International energy technology company Metacon will lease a hydrogen generator to Hynion as part of a new agreement.
The reformer will have a capacity to produce about 40 normal cubic meters (Nm3) of hydrogen per hour – enough to fuel 25 to 30 hydrogen cars each day.
Upgraded biogas will be used as raw material for hydrogen production.
Hynion will pay a monthly fixed fee of NOK 20,000 based on an average capacity utilisation of 80%.
In the event of increased capacity, Metacon will receive an additional NOK 500 per month per % increased capacity – giving a maximum monthly payment of NOK 30,000 for 100% capacity utilisation.
Delivery is set for the third quarter of 2020 and the unit will be installed at Hynion’s hydrogen station in Høvik, Oslo, or another site of Hynions choice.
Initial rental period is 12 months and may be extended if mutually agreed.
“This represents an important step in our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hynion and launch the world’s first public hydrogen refuelling station application based on integrated, on-site production of hydrogen from existing biogas infrastructure,” said Chris Tornblom, CEO of Metacon.
“We are very pleased to have this rental agreement signed as follow-up of our MoU,” said Ulf Hafseld, CEO of Hynion.
“Biogas could be an important source for hydrogen, and with this unit we will be able to verify the operational and economical parameters for on-site production at one of our hydrogen stations.”
“There is a growing interest for hydrogen infrastructure, as both light and heavy-duty hydrogen vehicles are starting to come to the market.”