Daily News Summary: Statkraft and Skagerak Energi to Supply Green Hydrogen to Transporter in Norway


Here are some notable cleantech announcements of the day around the world:

Hydroelectric company Statkraft and Norwegian utility company Skagerak Energi were chosen for supply green hydrogen to a zero-emission bulk carrier. Set to be the world’s first hydrogen-powered cargo ship, the project is planned by construction materials company HeidelbergCement and Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjøpet. The concept is to replace containers with compressed hydrogen and is flexible so that it can be used both for transportation and for other purposes. The ship will carry grain from eastern Norway to western Norway and rocks and gravel on the way back and will sail using emission-free green hydrogen in combination with rotor sails. The project aims to reduce Norway’s carbon emissions.

SJVN Limited, a joint venture between the central government and the government of Himachal Pradesh, has reported total income of 32.13 billion yen (~ $ 432.43 million) for the fiscal year (FY) 2021, an increase of 4% from 30.95 billion yen (~ $ 416.54 million) in fiscal year 2019-2020. The company recorded energy sales of 24.34 billion yen (~ $ 327.58 million) from hydropower for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, down 8% from the 26 , 43 billion yen (approximately $ 355.71 million) for the previous corresponding year. Wind and solar sales were 512.8 million yen (~ $ 6.91 million), down 4% from 535 million yen (~ $ 7.2 million) for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

LNJ Bhilwara Group announced its entry into the lithium-ion battery market through its private promoters. The group has entered into a joint venture with Pune-based Replus Engitech to establish a 1 GWh plant for lithium-ion battery modules and packs, battery management systems, energy management systems and containerized battery energy solutions. The new Pune plant will be operational by mid-2022, with a capacity of 1 GWh in the first phase. The company aims to increase capacity to 5G Wh by 2024 in phase two. The products will adapt to large energy storage systems for the integration of renewables, micro-grids, utilities, railways, telecommunications and data centers, among others.

Renewable energy company Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, has ad signing of a strategic agreement with the Iraqi government develop solar photovoltaic projects in the country with a minimum total capacity of 2 GW. Masdar will generate solar power through projects in central and southern Iraq. Iraq is targeting 10 GW to 12 GW (20-25%) of energy from renewable sources.

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