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Nouryon wins grant for green hydrogen project

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A consortium comprising of Nouryon, Gasunie and four other partners will receive an €11 million European grant towards their proposed green hydrogen project in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The project is aimed at cutting carbon emissions as part of the transition to a more sustainable, circular economy, the companies have said.

The funding has been granted by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU), a partnership of the European Commission and industry that supports the development of innovative hydrogen technologies. The 20 MW electrolyser is to be owned and operated by Nouryon and Gasunie.

As partners in the project, McPhy will provide its alkaline electrolysis technology to convert renewable electricity into 3000 tpy of green hydrogen. BioMCN will combine the hydrogen with CO2 from other processes to produce renewable methanol, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 27 000 tpy. DeNora will provide the electrodes and Hinicio will be the sustainable energy consultant.

Nouryon and Gasunie plan to take a final investment decision for the plant in 2020. In a project with another group of partners, the two companies are studying options to increase the plant's electrolyser capacity from 20 MW to 60 MW to make green hydrogen a sustainable jet fuel.

The project is also supported by an additional €5 million in subsidies from Waddenfonds, a fund that invests in projects in the northern Netherlands.

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