The foundation stone of the renewable green hydrogen and synthetic methane production plant built by P2X Solutions was laid today in Harjavalta. Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä and Chairman of P2X Solutions’ Board Esa Härmälä attended the ceremony among other guests.
P2X Solutions’ Harjavalta plant is Finland’s first industrial-scale green hydrogen production plant that is progressing to the construction stage.
“The actual construction of hydrogen projects commencing in Satakunta today is part of the positive change that is taking place in the energy industry but has been overshadowed by the energy crisis so far. However, that is why the green transition is being accelerated by energy self-sufficiency in addition to environmental reasons,” states Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä. “We must also remember that there is market demand for example for green steel, in the production of which hydrogen plays an important role. Additionally, hydrogen is crucial for the heavy transport sector.”
“Today, we are making history in Finnish industry in Harjavalta. Once completed in 2024, P2X Solutions’ plant will open the market for Finnish green hydrogen. We believe that the Harjavalta plant is only the first development step in taking Finland to the top of the European hydrogen economy,” says Esa Härmälä, Chairman of the Board of P2X Solutions.
Laying the foundation stone of the Harjavalta plant is a major step for P2X Solutions as a company. The plant also boosts regional vitality in Satakunta.
“The first large-scale hydrogen plant creates significant know-how in Finland on the national and even international level and employs several experts in various business areas and on multiple levels of the value chain. I am extremely proud of what P2X Solutions has accomplished as a team. I would also like to warmly thank the Town of Harjavalta and other local operators for the good cooperation in promoting this project,” states Herkko Plit, CEO of P2X Solutions.
Green hydrogen production is part of Europe’s plan to move away from an economy that is based on fossil raw materials and energy. In the green hydrogen economy, fossil energy is replaced with clean electricity, which is increasingly produced using wind and solar power. Renewable green hydrogen and synthetic methane can help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of industry and transport and thus support the achievement of climate and environmental targets.
P2X Solutions is a sustainable Finnish pioneer in green hydrogen and Power-to-X technology. The company was established in 2020, and its objective is to achieve 1 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2031.
In 2021, P2X Solutions’ Harjavalta plant received an approximately EUR 26 million grant for new energy technology from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. In addition, the project has been funded by the Climate Fund.