The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) under the Danish Energy Agency has decided to support the H2RES project.
Together with partners Everfuel Europe A/S, NEL Hydrogen A/S, GreenHydrogen A/S, DSV Panalpina A/S, Hydrogen Denmark and Energinet Elsystemansvar A/S, Ørsted has received funding of DKK34.6 million for the construction of a 2 MW electrolysis plant with appurtenant hydrogen storage. The plant will use electricity from offshore wind turbines to produce renewable hydrogen for buses, lorries and potentially taxis.
Hydrogen is widely used in heavy industry in Europe, but it is mainly produced by converting fossil fuels in a process which emits large amounts of greenhouse gases. Hydrogen may also be produced by means of electrolysis, a process in which electricity is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. If the power used for electrolysis originates from renewable energy sources, the hydrogen produced will be renewable. Therefore, the H2RES project will be using power directly from Ørsted's two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at the Avedøre Power Station. Moreover, electrolysis can be run flexibly, thereby helping to ensure flexible use of the fluctuating power production from the offshore wind turbines. The daily hydrogen production is expected to total around 600kg.
Read the article online at: https://www.energyglobal.com/special-reports/03012020/rsted-acquires-funding-for-renewable-hydrogen-project/