INOVYN wants to build a 20MW electrolyser at its chemical manufacturing site in Rafnes, Norway, the INOES subsidiary announced on Tuesday (16th March)
The electrolyser would produce clean hydrogen through electrolysis of water, powered by zero-carbon electricity.
The development, being integrated into current assets, will contribute towards the decarbonisation of INEOS’ operations and also support the wider Norwegian transport section by serving as a hub to provide hydrogen.
Discussions are being held in hopes to establish a network of fuelling stations across Norway to provide buses, trucks and taxis with a steady source of clean hydrogen.
Geir Tuft, CEO of INOVYN, said, “The EU and National Governments have clear targets towards the widespread utilisation of hydrogen across Europe by 2030.”
“With INOVYN’s experience in electrolysis technology and our growing portfolio of hydrogen projects, using clean hydrogen to accelerate decarbonisation of energy will drive progress towards a carbon-free future.”
INOVYN has made it public that its target is to produce enough additional hydrogen per day to fuel up to 400 buses or 1,600 taxis.
These ambitions are thought to further the prospects for the cluster of industries in Rafnes, supported by the Norwegian Government to develop a climate positive region within 2040.
INEOS said it will be looking to build further partnerships with leading organisations involved in the development of new applications, as well as working closely with European governments to facilitate hydrogen’s significant role in the Green Economy.
This is another ambitious project by INOVYN’s parent company, INEOS, which is already involved in multiple projects across Europe to develop clean hydrogen, such as the company’s aim to gradually replace natural gas with hydrogen at their Doel Phenol site.