De Nora electrodes will be installed into the largest GREEN HYDROGEN plant in Europe
(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — De Nora announced it has been selected to deliver electrodes to the largest ZERO – CARBON HYDROGEN PLANT in Europe. The project will be carried out in Delfzijl, the Netherlands and will be initiated by Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and Gasunie, Dutch natural gas infrastructure and transportation company. The plant will have 3,000 ton/year (20 MW) production capacity. In general, GREEN HYDROGEN will be relied upon for the decarbonization of the industry sector aiming at reducing the CO2 emission by 27,000 ton/year.
The production of the hydrogen is based on McPhy innovative alkaline water electrolysis technology called “Augmented McLyzer”. It is specifically designed for large scale installations and equipped with De Nora special electrodes.
Achieving the industry’s lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in generating hydrogen is due to the “electrodic package” of De Nora installed in McPhy electrolyzer. It makes it possible to substantially reduce the overall plant footprint (maximizing the operating current density) and the optimization of the total power consumption (increasing efficiency and operating pressure), while, at the same time, resulting in a low cost of the electrolyzer.
Commenting on the milestone, De Nora’s Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Luca Buonerba, said:
“This is the first installation of our latest generation of advanced electrode package for water electrolysis. We are happy that our continuous efforts to achieve better performances are shortening the roadmap towards a sustainable solution for the decarbonization and the energy transitions. Our large footprint is already set up to serve all water electrolysis manufacturer with advanced solution in the quantities projected by all the latest studies. I’m excited that this project is finally starting and what we anticipated is becoming a reality: The Energy Transition is happening NOW!”
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SOURCE: De Nora