BP and Danish energy firm Orsted will team up to develop large-scale green hydrogen production at a refinery in north-west Germany. They intend to build a 50 megawatt electrolyser at the Lingen facility and are working towards a final investment decision in early 2022. The project could be operational by 2024. Green hydrogen is made by the electrolysis of water using renewable power, producing zero emissions. The electrolyser at Lingen will powered by renewable energy generated by an Orsted wind farm in the North Sea. It should produce almost 9,000 tonnes of green hydrogen a year, enough to replace around 20% of the refinery’s current “grey” hydrogen consumption.
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A world-first project will combine flow battery technology with tidal power to produce continuous green hydrogen at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, backed by £1.8 million of funding from the Scottish Government. The project will deploy an Invinity Energy Systems (AIM:IES) 1.8MWh flow battery at EMEC’s tidal energy test site on the island of Eday. This unique combination of tidal power and flow batteries will be used to power EMEC’s hydrogen production plant, demonstrating continuous hydrogen production from variable renewable generation. The commercialisation of green hydrogen is an essential step toward a 100% renewable future. Green hydrogen is created and consumed without carbon emissions and can replace fossil fuels in the energy mix, supporting the decarbonisation of heavy industry and transport sectors. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult estimate that developing a green hydrogen industry could create 120,000 jobs and deliver £320 bn to the UK economy by 2050. Funded by the Scottish Government, via Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Invinity’s modular flow battery system will be assembled at the company’s manufacturing facility in Bathgate, West Lothian and consist of eight Invinity VS3 battery modules linked together into a single system. The project is expected to go live next year.
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