Augsburg-based electrolyser manufacturer H-Tec Systems reports the delivery of several PEM electrolysers to the Norwegian-Danish joint venture Grøn Brint Aps. They are to produce hydrogen for the production of bio-LNG.
The Scandinavian 50/50 joint venture intends to operate electrolysis plants for the production of green hydrogen, which in turn will primarily be used for the production of bio-LNG. Grön Brint was founded by hydrogen company Norwegian Hydrogen and Danish entrepreneur Jens Peter Lunden.
"Together we will demonstrate an integrated, green and profitable value chain from wind turbines to electrolysis to bio-LNG," says Jens Peter Lunden.
Start of production in 2023
According to its own information, Grøn Brint Aps plans to start hydrogen production this year. The electrloysers from the Augsburg-based MAN subsidiary H-Tec Systems have already been ordered.
In the future, production is to be expanded with green electricity from the turbines in Lunden.
"The Grøn Brint ApS joint venture is an innovative approach to hydrogen production that we are happy to serve with our modular electrolysers. Initiatives like this can serve as a model for similar projects in many European countries. More and more practical applications show how green hydrogen can help to achieve net zero emission targets and accelerate the energy transition," explains Robin von Plettenberg, CEO of H-Tec Systems.
Green and profitable value chain
The direct use of green hydrogen in the production of bio-LNG also makes use of CO2 that is left over from the process. The conversion of CO2 into e-methane forms the basis for the profitability of the project, he said.
The parties intend to extend the cooperation to other possibilities for the production of hydrogen and other e-fuels based on wind energy. Further large-scale projects are already being planned.
Biogas and hydrogen become bio-LNG
Not far from the future electrolyser site, the biogas producer n GrønGas operates two biogas plants. The company was founded in 2001 and is now a 50/50 partnership between Jens Peter Lunden and E.ON.
The aim of GrønGas is to use green hydrogen as an energy carrier. In combination with biogenic CO2, the aim is to produce green e-methane for the transport sector.
"We at GrønGas are pleased that "Grøn Brint" is located in close proximity to us. We hope that in the near future we will be able to use hydrogen for CCU and methanation directly in the biogas plant. Our goal is to be part of the same value chain that Grøn Brint is part of," says Allan Olesen, CEO of GrønGas.
(Source: H-Tec Systems/Norwegian Hydrogen/2023)