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Germany’s Hydrogen Acceleration Act
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Approved by the national cabinet, the draft law aims to create a legal framework for rapid development and expansion of hydrogen infrastructure, including ammonia import and cracking facilities. Relevant planning, approval and procurement procedures will be simplified and digitalized where possible, and projects covered by the Act will also be considered in the “overriding public interest”, with some important caveats. Germany’s national cabinet also approved a CCS Act this month, aimed at decarbonising hard-to-abate industrial processes.

KIER unveils improved ammonia cracking system
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The Korea Institute of Energy Research has successfully demonstrated an upgraded version of its ammonia cracking system. The new system eliminates the use of LNG or LPG as reaction heat source and introduces a single-step process for hydrogen separation from the tail gas.

JERA’s new growth strategy: significant role for ammonia
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From near-zero volumes today, JERA has set its sights on being a “pioneer player” in the emerging global value chain for ammonia, handling 7 million tons every year by 2035. JERA is also aiming for 100% substitution of ammonia fuel in ultra-supercritical power stations in the 2040s, and to maintain currently low levels of NOX and SOX emissions from its power generating fleet.

Green Hydrogen Organisation backs blockchain, announces partnership with Trovio
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The Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and Trovio have announced a strategic partnership to develop a digital global registry for certification of hydrogen and its derivatives. The partnership will leverage CorTenX, Trovio’s blockchain-powered environmental asset registry. Trovio and GH2 believe this technology will promote transparency, traceability, and compliance in the certification space.