New hydrogen and ammonia plant for Finland


Hy2gen is to build an 800MW ammonia plant near the town of Kokkola in Finland and produce renewable hydrogen at a neighbouring site.

The port of Kokkola in Finland is an ideal location for the project because it is already well suited to handle and provide transport of large amounts of ammonia. 760.000 t/a of renewable ammonia will be produced 9 km away from the harbour, using Hydrogen produced by Plug Power generated with 800 MW of electricity on a neighbouring site.

The production of renewable ammonia in comparison to the grey variety will save up to 1.220.000 t/a of CO2 in the production process. That is in addition to the emissions saved through the use of renewable ammonia instead of conventional fuels.

The ammonia will be exported through the facilities at Kokkola-harbour and distributed by Hy2gen’s partners. The site in Kokkola is one of several strong locations Hy2gen is currently developing in the Baltic region.

“The market for synthetic fuels is developing fast, particularly along the major sea routes and in the European core markets,” Cyril Dufau-Sansot, CEO of Hy2gen AG, said. “Hy2gen is working hard to support this development towards renewable fuels and energy carriers through our existing presence and various projects in the region. Hy2gen already has a strong presence in the Nordic region as a partner in the Iverson eFuels-project in Norway, developing large-scale green ammonia production as fuel to the maritime fleet.

The company is partnering with Plug Power to produce renewable hydrogen at a neighbouring site.

“Our partnership with Plug Power will ramp up the necessary production of renewable fuels in the region, where ample renewable energy feedstock, the people and the country’s unwavering dedication will facilitate such projects to decarbonise industries and transportation.”

Plug is building an end-to-end green hydrogen ecosystem from production, storage and delivery to energy generation. In creating the first commercially viable market for hydrogen fuel cell technology, the company has deployed more than 60,000 fuel cell systems and over 185 fueling stations, more than anyone else in the world, and is the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen.

With plans to build and operate a green hydrogen highway across North America and Europe, Plug is building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory to produce electrolyzers and fuel cells and multiple green hydrogen production plants that will yield 500 tons of liquid green hydrogen daily by 2025.

Plug will deliver its green hydrogen solutions directly to its customers and through joint venture partners into multiple environments, including material handling, e-mobility, power generation, and industrial applications.

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