Special Project Supplement:
Schwarzheide opens its heart to carbon neutrality
BASF has set its sights on making its Schwarzheide production site one of its first carbon-neutral locations. The company recently modernised the power plant, replacing an existing gas turbine with a Siemens Energy SGT-800 and also installing a battery system for black-start capabilities. Junior Isles hears how carrying out the upgrade was somewhat akin to open-heart surgery.
Erdogan supports Putin’s call for Russian gas hub in Turkey
Turkey has not taken a side in the Ukraine war, portraying itself as a mediator in the conflict and maintaining its ties to the West and to Moscow, but new Russian-Turkey plans to create a gas hub in southeast Europe may not be the best way to project a neutral stance.
Renewable integration is key to decarbonising Asia
Curbing carbon emissions in Asia is key to achieving global climate goals. Black & Veatch’s Narsingh Chaudhary, outlines the key findings of a report that reveals what industry executives see as the main issues surrounding decarbonisation in the region .
Global shocks will not alter the direction of travel
Looking beyond today’s high energy prices to see what the longer-term energy future holds is difficult. DNV’s latest 'Energy Transition Outlook' assesses the short- and long-term effects of the shocks caused by the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Demonstrating the value of hydrogen
With pressure on carbon emissions and high gas prices, there has been much debate on whether gas turbines have a future. Many believe the answer lies in adapting these machines to run on clean hydrogen. TEI Times visited Siemens Energy’s Zero Emission Hydrogen Turbine Centre in Sweden, to hear the company’s views on the market and catch up on technology developments.
Final Word: Clouds can have silver linings
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Junior Isles, Editor-in-Chief