FROM 2023, MOL WILL ALSO PRODUCE GREEN HYDROGEN AT THE DANUBE REFINERY with the help of the OLAJTERV Engineering Co. Ltd
2022. November 24.
The search for new paths, the pursuit of continuous improvement and transformation are essential foundations for the future of the Danube Refinery, both in terms of oil diversification, value chain expansion and energy used, in a continuous search for new, future-oriented and more sustainable options. An important step in this process is the green hydrogen project, which is not only important for compliance with European Union directives, but also an extremely useful investment for environmental reasons. The green hydrogen project is therefore not only driven by environmental concerns but also by EU directives. Indeed, an EU directive requires that by 2030, 2.6% of the energy in fuel should come from green hydrogen. This can be done in two ways: by selling the fuel as green hydrogen or by producing the hydrogen used in refining as green hydrogen in the first place.
MOL's investment will take place next to the solar park, where a 10 MW electrolysis plant will be built. This will create a modular system that can be easily expanded in the future, producing 1600 tonnes of hydrogen per year. Commissioning of the system is expected in the first half of 2023, with a total investment of around €22 million. MOL is one of the largest consumers and producers of hydrogen in the domestic hydrogen market.
The US company Plug Power is supplying the equipment in containers, while the operational design (ISBL) is being carried out by the Dutch engineering firm Frames. The external connections to the refinery (OSBL) and the installation are designed by OLAJTERV Engineering Co. Ltd.