French utility Engie has joined a pioneering project to build a multi-megawatt high-temperature electrolyser that generates renewable hydrogen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Part of the EU Horizon 2020 FCH2-JU programme, the MULTIPLHY project brings together Neste, CEA, Paul Wurth and Sunfire.
According to the partners, the project marks the first demonstration of a high-temperature electrolyser in an industrial refining process, with a nominal power input of 2.6MW and a hydrogen production capacity of 60kg/h.
By the end of 2024, the consortium expects to produce about 960 tonnes of renewable hydrogen, thus avoiding the emission of approximately 8,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
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