Everfuel signed a heat offtake agreement with TVIS to supply surplus heat from green hydrogen production at the HySynergy electrolysers.
The heat, equivalent to 500-600 homes, will be used to warm up homes and businesses connected to the local district heating network. Everfuel said that the technology is proven, and it is building a new energy system that delivers a real, sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.
TVIS, which represents municipalities in the Triangle Area of Denmark and operates the local district heating system, will build a 1.2 km heat transmission connecting the HySynergy electrolysers next to the Crossbridge refinery in Fredericia to the current heating line between Vejle and Fredericia.
The transmission line will initially provide cooling to eight electrolyser units in the HySynergy facility with a return of water heated to approximately 70C into the district heating system.
Under the agreement, TVIS will compensate Everfuel for the hot water returned to the district heating system. This is not expected to represent material revenue for Everfuel during the initial phase. The two companies are working together to integrate more heat sources from the hydrogen production plant into the district heating system
Jesper Veilstrup, senior project manager at Everfuel, said, “It reflects Everfuel’s commitment to realise the full value creation potential of industrial-scale green hydrogen production.”
This is likely the first surplus heat agreement for any PtX facility in Denmark and the entire Nordic region. It will enable Everfuel to increase the overall energy efficiency of the HySynergy facilities and support local communities with zero-emission heat energy.
Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO of Everfuel, said, “We are securing good cross-sector integration and potentially reduced production costs by connecting hydrogen production from the PtX facility with district heating.”
Lars Schmidt, Chairman of TVIS, added, “District heating will enable Everfuel to cool its production facilities, generating excess heat which is converted to a resource for the district heating users in the Triangle Area.”