Aker Clean Hydrogen is set to accelerate the development of green hydrogen production in Mid-Norway, decarbonising local transportation and industry, by investing in Meraker Hydrogen.
This has seen Aker Clean Hydrogen acquire a 20% ownership in the company.
The company intends to build a new plant that can produce up to 10 tonnes of green hydrogen per day, this is the equivalent to 23MW of installed electrolyser capacity, using local renewable energy sources.
Production is set to start in early 2024 with the plant set to be built in Kopperå in Meråker municipality, in the immediate vicinity of the railway and the European route E14.
This investment is part of Aker’s aim to reach a net installed capacity of 5GW by 2030, helping to make a major contribution to realising the hydrogen industry and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Aker Clean Hydrogen’s portfolio includes partnerships with Norwegian industrial pioneers, Yara and Statkraft, for electrification of the ammonia plant at Herøya, as well as other green ammonia projects in Norway.
Other portfolio projects and prospects include emission-free shipping in the Arctic, green hydrogen production Rjuka, cooperation agreement with Greenstat, green hydrogen and ammonia production in Chile and emission-free shipping in Antarctica.
Knut Nyborg, CEO of Aker Clean Hydrogen, said, “Meraker Hydrogen is well positioned to create green value chains and decarbonise local shipping and transportation sectors in addition to other potential industry users.”
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