The Board of Topsoe has made the ultimate funding choice (FID) to start building of the world’s largest SOEC electrolyzer manufacturing plant in Herning, Denmark. Plant manufacturing capability is 500 MW per 12 months with an choice to develop to five GW.
Rendering of SOEC electrolyzer plant.
SOEC know-how consumes much less electrical energy than alkaline and PEM applied sciences, as the method requires much less energy total; with the mixing of a steam feed, the SOEC course of turns into much more environment friendly.
The case for utilizing electrolysis to provide inexperienced fuels is now effectively established, however manufacturing capability has at all times been the problem. We face this problem head on. We’re devoted to taking the lead on scaling power-to-x know-how to assist drive the power transition, and we’re investing over DKK 2 billion [US$267 million] to fulfill this demand and handle this elementary provide weak point. That is the only greatest funding within the firm’s historical past, clearly highlighting our dedication to driving the power transition, and we hope this large facility will act as a catalyst for brand spanking new funding sooner or later.
—Roeland Baan, Topsoe CEO
Sundus Cordelia Ramli, CCO of Topsoe’s Energy-to-X division, stated that Topsoe already has 500 MW of pre-sold capability and is in discussions with different potential offtake companions as effectively.
At 500 MW capability per 12 months, the brand new facility would be the world’s largest SOEC manufacturing plant. This can be a fast acceleration not only for Topsoe, but in addition Denmark.
Topsoe can be delivering on its REPowerEU ambitions when, in Could 2022, a Joint Declaration was signed together with different business leaders and the European Fee to decide to a tenfold improve of European electrolyzer manufacturing capability by 2025.
This can be a main assertion of intent from Topsoe, however it is usually a actuality that business can not lead this power transition alone. We glance in the direction of the EU and the Danish authorities for long-term incentives and supportive framework circumstances to proceed to speed up the inexperienced hydrogen market and anchor large-scale electrolyzer manufacturing proper right here within the EU.