Everfuel: Europe’s largest electrolyzer begins production

According to Everfuel, the 20 MW HySynergy facility’s commissioning phase began as scheduled, and commercial operation is expected to begin by the middle of 2023.

At the 20 MW, HySynergy facility in Fredericia, Denmark, hydrogen was created from the first set of electrolyzer stacks as part of the planned start-up and testing of production equipment. According to its operator Everfuel, the commissioning phase began as planned, confirming that the electrolyzer, power supply, and ancillaries function as anticipated.

The business further stated that the negligible hydrogen created was securely released into the atmosphere with no adverse environmental effects.

According to Everfuel, a company based in Herning, Denmark, the initial production is the first step toward ramping up the electrolyzer system to supply green hydrogen to customers seeking to decarbonize industrial processes, like the nearby Crossbridge Refinery, as well as to customers seeking clean fuels for zero-emission mobility.

2030 goal for capacity growth is 1 GW

According to the company, commercial production is anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2023, subject to necessary government permits. It also made noted that HySynergy is currently the country’s only significant power-to-X (PtX) facility.

In 2023, Everfuel intends to add a test facility with a maximum capacity of 10 MW. Equipment testing is meant for electrolyzer manufacturers.

The first of three 100 MW extra sections for the production of green hydrogen has just secured EUR 33.1 million from the Danish government as part of the Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) initiative. The company forecast that it would finish them by the end of 2025 and increase its overall capacity to 1 GW by 2030.

Grants for hydrogen filling stations

Additionally, Denmark allocated EUR 80.7 million in IPCEI financing for the Orsted-led Green Fuels for Denmark PtX project for green hydrogen. As a distributor of zero-emission fuel for use in motor vehicles, Everfuel participates. The money will be used to build three facilities with capacities of 10 MW, 100 MW, and 300 MW. Two Everfuel fueling stations will be partially financed with the help of a share.

Hydrogen must be created using power from renewable sources in order to be considered green. Contrarily, the term “clean hydrogen” is typically reserved for the end product of electrolysis driven by any technology with zero or almost zero carbon footprint, including nuclear energy. However, practically all of the hydrogen produced at the moment is being created straight from fossil fuels.