HydrogenPro AS will supply hydrogen to Hynion’s fueling station at Herøya in Porsgrunn, Norway as well as will supply future Hynion installations.
The hydrogen will be supplied from HydrogenPro, two nearby test and demo electrolyser containers, which has a combined hydrogen production capacity of around 120 kg/day.
Meanwhile, HydrogenPro is also designing a new 1 MW demo facility to be installed at Herøya Industripark to test its latest electrolyser technologies by the end of this year. The facility will be using newly developed technologies, including full-scale electrodes with novel surface treatment technology. With the installation of this new facility, the total hydrogen production will reach around 500 kg/day.
Hynion plans to expand its plant capacity and enable the station to refuel trucks. Any surplus hydrogen will be shipped to its other facilities.
Both partners will use the facility as a demonstration facility to showcase the technology. The partners along with Industrial Green Tech will apply for Enova grants as part of a larger project in the Grenland area.
HydrogenPro and Hynion also agreed to collaborate on other projects where HydrogenPro will deliver large-scale hydrogen production plants to Hynion hydrogen stations in other locations.
Mårten Lunde, CEO of HydrogenPro, states that “Our focus on large scale industrial applications remain unchanged and we look forward to working with Hynion in its ambition to build a centralised system of hydrogen production for further distribution to its network of fueling stations.”
Early this week, Hynion also bought a hydrogen station from Ruter located at Mastemyr in Oppegård. The station which was intended for buses will be rebuilt to facilitate private cars, taxis and trucks. The station includes a hydrogen production plant that will provide Hynion with cost-effective access to hydrogen.
In March, the H2 Trucks project, which includes Posten, Postnord, Schenker, and Coop, announced a plan to deploy around 100 hydrogen trucks in Norway by 2025. Hynion’s new station will be the first public station in Norway for filling hydrogen trucks.
Hynion currently operates a hydrogen fuelling station at Høvik in Bærum, where Gothenburg and Porsgrunn will be open this year. It plans to open eight hydrogen stations in Norway and Sweden by 2022 and has a long term goal of 30 hydrogen stations in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.