Everfuel starts production of green hydrogen at Europe’s largest electrolyser, Hysynergy, Fredericia, Denmark
Herning, Denmark, December 16, 2022 – Everfuel A/S is pleased to announce the production of its hydrogen gas at HySynergy. The initial volumes produced today at Europe’s largest electrolyser represent an important milestone towards the commercialization of green hydrogen as a clean energy source for industry and mobility.
The hydrogen was produced from the first set of electrolyser stacks as part of the planned start-up and testing of production equipment at the 20 MW HySynergy facility in Fredericia, Denmark. The start of the commissioning phase was executed according to plan, confirming that the electrolyser, power supply and ancillaries operate as intended. The small amount of hydrogen produced was safely vented into the atmosphere with no environmental impact.
“First hydrogen is an important milestone both for Everfuel and for a greener society. We are delivering on our promise to bring commercial green hydrogen to market soon, and I am grateful to the project team and partners who have worked tirelessly to make this happen on schedule amid a challenging supply chain“, says Jacob Krogsgaard, founder and CEO of Everfuel.
The initial production is the first step towards expanding the electrolysis plant to supply green hydrogen to customers looking to decarbonise industrial processes, such as the adjacent Crossbridge refinery, and to customers seeking clean fuels for zero-emission mobility. Commercial production is expected to start in the second quarter of 2023, subject to relevant approvals from the Danish authorities, as HySynergy is currently the first large-scale PtX facility in Denmark and is considered a learning tool for the authorities’ work on upcoming Danish PtX projects. Earlier this year, HySynergy was named a flagship project by Hydrogen Europe as it leads the rollout of large-scale hydrogen implementation in Europe.
The HySynergy project will be developed in stages with the 20 MW electrolyser representing the first phase. Everfuel plans to add a test facility of up to 10 MW, which is expected to be operational in 2023. It will enable electrolyser manufacturers to test equipment in a controlled environment where the hydrogen produced can be used by Everfuel or Crossbridge.