Invenergy enters green hydrogen market with project in Illinois
Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Chicago-based sustainable energy solutions developer Invenergy LLC on Friday unveiled plans to build its first green hydrogen production facility that will be powered with electricity coming from an adjacent solar park.
The Sauk Valley Hydrogen plant is set to be installed in the Nelson Township of Illinois’ Lee County to produce up to 52 tonnes of green hydrogen annually. Once in operation, which is expected to occur by the end of 2022, it will deliver hydrogen to Invenergy’s Nelson Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Lee County, with some of its output to be shipped and used offsite.
The facility will be capable of storing up to 400 kg of hydrogen onsite.
Invenergy will deploy the PEM electrolyser technology of US manufacturer Ohmium International Inc, while power will be sourced from its own solar plant located near the project site. It intends to begin construction works in the coming months, it said.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed over 30 GW of wind, solar, transmission infrastructure, energy storage and natural gas projects. The portfolio includes capacity in operation and construction, as well as contracted projects.
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