(BUSINESS WIRE) – CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and OCI N.V. today announced that both companies remain fully committed to pursuing a combination of CF with OCI’s European, North American and global distribution businesses due to its strong industrial logic, significant expected synergies and value creation potential for shareholders.
The companies are jointly evaluating options to address the impact of the notice by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued on November 19, 2015, on the previously-announced combination. This evaluation includes exploring alternative structures for the combination, such as using a parent company in The Netherlands rather than one in the United Kingdom, to accommodate the requirements of the Treasury notice. Any agreement with respect to such new structure will require the approval of each company’s board of directors and shareholders.
Source: CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?