Diversified industrial group Thyssenkrupp has unveiled a new water electrolysis technology which CEO Sami Pelkonen describes as a “major significance for energy transition.”
The technology will help boost hydrogen production on a large scale using renewable energy.
“With our water electrolysis technology, we have successfully brought a technology to market maturity which is of main significance for transition of energy,”he said.
Green hydrogen as a clean, CO2 –free starting point can be used in many ways production of sustainable chemicals, mobility and energy storage.”
Hydrogen has a lot o potential in a low-carbon future that includes clean fuels, energy storage in the gas grid ,and the creation of sustainable chemicals like methanol and ammonia when renewable energy are used.
Technology is available in pre-fabricated skid-mounted modules so that it is easily deployed and integrated into existing plants. Modules can be added up to any desired project range, potentially into the range of hundreds of mega watts .
The energy storage and hydrogen facility is at Thyssenkrupp Uhde.
“Based on decades of experience in building and developing electrolysis plants, we have designed our product to be easy to install and deliver, highly efficient, with minimized investment and operation cost,” Chlorine Engineer Roland Kappner said.
The technology has already been commissioned successfully as part of Thyssenkrupp’s Carbon2Chem project, which targets to use emissions from creation of steel as a raw materials for creation of chemicals . The already hydrogen present in the flue gas can be used for synthesis of ammonia, but in addition , hydrogen is needed for production of methanol.