Invenergy, the largest privately held global developer, owner, and operator of sustainable energy solutions, has announced its first green hydrogen project.
The 5-acre Sauk Valley Hydrogen project will generate green hydrogen by utilizing power from Invenergy’s co-located solar plant and Ohmium International low-carbon, electrolyzer technology.
The Sauk Valley Hydrogen Project is expected to generate up to 52 tons of hydrogen annually. The project will have capacity to store up to 400 kilograms (kg) of hydrogen on site and can provide hydrogen to Invenergy’s 584-megawatt Nelson Energy Center. Sauk Valley’s loading capability will enable any excess hydrogen generated at the facility to be shipped and used offsite.
Ohmium’s leading edge modular PEM electrolyzer can generate 6 kg of hydrogen per hour and will utilize renewable energy produced by Invenergy’s local solar plant to power the process. This project will demonstrate the capability of Ohmium green hydrogen generation coupled with the power of Invenergy’s renewable energy facility.
Sauk Valley Hydrogen, located in Nelson Township, Illinois, is Invenergy’s twenty-first development in the state. Invenergy, whose global headquarters is located in Chicago, adds a 5th technology to its Illinois portfolio that already includes, wind, solar, and thermal generation as well as advanced energy storage projects. The project is set to break ground in the coming months and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022.
Matt Nicholls, Vice President, Origination New Technologies at Invenergy, said, “Green hydrogen is an innovative, zero-carbon solution that enables us to decarbonize sectors across the economy through clean power.”
Arne Ballantine, CEO of Ohmium International, said, “We hold a shared vision, and we are eager to pair their industry expertise with our intuitive, low-carbon, PEM electrolyzers to further advance domestic green hydrogen production.”