18 September 2023 | Muriel Cozier

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In today's Daily Digest, Total Energies calls for supply of 500,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen, Danone is investing €50 million to expand its production of medical nutrition in Poland, and more.


Total Energies and Air Liquide have signed an agreement for the long-term supply of green and low carbon hydrogen to Total’s refining and petrochemical platform in Normandy. The project will reduce the site’s carbon dioxide emissions by up to 150,000 tonnes per year. The project will see 10,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen and up to 5,000 tonne per year of low carbon hydrogen delivered to the site starting in the second half of 2026.

The joint project between BASF, Sabic and Linde, to build the world’s first electrical steam cracker furnace, is nearing completion with the installation of the last transformers for the demonstration plant. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2023.

The UK government is inviting industry and consumers groups to provide input on increasing the volume of hydrogen used in the UK’s gas network. Following the consultation hydrogen blended into the existing gas networks could rise by up to 20%.

Total Energies has launched a call for tenders for the supply of 500,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen. The company will use the green hydrogen to replace the hydrogen currently used at its refineries and biorefineries located in Europe. The company said that the step would move it toward its objective of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions linked to its oil and gas operations.


Sabic has used the Battery Show North America 2023 to showcase its latest breakthroughs in advanced polymers and speciality engineering resins for potential use in electric vehicle batteries and energy storage systems.


Danone is investing €50 million to expand its production in Poland of medical nutrition. This will meet the needs of patients around the world.


The Director General of the Food and Agricultural Organization has said that innovations in science, and technology will play a crucial role in transforming agrifood systems so that they become more sustainable, resilient and efficient. He was speaking at the G77+China Summit in Havana.

Other News

The WEF has released a report calling on governments and businesses to take proactive steps to prepare for the effects of AI in the workplace. Jobs with a high degree of personal interaction or physical movement will be least impacted by AI, the WEF says.

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