HIF’ Haru Oni project receives Siemens electrolyser

Haru Oni receives Silyzer 300 electrolyser to produce green hydrogen, and started the assembly of the wind turbine.

The final part of Siemens Energy’s Silyzer 300 electrolyser that will produce green hydrogen has now been delivered to the demonstration plant that HIF Global is developing in Magallanes, Chile.

The Silyzer was manufactured in Germany and shipped in Hamburg bound for San Antonio, Region V, and later Punta Arenas.

The Silyzer 300, which has a production capacity of 20kg/hour of hydrogen, will use proton polymer membrane (PEM) technology. Its flexibility allows it to follow the load curve of renewable energies so that the electrolyser can be switched on and off quickly according to the fluctuation of the wind.

Meanwhile, the assembly of the 84-meter tower of the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine also started, which will provide energy for the electrolysis process and the generation of carbon-neutral gasoline.

The work will continue until the end of April, weather conditions permitting, with the installation of the gondola, rotor and blades, to complete a total structure of 148.5 meters.

Silyzer 300 is the latest, most powerful product line in the double-digit MW range of Siemens Energy’s PEM electrolysis portfolio. Silyzer 300’s modular design makes unique use of scaling effects to minimise investment costs for large-scale industrial electrolysis plants.

Haru Oni project of Highly Innovative Fuels (HIF) seeks to produce eFuels based on green hydrogen in southern Chile. The pilot will obtain green hydrogen from the water with wind energy, then it is combined with CO2 captured from the atmosphere and through a synthesis process, methanol will be produced. It is expected to produce 350 tonnes/year of crude methanol and 130,000 litres of gasoline annually.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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