Axpo advances on 15-MW green hydrogen project in Switzerland
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June 27 (Renewables Now) - Swiss renewable power producer Axpo Holding AG has submitted the building permit application for a 15-MW plant for the production of green hydrogen in northern Switzerland which will supply filling stations in the region.
The hydrogen facility will be powered by the Wildegg-Brugg run-of-river power plant on the Aare river in the canton of Aargau. Once operational by the spring of 2024, the plant is expected to produce 2,000 tonnes of clean hydrogen annually, Axpo said on Friday.
The project is part of a partnership agreed last autumn by Axpo, family-owned filling station operator Voegtlin-Meyer AG, energy producer IBB Energie AG and the city of Brugg.
The hydrogen produced by the plant will be supplied via a new pipeline to a nearby filling station of Voegtlin-Meyer and will be also sold to other filling stations in the region to help decarbonise the mobility sector. The output of the plant will be enough to power about 300 trucks or buses per year.
On its part, IBB Energie AG, which supplies electricity, natural gas and water to the region of Brugg, will use the waste heat from the electrolysis for a local heating network for industrial companies.
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