Airbus signs green hydrogen MOU

FFI, Airbus sign green hydrogen MOU

Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has signed a deal with Airbus for the development of hydrogen-powered aeroplanes.  This memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a research and development partnership to investigate the viability of deploying a green hydrogen-based aircraft by 2035.  The MOU was signed in Toulouse, France, after Forrest jetted over to the city …
construction begins on GEM

Construction commences on Gladstone electrolyser facility

Construction of the world’s largest electrolyser facility has commenced in Gladstone, Queensland, in collaboration with Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), According to FFI, the Green Energy Manufacturing Center (GEM) is set to become a major pollution-free green hydrogen manufacturing hub.  Stage one of the project will be the construction of the $114 million electrolyser facility, which …
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FFI buys stakes in Sparc

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has acquired a minority stake in hydrogen tech company Sparc Technologies, to develop and commercialise next-generation green hydrogen technology. South Australian company Sparc is researching technology which could see green hydrogen produced using only sunlight and water (photocatalytic water splitting coupled with solar radiation), instead of renewable energy and electrolysis. The …
Covestro, FFI sign MOU

FFI, Covestro sign hydrogen supply agreement

Andrew Forrest’s green venture Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has entered into a longterm agreement with German polymer supplier Covestro for the supply of green hydrogen and its derivatives, including green ammonia.  According to the memorandum of understanding (MOU), FFI and Covestro will formalise an agreement under which FFI will supply Covestro with the equivalent of …
marsden point oil refinery

FFI, RNZ sign MOU for hydrogen potential at Marsden Point

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is investigating repurposing New Zealand’s Marsden Point oil refinery for the production of green hydrogen and green hydrogen products.  The Marsden Point Oil Refinery, operated by Refining NZ (RNZ), confirmed its decision to close productions in November 2021, projecting its shutdown for April 2022.  The RNZ board signed off on the …
New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

The proposed Santos, Oil Search merged entity will see a new senior management team. Former AGL CEO Brett Redman has been appointed CEO of Transgrid, and FFI is expanding its scope to North America, with Paul Browning to head the team. The following appointments have been made: Senior management, Santos, Oil Search merged entity: The …