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Royal Dutch Shell and Norsk Hydro are looking into jointly producing hydrogen from renewable electricity in a push to decarbonise their own operations as well as supply heavy industry and transport customers, Hydro said on Tuesday.

"We are looking at potential locations where we both have operations and we have potential to use hydrogen in our existing facilities," Per Christian Eriksen, head of Hydro Havrand, told Reuters.

Hydrogen production could be placed in locations where Shell and Hydro both have relatively high gas consumption, and also where there is potential to deliver to a third-party market, for example refineries or other process industries that already use "grey" hydrogen made from non-renewable power, Eriksen said.



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Matt Chester on Nov 9, 2021

When we see headlines about predictions that some oil giants will be diminished/gone in a few decades while others may thrive, you have to think it's getting in on the ground floor of pivots like this will be one of the deciding factors

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Bob Meinetz on Nov 9, 2021

What pivot? Matt, there is absolutely no incentive for Shell, or any other oil company, to make hydrogen from renewable energy. Hydrogen has always been, and always will be, a vehicle to sell repurposed methane as a "green" fuel. A scam.

In their 160-year history oil companies have never sacrificed profits to protect the environment. The idea some epiphany has occurred in the boardrooms of petroleum giants now is insanity.

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