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Kawasaki completes Kobe
LH2 terminal in Japan

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
completed the Kobe LH2 Terminal,
the world's first liquefied H2 receiving
terminal, in late January. Kawasaki built
the terminal for the CO2-free Hydrogen
Energy Supply-chain Technology
Research Association (HySTRA).
Operational testing has started at
the facility, which will be used for a
demonstration test in a NEDO-subsidized
project for an international H2 energy
supply chain to transport liquefied H2
from Australia to Japan.
The Kobe LH2 Terminal encompasses
a spherical liquefied H2 storage tank
with a capacity of 2,250 m3-the largest
of its kind in Japan-as well as other
equipment, including a loading arm
system specially designed for transferring
liquefied H2 between land-based facilities
and ships. The storage tank enables
stable, long-period storage of cryogenic
liquefied H2 reduced to a temperature of
-253°C and compressed to 1/800 its initial
volume. The tank features a double-shell,
vacuum-insulation structure, comprising
inner and outer shells with a vacuumsealed layer in between to prevent heat
transfer from the outside.
Kawasaki will utilize liquefied H2 storage
tank technologies developed through
this project to pursue larger-sized tanks
in the future, with the aim of realizing the
high-volume H2 transport technologies
necessary to achieve an H2 society.

KBR selected as technical
advisor for Korean H2 project
KBR Inc. will provide technical advisory
solutions to SK E&S for its H2 development
business in South Korea. SK Group
announced in late 2020 its plan to invest
in assets that will provide H2 as a nextgeneration, eco-friendly energy source.
Under the terms of the contract,
KBR will provide technical solutions
to support SK's plan to build a
30,000-metric-tpy liquefied H2 facility
and supply liquefied H2 to various
metropolitan areas in South Korea. The
initial phase of the project includes KBR
reviewing key licensor technologies.

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China's key energy production
base turns to H2
The Ningdong Energy and Chemical
Industry Base in northwest China's
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, one of
China's major energy production bases,
is eyeing opportunities in H2 energy
production. In September 2020, China
pledged to cap its CO2 emissions by 2030
and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
With long sunshine duration of
3,000 hr/yr, Ningdong boasts rich H2 and
solar resources for green H2 production
at a cost of less than $3/kg. With new
technologies, the base is expected
to save around 17 MMtpy of standard
coal, cutting CO2 emissions by more
than 30 MMtpy. By 2025, Ningdong's
production of green H2 is anticipated
to reach 200,000 t.

Japan to cut gasoline vehicles
by mid-2030s, boost H2 growth
Japan aims to eliminate gasolinepowered vehicles in the next 15 yr in a
plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions
and generate nearly $2 T/yr in green
growth by 2050. The green growth
strategy, targeting the H2 and automotive
industries, is meant as an action plan
to achieve the country's October 2020
pledge to eliminate carbon emissions on
a net basis by mid-century.
The government will offer tax
incentives and other financial support
to companies, targeting ¥90 T/yr ($870
B/yr, €715/yr) in additional economic
growth through green investment and
sales by 2030 and ¥190 T by 2050.
Japan aims to boost H2 consumption
to 3 MMt by 2030 and to approximately
20 MMt by 2050 from 200 t in 2017, in
areas such as power generation and
transportation. The strategy identifies
14 industries, such as offshore wind
and fuel ammonia, and targets the
installation of up to 45 GW of offshore
wind power by 2040.

South Australia launches
$240-MM H2 project
South Australia's plan to create a
green H2 export industry took a big step
forward with the late-2020 launch of a
world-leading, $240-MM H2 project. The
$240-MM demonstration phase of the
$240-MM H2U Eyre Peninsula Gateway
Hydrogen Project will see the installation
of a 75-MW electrolyzer near Whyalla,
capable of producing enough H2 to create
40,000 metric tpy of ammonia.

The project will be the largest green
ammonia plant in the world, with
targeted completion of late 2022. It will
help drive the development of emerging
markets for green H2 and green ammonia
and offer South Australia's abundant
solar and wind resources to support
decarbonization in the energy, industrial
and shipping sectors.

BayoTech, Cascadia partner for
H2 projects in U.S. Pacific NW

BayoTech Inc. has teamed up with
Cascadia Energy Technologies, a developer
of renewable energy projects with a
focus on zero-emissions transportation,
to identify opportunities for BayoTech's
onsite H2 generators throughout Oregon
and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
Oregon is among the first-mover
states that have signed statements of
intent to accelerate the transition to
zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty
vehicles, providing a growing market
for BayoTech's onsite H2 generation
technology. BayoTech's product line
is now commercially available with
gas as a service, allowing the company
to immediately support green power,
charging and fueling system projects
and proposals.

Thyssekrupp to engineer
electrolyzer for
Hydro-Québec in Canada
Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers'
Green Hydrogen product division was
awarded an engineering contract to install
an 88-MW electrolysis plant for Canadian
energy company Hydro-Québec, after
successfully completing a feasibility
study. Hydro-Québec is one of the largest
hydropower suppliers in North America.
The water electrolysis plant will be built
in Varennes, Québec and produce 11,100
metric tpy of green H2. Both the H2 and
the O2 byproduct will be used in a biofuel
plant to produce biofuels from residual
waste for the transportation sector. The
plant will be one of the world's first and
largest production facilities for green H2.
Commissioning is scheduled for late 2023.

CP announces H2-powered
locomotive project in Canada
Canadian Pacific (CP) plans to
develop North America's first line-haul
H2-powered locomotive. CP's Hydrogen


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