying the transportation sector is critical to rapidly decarbonizing the American economy and eliminating heavy-emitting industries.

Supplier and distributor of transportation fuels Greenergy has agreed to form a logistics partnership with Octopus Hydrogen for the collection and delivery of green hydrogen. The “NanoSUN’ mobile refueling units will be transported by Greenergy, and allow delivery, storage, and dispensing of green hydrogen at Octopus Hydrogen’s customer sites. Octopus Hydrogen aims to tackle sectors that cannot be decarbonized easily through electrification, for example, heavy goods transportation, industrial applications, marine, and aviation. The first delivery was completed last month.