PKN ORLEN’s hydrogen hub to be located in the city of Włocławek, Poland, is one step closer to reality as the company begins its search for a contractor.
Designed to ultimately produce up to 600kg of purified hydrogen per hour, the project marks an important step in PKN ORLEN’s emission neutrality strategy.
Daniel Obajtek, President of the PKN ORLEN Management Board, said, “Hydrogen is a fuel of the future that will be widely used, not only in transport, but also in power generation.”
“We are already intensifying our activities to develop hydrogen technologies in order to gain a strong competitive position in this segment as of 2022.”
The hydrogen hub will be situated on the premise of the ORLEN Group’s ANWL plant and will initially run at a capacity of ca. 170kg per hour, with flexibility to increase production.
Initially, the fuel will be distributed primarily for use in public and freight transportation, something the PKN ORLEN has already signed multiple agreements for.