Ørsted to study using emissions-free wind generation to produce ‘green hydrogen’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Danish wind farm developer Ørsted aims to invest in pilot projects that will use wind power and other renewable energy sources to make hydrogen fuel, its chief executive said.Henrik Poulsen told Danish business daily Boersen that “green hydrogen,” which is made from renewable resources rather than fossil fuel, could be used to store energy and create a renewable power source to transform transport and industry.“We are ready to invest in pilot projects and are working on finding good pilot projects,” he said, adding “green hydrogen” was a “strategic extension of both offshore and onshore wind. It is still a technology in its very early stage, which has considerable challenges regarding how to handle it,” he said in the interview published on Thursday.Ørsted and two partners secured funding in August from the British government for a “green hydrogen” project.Hydrogen gas has long been seen as a potential alternative to fossil fuels as it emits water when burnt, not CO2, the greenhouse gas emitted by coal, oil and natural gas. But making hydrogen from water by electrolysis, using renewable power, requires large amounts of electricity.Ørsted, the world’s largest offshore wind farm developer, plans to invest $30 billion in green energy up to 2025 in efforts to be become a major renewable energy firm, leading a shift away from fossil fuels. [Nikolaj Skydsgaard]More: Orsted aims to invest in ‘green hydrogen’ pilot projects
“I totally respected his decision,” he told the Times. “Of course it was difficult, I felt we would turn things round, we had everything in place to do that. We were in a bad period, I understand that, but I felt so confident.” He added: ” I’d have liked to have been given time to turn it round, which I felt confident of doing, but I’ve nothing but respect and gratitude for that opportunity. It was a great opportunity in the highest and toughest league in the world and overall it was a success.” Monk feels that Swansea deserve credit for taking a chance on him initially, pointing out that he believes no other Premier League side would have done so. The 36-year-old is hungry for more, though, and is using his time to reflect and develop in readiness for another chance to manage at the highest level. “My only driving focus is on making sure that when that opportunity comes, I’m ready to go straight back in. I want to go back in at the highest level,” he said. Press Association Ex-Swansea boss Garry Monk remains grateful for being given the chance to manage in the Premier League and is looking for a swift return. Monk was appointed in May 2014 after a successful spell as temporary boss and led the club to an eighth-placed finish last year, but found it tougher this season. The campaign began in style with a draw at Chelsea and a victory over Manchester United, but a 3-0 defeat to Leicester earlier this month meant Swansea had won only one of 11 Premier League matches. With the Swans slipping down the table chairman Huw Jenkins chose to sack Monk last week, but he bears no grudges.
Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season in all competitions when they host Everton today.Less than 72 hours after a tricky Europa League game in Belarus, where they were unconvincing in a 1-0 win over BATE, the Blues return to league action as the only unbeaten team in Europe’s ‘Top Five’ leagues.Chelsea have impressed this season after a disappointing 2017/18, with new boss Maurizio Sarri keeping them within touching distance of leaders Manchester City. He has also been credited with the impressive start to the season for midfielder Ross Barkley, who will come up against his old side for the first time, if selected. “I don’t think it (the reception) will be the best,” Barkley said ahead of the game. “I’m not nervous, I’m excited to play against my former club and team-mates – I understand how some of them play, so that could be an advantage for me.“On the day I might get a few nerves as it will feel a bit strange. I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the staff there who I used to get on really well with.”Despite Everton’s bright start, questions have still been raised over the Toffees’ away form, having registered only one win on their travels to date.But manager Marco Silva pointed to the circumstances surrounding the side which had affected their early season on the road, and is confident they will pick up points away from Goodison Park.He said: “I don’t have doubts that we will improve to the end of the season. The first two away we played with 10 players and almost won.“After we played Arsenal and Manchester United. They were more effective than us. We had a very good win against Leicester and we were competitive in all of them. I am sure we will improve this form. I don’t have doubts about that.”Alvaro Morata, Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante are expected to start for Chelsea in today’s game.Morata, Alonso, Luiz and Rudiger were rested from the trip to Belarus, staying in London, while Kante was an unused substitute after receiving a late call-up due to Cesc Fabregas’ illness.Fabregas is a doubt for the Toffees game, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek may not feature after a back complaint which boss Sarri described as minorEverton forward Richarlison is a doubt for their trip to Stamford Bridge. The Brazil international, who rolled his ankle early in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Brighton but played the full duration and scored twice, will be assessed ahead of the match.With on-loan defender Kurt Zouma ineligible against his parent club, there could be a first Toffees start for fellow summer signing Yerry Mina. Phil Jagielka and James McCarthy are available, while Jonjoe Kenny is another doubt.Chelsea are unbeaten in 23 home Premier League games against Everton (W13 D10) since losing 0-1 in November 1994.In all competitions, Everton have won none of their last 28 visits to Stamford Bridge against Chelsea (D11 L17).Only one team has ever had a longer winless away run against an opponent in Premier League history than Everton’s current 23 against Chelsea – Spurs went 25 away games without a win at Stamford Bridge between 1993 and 2016.Chelsea are looking to remain unbeaten in their opening 12 games to a top-flight season for only the second time, also doing so in 2014-15 (unbeaten in first 14).If Chelsea avoid defeat here, Maurizio Sarri will set a new record for longest unbeaten start in the competition by a manager (12 games), overtaking Frank Clark’s 11 games in 1994.Coming into this matchday, no player has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (11 – 7 goals, 4 assists).Everton manager Marco Silva has lost all six of his away Premier League matches in London – no manager has a worse 100 per cent losing rate in London than Silva, with Nigel Pearson also losing six out of six in the capital; only one manager has lost his first seven Premier League away games in London (Mick McCarthy, who lost his first eight).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram