Direct Air Capture – World’s largest facility goes into operation

Every year, the Swiss start-up Climeworks wants to suck up to 4,000 tonnes of CO2 directly from the air and deposit it underground. Orca, as the plant is called, went into operation on Iceland at the beginning of September. Orca consists of eight large containers that suck in CO2 with the help of fans and… Continue reading Direct Air Capture – World’s largest facility goes into operation

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Alongside the IAA Mobility in Munich, Global Energy Solutions held an event on 6th September on the global challenges in the field of energy and climate and possible contributions to solutions by the industry. The event was hosted by Linde GmbH. Among others, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, was… Continue reading Short news

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An unrealistic dream: Georg Brasseur on green energy self-sufficiency in Europe

Interview: How can the energy transition succeed? Georg Brasseur is an engineer and teaches at Graz University of Technology. His maxim: We need a technical vision of how the global energy transition can succeed at all. Using Europe as an example, he shows with simple calculations that neither green energy self-sufficiency is possible nor a… Continue reading An unrealistic dream: Georg Brasseur on green energy self-sufficiency in Europe

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Australia plans gigantic plant for renewable fuels

Large green hydrogen projects are planned not only in the MENA region. Now Australia is also getting on board. The announcement is not sparing with superlatives, the talk is of the world’s largest energy hub for renewable energy. The Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) is designed for 50 gigawatts and involves investments of 100 billion… Continue reading Australia plans gigantic plant for renewable fuels

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H2Giga: Electrolysers for hydrogen production on an industrial scale

H2Giga is one of the three hydrogen lead projects of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim is to support the series production of electrolysers for worldwide use. Until now, this technology has largely been produced by hand. H2Giga has now officially started. Leading manufacturers of electrolysers are involved in the project,… Continue reading H2Giga: Electrolysers for hydrogen production on an industrial scale

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The world’s first offshore production facility for green hydrogen is to be built in the Netherlands. Wind farms at sea supply large amounts of electricity. This will be used to produce green hydrogen, which will be fed into an existing pipeline system. The question of the best solutions for transporting hydrogen and its downstream products… Continue reading Short news

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Why the world’s largest oil producer relies on synthetic fuels

Matthias Braun is a consultant to Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer. In an interview with Global Energy Solutions, he explains Aramco’s interest in synthetic fuels. It is primarily customer-driven. The Chinese market is in first place. China is not only focusing on electromobility, but also on clean combustion engines. According to Matthias Braun,… Continue reading Why the world’s largest oil producer relies on synthetic fuels

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Climate Neutral Steel – New Proposal from GES

In a paper, Global Energy Solutions subjects the German strategy for future climate-neutral steel production to a reality check. The predominant process today is the so-called blast furnace route, using coke and coal. Steel produced in this way costs at least 390 euros per tonne. In order to produce climate-neutral steel, German policymakers are currently… Continue reading Climate Neutral Steel – New Proposal from GES

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Industrial CO2 cycles

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) has examined possible applications of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and use (CCU). The VDI takes a critical view of CCS, citing risks to the population. (The result for CCU, on the other hand, is unambiguous: “For a greenhouse gas-neutral future, the capture and material use… Continue reading Industrial CO2 cycles

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Franz Josef Radermacher of GES has signed two open letters to the EU Commission. The background is the EU’s Fit for 55 programme and the EU’s goal of climate neutrality in 2050. The first letter contains a plea for synthetic fuels. The second letter is about climate regulations in the transport sector. The airline Swiss… Continue reading News in brief

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