Renewable hydrogen costs “expected to plummet” by 2030 – here’s how

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Renewable hydrogen costs to plummet. Following in 2021 where renewable hydrogen emerged as a crucial lifeline for emissions, intensive industries facing growing pressures to de-carbonise, 2022 is set to mark an inflection point for hydrogen investment – where investment and production surge to new highs – provided governments get on board. New analysis from energy […]

Hydrogen start-up seeks funds to convert old coal generator to biomass

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Hydrogen start-up seeks funds to convert old coal generator to biomass. As featured in Renew Economy “New hydrogen developer Verdant Technologies is making a pitch to become one of Australia’s largest hydrogen producers after launching a $2 million pre-IPO capital raising to fund its plans to revive the closed Redbank coal fired Power Station, convert […]

Biomass power for the Hunter seen as positive step to tackle climate change

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“Hunter Energy Executive Forester, John Halkett, discusses biomass-based renewable energy in the Hunter Valley with The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon, MP for Hunter.“ THE conversion of the Redbank power station at Warkworth, NSW, near Singleton, to biomass energy will be a significant contributor to the Hunter Valley economy, says Joel Fitzgibbon, MP Hunter. Hunter Energy, the […]

Campaigns questioning the use of woody biomass for energy are missing key facts says IEA Bioenergy

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Some concurrent media campaigns and publications question the use of woody biomass for renewable energy production, but several of them misrepresent on-the-ground forestry practise and bioenergy systems. A common tactic is to associate the use of woody biomass for energy with overexploitation of forests, even permanent deforestation, and “the burning of trees”. In reality, forest […]

Biomass and baseload power: The reality of turning the electricity grid green

Biomass and baseload power

If ageing coal-fired and gas power stations are the ugly stepsisters of the electricity world, most renewables are the carriage that turns into a pumpkin after midnight (or as the sun goes down). We need more than hope and magic dust as we transition away from traditional fossil fuel generators to a new energy economy. […]