European Energy’s Power-to-X plant will be ready in Esbjerg in the first half of 2023 and will supply green hydrogen to the Port of Esbjerg. The surplus heat from the production goes into DIN Forsyning’s district heating network and can supply heat equivalent to 200 households in the immediate area.
European Energy will be ready in the first half of 2023 with the first Power-to-X (PtX) plant in Esbjerg municipality. The plant will produce green hydrogen for ships docked in the harbor of Esbjerg, as well as for industrial customers in Denmark. DIN Forsyning has entered into an agreement with European Energy to take the excess heat from production. This surplus heat will be able to heat the equivalent of 200 average households in the start-up phase.
– We are very happy with this agreement we have entered with European Energy. The more surplus heat we can use in our district heating system without producing it ourselves, the better. When we can use resources that are left over from other processes, it is a win-win all the way around. For the climate, our customers, European Energy and for ourselves. The facility will also contribute important knowledge about how we integrate and operate this type of sector integration, says Claus A. Nielsen, business development manager at DIN Forsyning.
Power-to-X based directly on local green power
The facility connects directly to the large wind turbines in Måde. It runs 100% on local green electricity. This means that it makes the surplus heat that DIN Forsyning takes is even more climate friendly.
– The plant is also a demonstration plant within sector coupling and will provide valuable knowledge to the industry on how to make sector coupling in practice when even larger plants are to be built, says Rene Alcaraz Frederiksen, Head Project Economics & Optimization, Power-to-X , from European Energy.
The plant is expected to be able to be expanded within a few years. Thus being able to supply even more hydrogen and excess heat.
Easy to utilize the heat
The location of the facility makes it easy for DIN Forsyning to utilize district heating without requiring large additional resources or investments:
– The future PtX plant is located in such a way that it is very easy for us to connect the excess heat to our district heating system. So, it doesn’t require us to build a lot extra to utilize the heat. In addition, the excess heat from production provides the right temperature for our district heating water, so we do not have to supplement with extra heating, concludes Claus A. Nielsen.
– European Energy’s PtX facility is expected to be ready in the first half of 2023.
– The facility is connected directly to local wind turbines and will produce green hydrogen for, among others, Esbjerg Harbour.
– The green hydrogen is produced by splitting water through the supply of wind turbine power in an electrolysis plant.
– The surplus heat from the production of hydrogen is expected to provide district heating equivalent to 200 households.
– The plant can later be expanded when the demand for green hydrogen increases.
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