Topsoe, today (23rd May) announced its intention to construct the world’s largest and most advanced industrial-scale electrolyzer production plant in Herning, Denmark.
Topsoe’s ambition is to rapidly accelerate the adoption of green solutions, in particular within Power-to-X. In this field, the company has the leading technology to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors such as transport, chemicals, steel, and cement.
The new electrolyzer production plant, which will be constructed in Herning, Denmark, will be operational by 2024 and have an annual capacity of 500 MW with scalability up to 5 GW, making it one of the first industrial-scale plants of its kind. Construction is scheduled to begin in the second half of this year, subject to Board and other regulatory approvals.
Topsoe is already seeing considerable interest in our Power-to-X solutions and is in advanced discussion with several potential partners over future offtake agreements and commitments to reserve capacity from the electrolyser plant.
Developing a strong Power-to-X industry in Europe will also enforce the EU’s ambitions of being independent of energy imports from other regions. The milestone in ensuring large-scale availability of electrolyzers for Power-to-X solutions takes place at the same time as Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and state leaders from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium signed an agreement in which the parties agree to invest in a ten-fold capacity increase of offshore wind by 2050. The political agreement ensures significant availability of the renewable power needed to supply future Power-to-X facilities in the EU.
Roeland Baan, CEO at Topsoe, said, “We are willing and able to support society’s green ambitions and the need to accelerate the energy transition, and we have the technology to do it. With our new electrolyzer production plant, we lead the way in speeding up commercial-size Power-to-X solutions, and we do it with our highly innovative technology that outmatches technologies currently in the market.”
Dorte West, Mayor of Herning Municipality, said, “Sustainability is highly prioritized by the City Council and fits perfectly together with Topsoe’s Power-to-X plans that points to the future.”