Eurowind Energy, a leading renewable energy developer and operator, has acquired an operational green hydrogen plant in Hobro, Denmark, from Air Liquide.
This purchase is the first step in the company’s plan to enter the power-to-x (PtX) industry and will provide valuable insights into the production of hydrogen, using the excess power from solar and wind.
The HyBalance plant, in Hobro, has been operated by Air Liquide as a demonstration unit since 2018 and features a 1.25MW PEM electrolyser that can produce more than 500kg of hydrogen per day. The asset also includes a hydrogen compression unit, storage facilities, and filling facilities for both tube trailers and smaller transport cylinders.
Eurowind Energy plans to implement the production of hydrogen in its future hybrid parks across Europe. Hybrid parks combine solar and wind power to generate electricity, which can then be used to produce green hydrogen.
Eurowind Energy’s acquisition of the HyBalance plant is a significant development in the European PtX industry. Green hydrogen is a clean and sustainable fuel that can be used in a variety of applications, including transportation, industry, and energy storage.
Eurowind Energy’s plans to implement the production of hydrogen in its future hybrid parks will help to scale up the production of green hydrogen in Europe. This will make green hydrogen more affordable and accessible, and it will help to reduce Europe’s reliance on fossil fuels.
The production of green hydrogen will also create jobs and boost the economy. Eurowind Energy plans to hire up to 20 new employees at the HyBalance plant.