IHS Markit says green hydrogen will be cost competitive by 2030 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The price penalty the industry pays on green hydrogen is set to fall over the next decade, according to a new study on hydrogen economics by IHS Markit.This year will likely be remembered as a turning point for hydrogen. Policymakers have prioritized a range of project announcements, reports, and legislative packages to give impetus to the development of this new energy carrier. Rapidly falling costs for hydrogen are also driving this wave of announcements.“Costs for producing green hydrogen have fallen 50% since 2015 and could be reduced by an additional 30% by 2025 due to the benefits of increased scale and more standardized manufacturing, among other factors,” said Simon Blakey, a senior adviser for global gas at IHS Markit.Green hydrogen produced via renewables-powered electrolysis is the preferred hydrogen fuel, as the splitting of water does not release any carbon into the atmosphere. The International Energy Agency (IEA) states that 1 kilogram of green hydrogen, containing about 33.3 kWh, comes in at €3.50 to €5, which is anywhere between €0.10/kWh and 0.15/kWh.Reforming methane from natural gas, meanwhile, releases carbon into the atmosphere, but is considerably cheaper. The IEA says that the natural gas-based form of hydrogen, grey hydrogen, costs €1.5/kg or €0.045/kWh. According to IHS Markit’s analysts that price delta is set to close over the next 10 years, due to economies of scale and renewable energy deployment.The rapidly falling costs of wind and solar have already had a considerable impact on the price development of green hydrogen. With mammoth projects underway or in development, additional price reductions in all required technologies can be expected. Australian renewable energy producer Austrom Hydrogen announced plans just a few weeks ago for a 3.6 GW solar-powered hydrogen facility in Queensland.[Marian Willuhn]More: Green hydrogen to reach price parity with grey hydrogen in 2030
WEST Demerara’s Oneka Fraser of District 3 has set a new record in the Teachers’ Over-40 discus throw. Her district will enter the final day of competition at the National Schools Championships safe in the knowledge that they have been putting up a sturdy defence of their title in the Teachers’ competition of the event. They ended the day in the lead with 214 points at the Guyana National Stadium.As their teachers continued to excel in the field and on the track, District 3 continued to rake in the points and enter today’s competition as the only district to pass the 200-point mark. Their nearest competitors, South Georgetown (District 13), have just 177 points, while following not too far behind are Bartica (District 7) with 153.5 points and North Georgetown (District 11) with 152 points.North West (District 1) have 143 points, closely challenged by East Georgetown (District 12), with 129 points and Upper Demerara/Kwakwani (District 10) with 101 points.With double digit points are Corentyne (District 6) 93 points, East Bank Demerara (District 14) 87 points, and East Coast Demerara (District 4) 56 points.In addition to Fraser who copped some of the big wins for District 3 were Kevin Paul in the sprints, and Alexander Clarke in the distances and Oneka Fraser out on the field.Fraser flung the discus 22.97m to erase the seven-year-old 22.44m record that Neibert Hale set in 2009. She outdid both Cindy Bourne (17.62m), and Nima Flue-Bess (17.11m).In the male teachers 21-30, Paul and Clarke took the sprint and distance doubles respectively. Paul yesterday clocked 23.5 seconds in the 200m to add to his win in the 100m on Wednesday.In the 200m, District 11’s Floyd Phillips celebrated second-place after clocking a time of 24.1 seconds, while Roy Haney picked up six points for District 10 when he ran 24.5 seconds for third.Clarke won the 1500m in a time of 5:14.8s surpassing the 5:15.0s that District 6’s Cleon Smartt clocked to gain second place. Another 30 seconds away Andrew Campbell finished in third.There was also the Teachers’ Over-40 200m, won by District 3’s Kharlyn Henry in a time of 35.6 seconds.
April 20, 2020 The Latest: German soccer wouldn’t harm healthcare workers Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.”He adds that “there will be no use by sportspeople of testing capacity which would be missed elsewhere.”No top league games have been played since March 11.The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players. That push is partly driven by fears that several clubs face financial collapse without TV and sponsorship money.German state and local officials could potentially veto games in their areas. Keller says unified rules for soccer around the country would help clubs “quickly and without bureaucracy.” ___Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been using some of his spare time in lockdown to teach British kids how to speak Spanish.The Argentina international has been signed up by the BBC as part of its home-schooling initiative while educational establishments are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.Aguero is teaching kids how to count in Spanish. His lessons became available on a day kids in Britain would have usually returned to school after the Easter holidays.Aguero says “it’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home.” Aguero hasn’t played a competitive match since March 8 because soccer is shut down in England and across most of the world during the outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6