Wintershall Dea: Hydrogen from natural gas instrumental in decarbonisation of energy

first_imgHydrogen is supposed to play a key role in the decarbonisation of the energy system – but only if it is harvested from renewable energies, that is according to the German government’s draft National Hydrogen Strategy (NHS). “If we want to ensure the rapid development of a functioning and viable hydrogen market we cannot leave any potential technologies on the shelf. Otherwise, we risk falling into a new subsidies trap, and thus the failure of the strategy. Market outlooks “The German government is losing sight of what the actual objective is. For our ambitious climate targets and hydrogen strategy to succeed, it is not so important whether the hydrogen comes from natural gas or renewables: what is important is that its production is climate-neutral”, points out Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall Dea, with regard to the draft strategy at the SPD Economic Forum, in which more than 500 listeners participated. Wintershall Dea has called for the National Hydrogen Strategy to be open to all technologies. While other countries such as the Netherlands and Japan are forging ahead, Germany runs the risk of missing out – instead of playing a leading role in the global hydrogen market, Wintershall Dea pointed out. In other news related to the development of the hydrogen market, DEME Offshore has joined the team behind the PosHYdon project, which aims to integrate the offshore wind, offshore gas, and offshore hydrogen as part of the first offshore green hydrogen plant in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. “We need an approach that is open to all technologies, one that considers all climate-friendly hydrogen production methods”, Mehren continued. Subsidies trap Categories: Thanks to its considerable price and volume advantages, decarbonised blue and turquoise hydrogen from natural gas can make up for the shortfalls in renewables capacities and accelerate the much-needed development of the hydrogen market. Hydrogen on oil and gas industry’s decarbonisation horizoncenter_img Posted: 4 months ago After all, renewable hydrogen will also benefit from a functioning market, the German company concluded. Mehren emphasized the company’s commitment and support of the German government’s climate targets and concluded: “Hence, we wish to play a key role in the decarbonisation of our energy system. And we firmly believe that hydrogen from natural gas will be instrumental in achieving this“. As reported by DNV GL, carbon-free hydrogen production, transmission, and distribution are now widely recognized as central components to the oil and gas industry’s decarbonisation efforts. Posted: 4 months ago The publication of the National Hydrogen Strategy has been delayed for months. On top of that, Wintershall Dea pointed out that the hasty decision to limit it to green hydrogen – the one produced from renewable energy – doesn’t help anyone because at the moment hydrogen cannot be produced from renewables competitively or in sufficient quantities. Wintershall Dea is currently conducting research together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) into the CO2-free industrial production of turquoise hydrogen from natural gas. The PosHYdon pilot is an initiative of Nexstep, the Dutch association for decommissioning and reuse, and TNO, the Dutch organisation for applied scientific research, in collaboration with the industry. German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea believes that hydrogen from natural gas will be instrumental in the decarbonisation of energy system and that the much-needed hydrogen market will not succeed without natural gas. According to DNV GL’s recent report, named Heading for Hydrogen, while hydrogen gas produced from renewable energy – so-called ‘green hydrogen’ – is the industry’s ultimate destination, analysis shows that the sector can only realistically scale up to large volumes and infrastructure with carbon-free hydrogen produced from fossil fuels combined with CCS technology, or what is known as ‘blue hydrogen’.last_img read more

Sports Committee elected in Petite Savanne.

first_img Share Tweet NewsRegional Sports Committee elected in Petite Savanne. by: – April 27, 2011 Share 14 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! The Petite Savanne Community last night elected members to serve on its Sports Committee to manage and organize the promotion of sports in the village.To serve on the committee are:Claudius Lestrade – PresidentOrdel Hamilton – Vice PresidentShanon Liverpool  – SecretaryMichael Moses  – TreasurerElias Baron  – Asst. Secretary/Treasurer Derrick Samuel   –   P.R.OCommittee Members:Vanson BedministerSherman AntoineRoyston FrancisA representative from the village council and the district sports officer will complete the executive.The committee’s immediate task is to mobilize sports persons to form in the various teams that will represent the village in the southern district sports festival, organized by the Sports Division, scheduled for the Geneva playing field on Sunday May 15, 2011.By: Abraham BrowneSports Officer South Sharelast_img read more

Ben William McAdams Sr.

first_imgSurviving are his wife of 59 years, Joy (Blasdel) McAdams of Aurora, IN; Daughters, Lauri McAdams Eckstein of Lawrenceburg, IN, Amanda (Kelly) McAdams of Aurora, IN; Grandchildren, Kelly McAdams, Misty Eckstein Bonnlander, TC Eckstein, Brittany McAdams, Mackenzie McAdams, Neysa Hart, Irene Dornbach, and 13 Great Grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his Father, William F. McAdams, Mother, Irene T. Withered McAdams, and son, Ben William “Billy” McAdams, Jr..Friends will be received Wednesday, December 27, 2017, with visitation from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, 215 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church at 2:00 pm, following visitation, with Rev. Dana Bruce Stout officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora or Shriners Children’s Hospital. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: Ben William McAdams Sr., of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on December 22, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital.He was born May 18, 1927 in Aurora, IN, son of the late William F. McAdams and Irene T. Withered McAdams.He served his country as a member of the United States Army during WWII.In his younger years, Ben helped his dad with plastering and construction work. He worked in the maintenance department at I&M power plant for over 25 years. He also did home repairs and sold cars for a local dealership. He was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora. Ben was strong in his faith and knew the Bible, of which he had several favorite Bible verses. Ben wrote poetry and had a natural flare for art, and often drew illustrations with his poetry. He enjoyed playing the piano, dabbling in antiques, and going to flea markets. He is a member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge. Ben enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. He will be missed by his family, friends, and church community.last_img read more

2020 IMCA point season ends on Sunday, Sept. 27

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The 2020 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season will end on Sun­day, Sept. 27. Final points races will be held that day for sanctioned Modifieds, Late Models, RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods, Southern SportMods and Sport Com­pacts.  Questions about IMCA point totals and standings should be directed to Virginia Lindsey, director of membership and points, at or by calling 319 472-2201, ext. 215. Bonus points will be figured and national and regional champi­ons and rook­ies of the year announced as soon as possi­ble. Local track officials have until noon Central Standard Time on Monday, Oct. 26 to notify IMCA of corrections that affect their top 15 point stand­ings before all standings for those divisions become official. last_img read more

Ireland warm-up game rained off

first_imgIreland’s World Twenty20 qualifier warm-up match against Oman was abandoned with no result on Tuesday due to persistent rain at Stormont. Oman were bowled out for 91 in 18.5 overs with Alex Cusack and George Dockrell leading the Irish attack with three wickets apiece. But the weather put paid to any prospect of an Irish response and further play was finally ruled out at shortly after 4pm. Press Associationlast_img

Trojans need to order up blitzes

first_imgIt’s been a couple of weeks since I could write that USC won, but Saturday’s 38-17 beatdown of Arizona State finally allows me to be optimistic. The Trojans now sit at 7-3 and can win the Pac-12 South with a victory against UCLA next weekend at the Rose Bowl.Under pressure · Sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard, who ranks second in tackles on USC with 67, registered his second sack of the season Saturday against Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly and his first since the Colorado game. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanYeah, USC put up 38 points. Sophomore wideout Marqise Lee had his typical 80-yard touchdown grab to go with a couple of long gains on sweeps. But it was the defense — the very defense I belittled last week — that impressed me.I couldn’t really figure out what it was about what Monte Kiffin’s group did that was out of the ordinary. Most of the same players were in there: senior safety T.J. McDonald, junior cornerback Nickell Robey and senior defensive end Wes Horton all played their normal amounts.I was stumped until I realized after the second or third sack that USC was blitzing much more than usual.For the first time in what seemed like years, an opposing quarterback was forced to scramble for his life to avoid getting absolutely smacked.It has been fairly well chronicled that in their three losses in 2012, the Trojans were largely unable to get pressure on opposing signal callers. And that was made most obvious against Arizona and Oregon, whose up-tempo spread offenses took advantage of quick passes and strong offensive lines to thwart a struggling USC secondary.But Saturday proved to be a different story. Sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard applied pressure. Sophomore Dion Bailey did, too. Linebackers and defensive backs were flying around the offensive backfield, making plays on Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly that led to three interceptions, two of which came in the fourth quarter. For the first time all season, the Trojans held a spread offense to under 30 points.Is it possible the Trojans have figured it out?Have they realized that the key to beating the spread offense isn’t to sit back and give them small receptions, but to be aggressive and force the offense into mistakes? It certainly seems that way. And it’s a good thing, too. Because, as the cliche goes, there is no rest for the weary.The Bruins run a spread offense and do a pretty decent job of doing so. They feature running back Johnathan Franklin, whose 1,270 rushing yards lead the conference, and a freshman quarterback named Brett Hundley who is rewriting UCLA record books. UCLA averages 37 points per game and, if not handled properly, could give a beleaguered USC defense problems.The following week, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame come to town. No, their offense isn’t exactly striking fear into the hearts of opponents currently, as they have been held to 21 points or less in six of their 10 contests and average a mediocre 26.7 points per game. But nonetheless, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly also runs a version of the spread offense and they feature a mobile quarterback who can make things happen in Everett Golson.With these spread offense teams coming up, maybe some blitzes from Monte and Co. wouldn’t be such an awful idea. It sure seemed to work against the Sun Devils on Saturday. Kelly looked flustered during the latter portions of the game and Arizona  State couldn’t find any sort of rhythm in the second half of the game because of the pressure.Because the spread offense relies heavily on the quarterback, it is crucial to apply pressure by whatever means necessary. Clearly, the front four weren’t doing it against Arizona and Oregon; Matt Scott and Marcus Mariota moved around and gave themselves time to throw. But when rushed, quarterbacks make mistakes. Interceptions are thrown. Fumbles happen. Generally speaking, putting pressure on an opposing quarterback is always a good thing.Clearly, the team had success blitzing the spread offense against the Sun Devils. Why not do it against UCLA and Notre Dame, too? Base defenses weren’t working against other spread offenses. They might as well give it a shot. And if things go well and the Trojans win next week, they’ll likely get to blitz another spread offense in the Pac-12 title game: Oregon.Who knows? Maybe with pressure on him, Mariota doesn’t throw four touchdowns. Maybe the Ducks make some mistakes. Anything is possible when an offense is disturbed from its normal rhythm. And that is exactly what USC has to do from here on out against these spread offenses: force them to be faster than they want to be, no matter how fast they normally are.If the Trojans can pressure their next few opponents like they did Arizona State, they will win out. I can almost guarantee it. Whether they decide to do that, however, won’t be known until game day against the Bruins.One thing is certain, though: With both teams winning this weekend, Saturday’s matchup with UCLA just became more intriguing than anyone would’ve anticipated before the season began. “Goal Line Stand” runs Mondays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit or email Michael at read more

Trojans ready for season opener without Cruz

first_imgThe USC baseball team figured to have its hands full when opening the season Friday night against No. 23 Cal State Fullerton.Early challenges · Senior second baseman Adam Landecker has stepped up his leadership in light of head coach Frank Cruz’s firing. — Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanComing off what was the worst season in the worst 10-year stretch in the history of the storied program, the team and the coaching staff knew significant improvements would be needed. Anything close to a repeat of last season’s dismal 23-32 campaign, including a 7-21 conference record, would probably be enough to cause wholesale changes throughout the program.Turns out, some of those changes happened quite a bit sooner than expected.USC Athletic Director Pat Haden “terminated” head coach Frank Cruz on Wednesday, less than a week after suspending him for violating NCAA Countable Athletically Related Activities (CARA) rules, which regulate the amount of hours a team can practice under the direction or supervision of its coaches.“Adhering to all NCAA rules is paramount for each one of our coaches, student-athletes and staff members,” Haden said Wednesday in a statement. “Those who knowingly break NCAA rules are subject to termination.”Associate head coach Dan Hubbs has been promoted to head coach. Hubbs, a former player at USC, is in his second season with the program, having served as the pitching coach at Cal for 12 years before returning to his alma mater.“It’s bittersweet,” Hubbs said of his promotion. “Obviously coming back to my alma mater and being the coach here is sort of the dream. But Frank Cruz is a friend, and he gave me the opportunity to come back here. And it’s tough to see this happen to a friend.”Hubbs and the team were informed of the decision by Haden and the rest of the athletic department brass — including Steve Lopes, Mark Jackson and J.K. McKay — just prior to practice on Wednesday. And all involved seem to be taking the situation in stride.Cruz posted a statement on his Twitter on Wednesday night, saying “I want to thank USC for the opportunity to coach such a storied program. All of my efforts were aimed at returning USC to greatness, both on and off the field. The Trojan family deserves and demands nothing less. I am responsible for recording all practice hours and for the required compliance. Any oversight was unintended. I thank the USC family, USC Athletics, alumni, players & parents for an extraordinary experience and I wish the team & our recruits success.”As for the team, the loss of the head coach two days before the season opener is jarring. But the resolution is something everyone values.“Whatever happened, I’m just glad we can put it all behind us and move forward,” junior catcher Jake Hernandez said. “We’re all just excited to play ball.”Neither the players nor the coaching staff expects much to change with Cruz’s departure.“We’ve got a really together group of guys here,” fifth-year senior outfielder Greg Zebrack said. “When I first started here, we had a lot of high-profile players and top draft picks, and we don’t really have that anymore. But that makes for more of a team.”That sentiment is echoed by all involved, including Hubbs.“We’ve had some guys really step up as leaders throughout all this,” Hubbs said. “We’re a coach down right now, and so it’s going to be up to some of the older guys to help out a bit more in practice.”Hubbs specified senior second baseman Adam Landecker and junior shortstop James Roberts — both entering their third year as starters — as players who he has seen doing just that.“We’ve got a really youthful team,” Hubbs said. “Especially on the mound.”Junior pitcher Bobby Wheatley, who has pitched just 38 2/3 innings in his college career, is currently tapped as the Friday night starter. Sophomore pitcher Wyatt Strahan and his 26 1/3 innings of experience is set to start on Saturday, while true freshman pitcher  Kyle Twomey is slated for Sunday.The starting catcher is sophomore Garrett Stubbs, while sophomore Dante Flores is set to start at first base. In the outfield, the Trojans will start a pair of true freshmen in Turner Clouse and Timmy Robinson.“We’ve got some promise,” Hubbs said. “If we play well, we have a very good chance to beat anybody. But we have to play well and we have to execute. Because it will be tough for us to grind out wins when we’re not.”last_img read more

Babers talks baby food, mental mistakes at Monday press conference

first_img Comments “We need to get better obviously, handling those emotional swings.” SU head coach Dino Babers said on Monday. “From not letting deep balls over our heads, we had some runs that were busted, guys not fitting the right gap from a defensive standpoint. Offensively way too many drops.”On a 3rd-and-2 in Western Michigan territory, redshirt freshman quarterback Tommy Devito tripped out of the snap under center and stumbled to the ground. The play resulted in an SU punt.On the ensuing Western Michigan possession, receiver D’Wayne Eskridge beat both Scoop Bradshaw and freshman Andre Cisco, the lone safety at the top of the defense, on a deep post route for a touchdown.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It normally takes (the freshmen) about three to five games,” Babers said. “They should really settle into the speed of the game and they should be able to produce and help us. But you got to continue (to) feed them. Like baby food, you got to give them that baby food before they start eating table food.”In all, DeVito finished 4-for-9 for 42 yards and was sacked twice. The team didn’t score with him in the game. When asked if he played DeVito with Dungey’s long-term health in mind, Babers said he just wanted to see what DeVito would do.“Tommy messed up on a bunch of stuff and there was other stuff he did really good,” Babers said. “He was just like Andre Cisco. He was just like Trill Williams. He was just like all the other freshman.”Other notes from Monday’s press conference:Babers on newly named starting kicker Andre Szmyt: “He just kind of came out of nowhere the last two weeks. We just kept watching him and watching him and it was like ‘Hey, has he missed in the last two or three days? I don’t think so.’”Evan Adams, who started at right guard against WMU, will miss the first half of the game against Wagner due to an ejection last Friday night. “I’m not mad at him,” Babers said. “We’re going to protect our quarterback. You’re not going to take shots on our quarterback and that’s just the way it goes.” After entering the half with a 34-7 lead over Western Michigan on Friday night, Syracuse collapsed in the third quarter, allowing 28 points and 336 yards.Western Michigan’s offensive explosion came from the ground and the air but was largely a product of Syracuse’s defensive mishaps. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 3, 2018 at 12:55 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44last_img read more

Premier League Review: Sterling hat trick gives Man City stunning start, Burnley and Brighton impress

first_imgSubstitute Billy Sharp finished off a goalmouth scramble with two minutes remaining to earn newly promoted Sheffield United a 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth.Chris Mepham had earlier put the hosts in front when he converted a close-range rebound, but Sharp ensured the Blades got something from their first Premier League game since 2007.There was also a draw as Crystal Palace held Everton at Selhurst Park, with the visitors having Morgan Schneiderlin sent off with 14 minutes remaining.The midfielder picked up a second yellow card for a high foot Luka Milivojevic, while Wilfried Zaha — who reluctantly had to stay at Palace having been heavily pursued by Everton in the transfer window — played the last 25 minutes after coming off the bench.#CPFC | #CRYEVE— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 10, 2019 Saturday’s top-flight action also saw Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion cruise to victories over Southampton and Watford respectively.Crystal Palace and 10-man Everton played out a goalless draw, while Sheffield United grabbed a late equalizer to claim a point at Bournemouth.FULL-TIME AFC Bournemouth 1-1 Sheff UtdBilly Sharp’s late goal earns the Blades a share of the spoils after Chris Mepham’s opener#BOUSHU— Premier League (@premierleague) August 10, 2019In the last game of the day, Tottenham scored three times in the final 17 minutes to complete a dramatic 3-1 comeback victory at home to Aston Villa.STERLING GIVES CITY IDEAL STARTSterling’s treble inspired a five-goal away win as City commenced its quest for a third straight league crown. The England star’s goals all came in the second half after Gabriel Jesus prodded the champions ahead in the 25th minute of a one-sided affair.Sterling’s well-worked first goal came six minutes after halftime and though a VAR review found he was offside before Jesus tapped in, City did get its third when he struck 15 minutes from time.The former Liverpool player could have added the third from the spot after Issa Diop fouled the excellent Riyad Mahrez but he gifted the penalty to Sergio Aguero. The substitute’s initial attempt was saved before he converted a re-take due to VAR showing Declan Rice encroached before clearing the rebound.Sterling was not to be denied the match ball, though, as he raced clean through to convert a pass from Mahrez in added time.8 – Raheem Sterling is the eighth player to score a hat-trick on the opening weekend of a Premier League season, and the first since Didier Drogba in 2010-11. Treble. #WHUMCI— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 10, 2019NDOMBELE, KANE STAR IN SPURS LATE SHOWTanguy Ndombele scored a sensational debut goal and Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham came from behind to thrillingly deny Villa as Dean Smith’s side made its Premier League return.John McGinn’s ninth-minute goal for the visitors seemed set to mark the occasion in style as Champions League finalists Spurs — playing without the benched Christian Eriksen for over an hour — struggled to create chances.Eriksen’s introduction sparked urgency into Tottenham’s attack and, after Tom Heaton had made a fantastic stop to deny Davinson Sanchez, Ndombele curled in a brilliant equalizer.Another terrific Heaton stop kept Eriksen at bay and with five minutes left the match was still level, as Spurs sought to follow Liverpool and City by starting with three points.But Villa’s resistance was ended when Kane capitalized on a mistake from Jack Grealish before excellently tucking in another from Moussa Sissoko’s assist in the last minute, adding gloss to a hard-fought win.  FULL-TIME: A superb second-half display as we come from behind to take a deserved three points on the opening day!#THFC 3-1 #AVFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 10, 2019MISERABLE STARTS FOR SAINTS AND WATFORDAshley Barnes’ double was key as Burnley scored three times in the space of 12 second-half minutes to stun Southampton 3-0 at Turf Moor, Johann Gudmundsson’s impressive solo goal putting the icing on the cake.New signing Neal Maupay, who arrived for a reported £20 million ($24 million), scored in his debut to help Brighton defeat Watford by the same scoreline at Vicarage Road.The former Brentford striker followed fellow substitute Florin Andone by netting in the second half, Abdoulaye Doucoure’s dreadful own goal after 28 minutes having set Graham Potter’s new side on its way.FULL TIME: Burnley 3 – 0 SouthamptonThe Clarets are off to a winning start, with a brace from Ashley Barnes and a delightful Johann Berg Gudmundsson strike.— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 10, 2019SHARP GRABS LATE POINT FOR BLADES Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City made a stunning start to the defense of its Premier League title by hammering West Ham 5-0 Saturday.City watched last season’s runner-up Liverpool romp to a 4-1 win over Norwich City on Friday and answered with an emphatic triumph of its own.last_img read more