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Ørsted picks Green Hydrogen
Systems technology
for H2RES project

Green Hydrogen Systems (GHS) was
chosen as electrolysis technology partner
for Ørsted's H2RES project, for which
Ørsted took FID in late January. The
project will produce renewable H2 fuel
for heavy-duty road transport.
A 2-MW electrolysis plant will be
built around GHS' modular electrolyzers,
powered by two 3.6-MW offshore wind
turbines located at the Avedøre Power
Station in Denmark. The electrolyzer
is expected to start operation in late
2021, and to produce around 1,000 kg
per day (kgd) of green H2 , which will be
used to fuel road transport in Greater
Copenhagen and on Zealand Island.
Over the past year and a half,
Ørsted has partnered with different
consortia in seven renewable H2 projects
in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands
and the UK.

Air Liquide dives into
renewable H2 production
Air Liquide has acquired a 40% stake
acquisition in French company H2V
Normandy, a subsidiary of H2V Product,
which plans to build a large-scale
electrolyzer complex of up to 200 MW
for the production of H2 in France.
Located in the industrial zone of
Port-Jérôme in Normandy, the
electrolyzer project will supply H2 for
industrial applications, as well as for
future heavy-duty mobility applications.
The project is part of a program to
develop new energies to decarbonize
refining and chemical activities on the
Seine Valley axis in Normandy, one of
Air Liquide's industrial basins in France.
The project aims to avoid the emission
of 250,000 metric tpy of CO2.

8 Q1 2021 | H2-Tech.com

A. BLUME, Editor-in-Chief

Johnson Matthey expands
capacity for electrolyzer
Johnson Matthey (JM) is enabling
new manufacturing capacity for
the production of catalyst-coated
membranes. This capacity is co-located
at JM's plant in Swindon, UK, where fuel
cell components, including membrane
electrode assemblies, catalyst-coated
membranes and fuel processor catalysts,
are produced at scale.
JM specializes in catalyst-coated
membranes, which sit at the heart
of electrolyzer units and enable the
green H2 production process. The new
capacity immediately enables JM to
produce components for tens of MW of
H2 production-enough to power several
thousand homes. The largest electrolyzer
units in operation in the world today
range from 10 MW-20 MW. The new
capacity puts JM in a position to work on
world-scale projects, with a roadmap to
scale to multi-GW manufacturing capacity.

Linde to build, operate world's
largest PEM electrolyzer

The new, 24-MW electrolyzer at the
Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany
will produce green H2 to supply Linde's
industrial customers through the
company's existing pipeline network. In
addition, Linde will distribute liquefied
green H2 to refueling stations and other
industrial customers in the region.
The electrolyzer will be built by ITM
Linde Electrolysis GmbH, a JV between
Linde and ITM Power, using highefficiency PEM technology. The plant is
due to start production in the second half
of 2022. The total green H2 produced will
be able to fuel approximately 600 fuel
cell buses driving 40 MMkm, saving up to
40,000 tpy of CO2 tailpipe emissions.
Linde also operates the world's first
high-purity H2 storage cavern, coupled
with a pipeline network of approximately
1,000 km in length. The company has
installed close to 200 H2 fueling stations
and 80 H2 electrolysis plants worldwide.

Total, Engie to develop
green H2 at La Mède biorefinery

Total and Engie will design, develop,
build and operate the Masshylia project,
France's largest renewable H2 production
site, at Châteauneuf-les-Martigues in
the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur South
region. Located at Total's La Mède
biorefinery and powered by solar farms
with a total capacity of more than
100 MW, the 40-MW electrolyzer will
produce 5 metric tpy of green H2 to
meet the needs of the biofuel production
process at La Mède, thereby avoiding
15,000 metric tpy of CO2 emissions.
An innovative management solution
for the production and storage of
H2 will be implemented to manage
the intermittent production of solar
electricity and the biorefinery's need
for continuous H2 supply. The project
integrates the implementation of five
innovations that prefigure the industry's
decarbonation solutions:
*	 A digital piloting system for the
continuous supply of H2 with
real-time management of solar
electricity production
*	 Optimized integration of
photovoltaic farms supplying
the electrolyzer to minimize
energy losses and limit
grid congestion
*	 Large-scale H2 storage to balance
intermittent electricity production
and continuous H2 consumption
*	 Direct current connection
between a photovoltaic farm
and the electrolyzer to improve
energy balance
*	 Enhanced industrial safety
due to the use of 3D digital models
for installation components.
Beyond the first phase, new
renewable farms may be developed
by the partners for the electrolyzer,
which has the capacity to produce
up to 15 metric tpy of green H2 . Total
and Engie plan to begin construction
of the facilities in 2022, following the
completion of the advanced engineering
study, with the goal of starting
production in 2024.


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