Underground hydrogen storage for a 1 MW electrolyser in France – pv magazine International

Elsewhere, several hydrogen projects have been announced in Norway, Germany, India, China and the UK. Royal Dutch Shell has started hydrogen electricity electrolyser operations in China and Germany’s Linde Engineering has signed a contract to build a green hydrogen demonstration plant in Norway. Additionally, Green Hydrogen Systems has signed a supply agreement with Edinburgh-based Logan Energy to supply electrolysis equipment for a project in England.

The HyPSTER project based in Etrez, which aims to develop underground storage of green hydrogen in a salt cavern in Ain, will begin construction of the 1 MW PEM electrolyser in early 2022 to then produce green hydrogen from photovoltaic and hydraulic energy local from 2023. project should have a production capacity of around 400 kilograms of green hydrogen per day, which will be stored in a salt cavern on the site currently used for the storage of natural gas. The initial storage capacity will be 2 to 3 tons of green hydrogen, but could eventually reach nearly 44 tons by mobilizing the entire capacity of the site.

Yara based in Oslo and Linde Engineering in Germany has signed a contract for the construction and delivery of a green hydrogen demonstration plant at Yara’s ammonia production plant at Herøya Industripark in Porsgrunn, Norway. “The project, which is supported by a NOK 283 million (€28.3 million) grant from Enova (announced in December 2021), will demonstrate that ammonia produced from renewable energy can reduce the impact of carbon dioxide in fertilizer production,” the company wrote. Friday. This will be the second 24 MW PEM smelter designed and built by Linde Engineering; the first is under construction at the Leuna chemical complex in Germany. The project aims to deliver the first green ammonia products as early as mid-2023. The plant would have an annual capacity of approximately 10,000 kg/day of hydrogen.

Hyon, an Oslo-based maritime hydrogen bunkering solutions company whose majority owners are Nel, Norwegian Hydrogen and Saga Pure, completed a private placement of NOK 50 million, valuing the company at NOK 130 million (€13 million). The company intends to have its shares admitted to trading on Euronext Growth in the near future. “Hyon fills an important gap in the value chain, critical to making hydrogen a success in maritime applications, both domestically in Norway and beyond,” Nel CEO Jon commented last week. André Lokke.

Norwegian ship operator Torghatten Nord has signed a contract with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to operate hydrogen ferries between Bodø and Lofoten from 2025. Norghatten Nord will build two new hydrogen vessels and existing main natural gas (LNG) vessels delivered in 2012 will be upgraded to use low-emission vessels. solutions, the company wrote on Tuesday. Torghatten Nord argued that hydrogen ferries will have ripple effects on Norway’s hydrogen and maritime industries. The company sees significant opportunities for the shipyard and equipment industry.

energy company Royal Dutch Shell has started operations of the hydrogen electricity electrolyser in Zhangjiakou, China, a joint venture between Shell (China) and Zhangjiakou City Transport Construction Investment Holding Group, the Anglo-Dutch company wrote on Friday. The electrolyzer would provide about half of the total green hydrogen supply for fuel cell vehicles in the Zhangjiakou competition area during this year’s Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to start on Feb. 4. Shell should invest more in China’s hydrogen sector. “We see opportunities throughout the hydrogen supply chain in China, including its production, storage and shipment. We want to be the trusted partner of our customers from different sectors as we help them decarbonize in China,” commented Wael Sawan, Director of Integrated Solutions for Gas, Renewables and Power at Shell. The companies, which took 13 months to complete the project, plan to scale the hydrogen power electrolyzer up to 60 MW over the next two years. Using onshore wind power, the project will initially supply green hydrogen to power a fleet of more than 600 fuel cell vehicles in the Zhangjiakou competition area during the Winter Olympics. After that, hydrogen will be used for public and commercial transport in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Green hydrogen systems, a supplier of pressurized alkaline electrolyzers used in the on-site production of hydrogen from renewable electricity, has signed a supply agreement with Edinburgh-based Logan Energy to supply electrolysis equipment for a project in England. The order includes the supply of two electrolyzers with a combined capacity of 0.9 MW for the production of green hydrogen from renewable energies. “Manufactured by Green Hydrogen Systems and operated by Logan Energy, the electrolyzers will be deployed in a 40ft container as a complete green hydrogen plant as part of plans to develop a regional hydrogen economy in the Dorset, England,” Green Hydrogen Systems wrote on Tuesday. . When fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2022, the ordered electrolysers would have the capacity to deliver approximately 389 kg of green hydrogen per day.

Vertex Hydrogen, a new joint venture between Essar and Progressive Energy focused on hydrogen in the North West of England and North Wales, has outlined plans to build the world’s first low-carbon hydrogen production center of the UK as part of the government’s cluster sequencing process. “The hub, which will be built at Stanlow’s manufacturing complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, includes technology that will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to produce low-carbon hydrogen. CO2 emissions will be stored off Liverpool Bay,” the company wrote on Wednesday. Hydrogen produced by the HyNet low-carbon cluster will replace fossil fuels in industry, home heating and transport in North West England and North Wales. The Vertex hydrogen plant will go into production in 2026, generating more than 1 GW of hydrogen. Essar Stanlow’s waste fuel gases and natural gas will be converted by Vertex Hydrogen into hydrogen, with the carbon dioxide captured and safely stored by HyNet partner Eni, Vortex explained.

Welsh government provided funding to renewable energy installer and consultant Dulas to study the feasibility of hydrogen production in Wales using renewable energy sources. The four-month project, called HyFEAS, will include reviewing available technologies and assessing the technical and commercial feasibility of hydrogen production.

German hydrogen technology company H-TEC will supply Westnetz with two 1 MW electrolysis systems for the Green H2-Hub Haren project of CEC Haren GmbH & Co. KG in the town of Haren in Lower Saxony. The research and development project aims to enable the establishment of a decentralized hydrogen wind power plant. The green hydrogen produced on site will be stored for specific regional applications, mainly for the mobility sector and in rural areas, mainly for agriculture.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the introduction of House Bill 4, the Hydrogen Hub Development Act, which is expected to expand the clean energy economy in New Mexico. The legislation will create tax incentives for the generation, distribution, use, refueling, and low-carbon power generation facilities statewide. The New Mexico Finance Authority will provide financing options to develop regional hydrogen centers through the creation of public-private partnerships. New Mexico also wants to set a greenhouse gas emissions limit for any hydrogen and electricity generation facility seeking tax incentives. “Public and private sectors are investing billions of dollars to deploy low-carbon hydrogen, with report suggesting estimated global spending of $300 billion on hydrogen-related projects by 2030,” he said. wrote the governor’s office on Tuesday. According to AP, state lawmakers gave the package a cold reception. “A State House panel voted 6-4 to indefinitely postpone consideration of a bill that would provide grants, loans and tax breaks to a nascent hydrogen industry,” the agency wrote. press Thursday.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational EPC contractor, has teamed up with Norwegian company HydrogenPro to set up a joint venture in India for gigawatt-scale manufacturing of alkaline water electrolysers. The gigafab will serve the Indian market and also supply other territories. Using HydrogenPro’s new electrode technology, it is possible to increase the efficiency of its high-pressure alkaline electrolyzers by 14% to 93% of the theoretical maximum, the company said.

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