Everfuel milks first H2 at 20-MW electrolysis plant in Denmark
Hydrogen molecule. Source: Mainspring Energy.
Danish green hydrogen promoter Everfuel A/S (FRA:0HR) has produced first hydrogen molecules at the 20-MW HySynergy electrolysis facility in Fredericia, Denmark, as part of the start-up and testing of the equipment.
That first amount of hydrogen was safely released into the atmosphere, but Everfuel got to confirm that the electrolyser, power supply and ancillaries operate as intended, the firm said in an announcement on Friday.
Subject to approvals by Danish authorities, the HySynergy plant is expected to start commercial production in the second quarter of 2023 and will supply green hydrogen to industrial and mobility customers.
The project is a collaboration between Everfuel, Crossbridge Energy A/S, EWII, TREFOR, Aktive Energi Anlaeg, TVIS and ENERGINET.
The 20-MW electrolyser represents the first phase one of the HySynergy development. In the second phase, Everfuel and its partner Crossbridge Energy, which runs an oil refinery in Fredericia, will add 300 MW more in three 100-MW blocks. The partners were granted DKK 246.3 million (USD 35.2m/EUR 33.1m) in funding from the Danish government under the IPCEI programme to realise the phase two.
The 300-MW HySynergy II is expected to be operational by the end of 2025, Everfuel said.
Before that, Everfuel plans to install at the site a test facility of up to 10 MW, which is slated to commence operations in 2023. The goal of the project is to enable electrolyser manufacturers to test equipment in a controlled environment.
The test facility will be offered to a shortlisted group of electrolyser suppliers in the tender for the second phase of HySynergy, the Danish firm said.
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