Siemens Gamesa developing turbine-powered H2 project in Denmark
Siemens Gamesa and Everfuel teams at the Brande site. Image by Everfuel.
Turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) is developing a pilot project to produce wind power-based hydrogen to fuel taxi vehicles in Denmark.
Set to be located close to the company’s Danish headquarters in Brande, the green hydrogen production system will consist of a single 3-MW Siemens Gamesa turbine connected to a 400-kW electrolyser. The system will be capable of operating in both island and grid modes, Siemens Gamesa said in a press release on Thursday.
The turbine company has signed an agreement with Danish hydrogen specialist Everfuel A/S, which will distribute the hydrogen from the Brande plant to refueling stations for taxis. Danish firm Uhre Windpower owns the turbine that will be used in the project.
The Brande Hydrogen project is close to securing final permits. Siemens Gamesa plans to run the first tests in December, while hydrogen production could start by January 2021.
Once in operation, the plant will be capable of fueling around 50 to 70 taxis per day.
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