Friday, May 26, 2023


SOCAR signs MoU with Japan Bank for International Cooperation on decarbonisation projects

SOCAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the promotion of cooperation in the field of decarbonisation with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

World’s first two-way hydrogen production facility opens in Poland

A two-way hydrogen production installation of an electrolyser integrated with a combined heat and power plant, based on solid oxide cells, was opened in Elbląg, Poland on 17 May.

Energy Storage Coalition launched in Brussels

On 4 May 2023 the Energy Storage Coalition, a new organisation aimed at accelerating the decarbonisation of the European energy system by increasing the deployment of sustainable and clean energy storage solutions to support renewables, hosted its launch event,

EU gas representatives call for the recognition of CCU technologies in the Net Zero Industry Act

Several institutions representing the European gas industry have prepared a letter calling on the co-legislators to fully leverage the potential of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies in the Net Zero Industry Act.

‘No transformation without digitalisation,’ industry leaders discuss gaps in Poland’s digital energy sector

Poland today faces significant gaps in digitalising its energy sector, however, there is a ‘huge opportunity’ in turning this competitive tide, when looking at the country's leadership in the digitalisation of its finance sector, according to industry experts.

TAURON priorities smart grids and renewables in Strategic Research Agenda

Smart distribution, sustainable heating and green energy are among the priority areas for the Polish power company, Tauron, according to its recently updated Strategic Research Agenda, which was first released in 2018.

Aker BP and OMV to cooperate for carbon capture and storage

Aker BP and OMV (Norge) have entered into a collaboration agreement for carbon capture and storage and have been awarded a licence in accordance with the CO2 Storage Regulations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Estonia’s Eesti Energia invests 12 mln euros in research and development

Eesti Energia has invested 11.9 million euros in research and development in 2022, focusing on reducing the environmental footprint of its operations and developing smarter and more useful services for customers.

Gravitricity plans innovative energy storage at former Czech coal mine

Czech State enterprise DIAMO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish company Gravitricity for a pilot energy storage project in an old coal mine.

Enefit successfully demonstrates technologies to give new green life to oil shale and waste plastics

Enefit has successfully proven that a broad range of plastic types and compositions, even ones which are currently considered to be difficult to recycle through conventional means, can be utilised together with oil shale.

EIB doubles support to Czech fund Inven Capital to support innovative clean-tech start-ups

The EIB and Inven Capital have doubled up on strategic partnership, with the EIB committing a further 50 million euros to fund innovative clean-tech and decarbonisation start-ups.

The initial testing of Lithuania’s battery storage system was completed

The initial testing of the Energy Cells energy storage system that will strengthen Lithuania’s energy independence was completed.

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