Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Sowitec have agreed to cooperate in providing power-to-X projects with a total electrolysis capacity of up to 500 megawatts by 2028.
The plants will use renewable energy sources to generate electrical power that will be used to produce hydrogen with mtu electrolysers. This green hydrogen can be used as fuel for fuel cells and hydrogen engines, to produce industrial feedstock and to produce sustainable e-fuels for marine, aviation, agriculture, mining and data centre power.
Rolls-Royce brings a wide range of its own new products to the cooperation for the production and use of sustainable fuels based on green hydrogen: these include mtu electrolysers, mtu fuel cell systems and mtu hydrogen engines, as well as experience with hydrogen ecosystems and in the simulation, design and optimisation of decentralised energy supply systems.
Sowitec is a Baden-Württemberg-based company with extensive experience developing financeable turnkey renewable energy projects, from concept to implementation, including investor sourcing.
Rolls-Royce is already successfully operating an mtu fuel cell system, developing electrolysers to produce green hydrogen, and gradually releasing its main engines for sustainable fuels such as HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oils). The mtu gas engine portfolio is currently being prepared for hydrogen as a fuel, thus enabling a CO2-neutral energy supply.
Andreas Görtz, President at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said, “We are convinced that with our new sustainable mtu technologies and through the cooperation with Sowitec, we can successfully drive the expansion of Power-to-X plants.”
Frank Hummel, CEO of Sowitec Group GmbH, said, “In Rolls-Royce Power Systems, with its innovative products and global sales and service network, we see a competent partner to jointly deliver integrated green hydrogen ecosystems from a single source.”