Linde will build, own and run the largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer plant at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany.
The new 24-megawatt electrolyzer would generate green hydrogen to supply Linde’s commercial customers via the current pipeline network. In addition, Linde will supply liquefied green hydrogen to fuel stations and other industrial customers in the area. The total green hydrogen produced will power approximately six hundred fuel cell buses, driving 40 million kilometers and save up to 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions per year.
The electrolyzer will be designed by ITM Linde Electrolysis, a joint venture between Linde and ITM Power, using high-efficiency PEM technology. The plant is scheduled to commence production in the second half of 2022.
“Clean hydrogen is a cornerstone of the German and EU strategies to address the challenge of climate change. It is part of the solution to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions across many industries, including chemicals and refining. This project shows that electrolyzer capacity continues to scale up and it is a stepping stone towards even larger plants.”Jens Waldeck, president Region Europe West, Linde.