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Construction underway on ‘first’ offshore project that could produce liquid air and hydrogen instead of electricity

Construction underway on ‘first’ offshore project that could produce liquid air and hydrogen instead of electricity

Construction of a 175MW wind farm which could be the first offshore project to produce liquid air and hydrogen instead of electricity has moved from R&D to construction in Florida, US.

Scheduled for completion in 2028, Keuka Energy, behind the plans, said it is expected to produce the first renewable utility-scale stored energy.

Once completed, the system will be capable of storing 330,000m3 of liquid air and support a 235,000 horsepower wind farm comprised of 14 RimDriveTM wind machines.

Welcoming the news, Keuka CEO Herbert Williams said, “Even though we sacrifice about 50% of our shaft horsepower to produce liquid air and/or hydrogen, the low capital cost of the RimDriveTM system combined with mechanical liquefaction – without electricity – puts it at a lower levelised cost of energy (LCoE) than natural gas.”

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