Shell has started a new electrolyser at its Energy and Chemicals Park in Rheinland, Germany. The electrolysis plant has started at a capacity of 10 MW, said to be the largest use of such technology at a refinery. There are plans to add an additional 90 MW capacity.
A spokesperson for Shell said: “The Rhienland electrolyser will use renewable electricity to produce up to 1300 tonnes of green hydrogen a year. This will initially be used to produce fuels with lower carbon intensity. The green hydrogen will also be used to help decarbonise other industries.”
In addition, Shell has partnered with EDF Renewables to build a wind farm off the coast of New Jersey, USA. The project includes plans for a 5-10 MW electrolysis facility; these plans have been approved by the state’s Board of Public Utilities.