Horisont Energi (Norwegian clean energy company) and Helen Ltd (Finnish energy company) have agreed to cooperate on hydrogen economy & carbon storage.
The companies are jointly exploring the capture of CO2 from power plant flue gases and its utilisation, logistics and storage. These Power to X projects will require vast amounts of emission-free energy, and new business opportunities are emerging for Finland along with the projects.
Horisont Energi participates in the EU Hydrogen IPCEI (Important Projects for Common European Interest) call with its world-scale clean ammonia project in Northern Norway.
Tuukka Hartikka, Business Lead for Renewable Hydrogen and PtX at Helen, said, “Carbon dioxide is a climate-warming greenhouse gas, but it can also be utilised as a raw material for various products.”
Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO of Horisont Energi, added, “Horisont Energi aims to provide cost-leading carbon storage across the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the coming years, and the collaboration with Helen is an important step in opening up our activities further toward 3rd party carbon storage.”
Separately, Hydrogen Optimized (a subsidiary of Key DH Technologies Inc) has achieved a world-first for alkaline water electrolysers by demonstrating the capability of its RuggedCell high-current unipolar electrolysis system to ramp from 0 to 50,000 amperes in less than 10 seconds. It shows that the technology can stabilise electrical grids and optimise energy recovery from intermittent renewable power sources such as solar and wind.
Andrew Stuart, CEO of Hydrogen Optimized, “We have now proven that RuggedCell™ alkaline technology, which is uniquely scalable to individual system deployments in the hundreds of megawatts, equals or betters PEM technology’s capability to handle variable power levels.”