2021-04-13 18:00Press release

Mundus Nordic Green News – 13 April, 2021

Mundus Nordic Green News

Danish, Swedish and Finnish participate in 21 country hydrogen pipeline proposal

The European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative (EHB) presented an updated version of its vision for a dedicated hydrogen transport infrastructure across Europe. The Group proposes a hydrogen network of 39,700 km by 2040, connecting 21 European countries and costing tens of billions of Euros. The vision launched today follows an EHB report, published in July 2020, which described a network of 23,000 km covering ten countries. (Nordion, Gasgrid Finland)

Ørsted searching for land-based renewables projects

According to CEO Mads Nipper, Ørsted needs land based projects in Europe. "Offshore, there is such a long runway that we are spending more effort on saying where we should be in nine years by 2030. Onshore has a shorter runway, but our onshore target should be higher.” (Energi Watch)

Morrow Batteries establishes Innovation Centre and pilot plant

Morrow Batteries has decided to build its Innovation Centre in Grimstad in Norway, and its pilot plant in Arendal. At the Innovation Centre, Morrow will develop and commercialize new battery technology. The company is already working on several technological battery platforms, such as the proprietary lithium-sulphur battery technology and cobalt-free, LNMO cathodes that partner Haldor Topsøe is developing. Construction is expected to start later this year. (Teknologia)

SaltX secures new industrial pilot project

SaltX Technology has signed a MoU agreement with Luleå Energi, LuleKraft and Swerim, the Swedish metal industry's research institute, to build a pilot plant of 1 MW and 15 MWh, which uses nanocoated salt to store thermal energy. The purpose of the project is to explore how SaltX energy storage, EnerStore works in a real industrial environment and to be able to demonstrate how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of fossil fuels in manufacturing industries. The pilot plant is planned to be built in Luleå  and will be charged with residual gas / heat from nearby industry. (press release)


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