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“Attendant, is this plane flying on batteries? I’m 77% persuaded, then. Maybe 100% by...

As many as 82% of British passengers would be open now to flying on a hydrogen-powered plane, and 77% would consider flying on planes...

Radical! Plasma pair plot path to EfW prosperity

Wiltshire-based biofuel innovators ABSL and gasification specialists Hatch today went public over their alliance, tasked to deliver higher value products formed by converting home...

CCUS pilot puts Veolia in driving seat to synthesised clean fuels

Waste disposal firm Veolia has launched a ground-breaking feasibility study designed to make clean fuels from biogenic garbage. The company believes its new knowledge developed...

HyNet’s two blue hydrogen plants at Stanlow win planners’ approval

Backers of the UK’s leading HyNet cluster for industrial decarbonisation were celebrating today, after council planners approved plans for its first blue hydrogen plants,...

Green hydrogen scoops £2bn for industry projects, as pilot falters to convert homes

Energy ministry D-ESNZ has committed to back 11 projects making industrial use of green hydrogen with £2 billion over 15 years. In return for state...

AFC to debut world’s first ammonia-into-hydrogen pilot cracker

Fuel cell innovators AFC Energy have announced what they claim as the world’s biggest trial plant for producing low carbon hydrogen from ammonia. Weekly output...

The clean heat is on: Racks of data servers to render scores of thousands...

Data barns full of humming, heating computer servers are to be piloted as heat sources running district heat networks, energy ministry D-ESNZ confirmed today. Scores...

Green hydrogen offers up to £ 11 billion savings for UK plc, industrialists calculate

A new study backed by top manufacturers including Tata Steel, Air Products & Airbus has found nearly £11 billion of economic and environmental benefits...

Renewables firms turn up heat in Ohio and in Lithuania

Two UK-based innovators in the renewable energy space are stretching their wings, both westwards and eastwards. Oxford-headquartered Velocys, convertors of end-of-life plastics into sustainable aviation...

Steel city forges plan to swap gas for green hydrogen

Switching Sheffield’s world-renowned steel forges from gas to locally produced green hydrogen could cut CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, a government-funded study...

Hot and hotter! Pump startup seeks partner, deploying high temperature heat to industry

Industrial heat pump startup Futraheat has secured £689,000 from Innovate UK to develop and deploy a commercial heat pump to deliver low CO2, high...

Carlton’s & Schroders’ £200 m hydrogen bid glows green for gas’s prospects

A £ 200 million joint venture announced today in green hydrogen testifies to the low-carbon gas’ future as an industrial mainstay and low-carbon substitute. Developers...

Wrapped or open? BP chips in for portion of fuel innovator

Oil giant BP today boosted its portfolio of next-generation transport fuels, as it snapped up 30% of Green Biofuels Ltd (GBF), Britain’s leading supplier...

To Shetland & beyond: tidal power may make oxygen for islands’ space probes

Rockets from Shetland’s new SaxaVord Space Centre may be powered by locally produced green gases. Tidal power developer Nova Innovation is heading a consortium to...

Hydrogen genset firm GeoPura expands with £36m from GM & friends

Hydrogen-fuelled power makers GeoPura have secured £36 million in growth funds from heavyweight investors including Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital and the venture capital arm...

“Red & yellow & pink & green”; Ministers seek to sing hydrogen’s simpler rainbow

Standardising hydrogen’s often confusing palette of colours and sources is the government’s aim in its proposed new certification scheme, announced today. Verifying the sustainability of...
LC Energy: Got wood and boilers

Hello, Columbus: Velocys lifts clean wings towards the Americas

Increasingly globe-spanning aviation-fuel-from-waste provider Velocys is looking to the US and to US project engineers Bechtel Corporation for imminent expansion. A deal with Bechtel, the...

Government finds £102 million at Christmas to prime new nuclear & hydrogen

The Sunak administration today presented early gifts to investors in nuclear power and advanced hydrogen, finding parcels of £77 million and £25 million respectively...

Blue H2’s pipeline puffs to 16GW across UK and Norway, analysts find

Hydrogen’s "blue" variety scrubbed from oil and gas commands a 90:10 capacity lead over its electrolysed, cleaner “green” variant, in the UK and Norway,...
Rolls Royce's vision of how a small nuclear reactor might look. The report acknowledges Rolls Royce's support.

Mini-nukes among winners of £3.3 million more taxpayer cash

Research into advanced modular nuclear reactors is set to progress with a further £3.3 million of government grants. Latest funding for projects under D-BEIS’s Advanced...