Ohmium International, a green hydrogen company specializing in designing, manufacturing, and deploying advanced Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolyzer systems, has entered into an agreement with Efficiency for LNG Applications (E4Efficiency), a leading Spanish energy efficiency company, to provide green hydrogen for the Huelva project in Andalusia, Spain.
The Huelva project will supply up to 52 tons of green hydrogen annually to replace the methane used in the gas flare pilot flame of the Huelva Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regasification terminal and other potential uses in the future. By doing so, it is estimated to mitigate up to 343 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, equivalent to the carbon sequestered by up to 400 acres of forest.
The Huelva project is being supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Spain’s Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) as part of the Low Carbon Economy Call designed for electric power generation projects with renewable energy sources, named EFFI SOLAR GREENH2 PORTUARIO.
Green hydrogen is an ideal energy source for hard-to-abate light and heavy industries as it produces pressurized high-purity hydrogen, which can replace natural gas use on-site at LNG terminals, reducing carbon emissions. Ohmium’s patented PEM technology features dynamic ramping capabilities, making it suitable to pair with renewable electricity.
Arne Ballantine, CEO of Ohmium International, said, “E4Efficiency is an innovator when it comes to the deployment of clean technology, so we’re thrilled that Ohmium’s cutting-edge PEM electrolyzers have been chosen to produce green hydrogen that will directly replace natural gas use on-site at the LNG Terminal. Ohmium’s technology will support Huelva LNG Terminal to reduce its carbon emissions by burning carbon-neutral hydrogen rather than methane.”
The deployment of green hydrogen across the region will support the European Union’s ambitious climate goal of reducing carbon emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Despite the benefits of green hydrogen, the technology faces several challenges that must be addressed for its widespread adoption. The current cost of producing green hydrogen remains high, and infrastructure to support its production, storage, and transport is still underdeveloped. However, with the increasing interest and investment in the sector, these challenges are expected to be addressed in the coming years.
In addition, the supply chain for green hydrogen requires large amounts of renewable energy, which must be reliably available. The supply of renewable energy can be affected by a variety of factors, including weather patterns and regulatory changes.
The Huelva project is an exciting development for the deployment of green hydrogen technology, which will replace natural gas use at the LNG Terminal in Spain, significantly reducing carbon emissions. Ohmium’s PEM electrolyzers are an ideal solution for hard-to-abate light and heavy industries, producing pressurized high-purity hydrogen, making it an excellent energy source. The European Union’s ambitious climate goal of reducing carbon emissions by at least 55% by 2030 will be supported by the deployment of green hydrogen across the region.