A project to build and operate what is claimed to be the world’s first multi-megawatt high-temperature electrolyser for “highly-efficient” hydrogen production has been launched.
The MULTIPLHY project has begun at Neste’s refinery in Rotterdam – the renewable fuels producer is joined by key technology partners including French research organisation CEA, plant builder Paul Wurth, the energy utility ENGIE and the cleantech company Sunfire.
The consortium will install, integrate and operate the facility, which is expected to produce around 960 tonnes of green hydrogen while avoiding approximately 8,000 tonnes of emissions by the end of 2024.
Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Neste, said: “Neste is a global forerunner in renewable fuels with the ambition to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions.
“Demonstrating green hydrogen production at our Rotterdam refinery enables us to drive the development of new sustainable technologies aiming at decreasing the carbon footprint of our customers.”