Turkey’s first hydrogen valley project has initiated pilot production of green hydrogen obtained from renewable resources at the Enerjisa Production Bandirma Energy Base.
The “South Marmara Hydrogen Coast Valley Project” was initiated with the participation of Enerjisa Üretim and 16 domestic and foreign stakeholders and was awarded €8 million by the European Commission. In the project, green hydrogen will be produced and distributed at the base. The partners of the project include Sabancı University, Şişecam, Eti Maden, Turkish-German University, Linde Gaz AŞ, Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, Hydrogen Peroxide AŞ, Universite Mohammed Vi Polytechnique, Alma Mater Studiorum- Universita Di Bologna, Software AG (SAG), PwC Sworn InFinancialConsultancy Inc., TENMAK, and TUBITAK.
The green hydrogen will be used in different industries such as the chemistry, ceramics, and glass industry, and later on in the iron and steel and petrochemical industry, as well as in energy and transport. The target is to produce an average of 500 tons of green hydrogen annually by 2025. The project will use the energy obtained from the sea, which is classified as green hydrogen, to produce hydrogen without causing any emissions. The project will also eliminate carbon emissions by using hydrogen to cool generators.
The green hydrogen that will be produced with the implementation of the hydrogen valley project will be used in various sectors, such as the energy, transport, and petrochemical sectors. The project aims to use green hydrogen in products such as ammonia and methanol imported by Turkey. Feasibility studies are ongoing in this direction, and investments related to the production of “green methanol” and “green ammonia” will be on the agenda in the future.