The “world’s largest” pilot plant for CO2-neutral production of hydrogen has commenced operation at the voestalpine site in Linz, Austria.
The new plant has a capacity of over six megawatts and is currently regarded as the most effective and state-of-the-art facility of its type. The facility will test whether the technology deployed to produce green hydrogen is suitable for use on an industrial scale.
The project, which received €18m in EU funding, will also investigate the potential to provide network services and potentially compensate for fluctuations in the power grid.
“We have set ourselves a clear goal of greater direct avoidance of CO2 emissions in steel manufacturing over the coming years,” said Herbert Eibensteiner, Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG.
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