Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Researchers Confirm Feasibility of Offshore Wind-based Hydrogen Production

    Mexican researchers from the Instituto Polit├ęcnico Nacional have conducted a study that confirms the feasibility and eco-friendliness of green hydrogen production from marine systems. The study, titled “Feasibility analysis of green hydrogen production from oceanic energy,” highlights the importance of marine farms with high capacity factors and significant wind speeds for offshore wind farms. The researchers recommend using PEME electrolyzers, which have faster response times to intermittent energy from marine sources. They also discuss cost-effective methods for transporting and storing wind energy, such as using electric cables for short distances and hydrogen shipping for longer distances. The researchers propose storing large quantities of hydrogen in salt caves.

    Meanwhile, Turkey is in negotiations with the United Arab Emirates to produce hydrogen and build an offshore wind facility in Mediterranean waters. Turkish Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar emphasized Turkey’s renewable energy potential and outlined their goals of achieving 42,000 MW of solar, 18,000 MW of wind, and 5,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2035.

    In other news, Lhyfe and Exogen have partnered to provide decarbonization solutions using green hydrogen for industrial steam, district heating, and mobility applications. They will target industries with significant process steam requirements, including pulp and paper, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, and the oil and gas sector.

    TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have signed an agreement for the long-term supply of green and low-carbon hydrogen to a TotalEnergies refining and petrochemical platform in Normandy, France. Air Liquide will build and operate an electrolyzer with a total electrical capacity of 200 MW.

    Lastly, Everfuel has decided to prioritize the development of green hydrogen production capacity, reallocating resources from refueling network investments. The company aims to capture value creation opportunities in Germany and Denmark.

    These developments demonstrate the growing interest and investment in offshore wind-based hydrogen production and its potential to contribute to a more sustainable energy future.

    Sources:
    – “Feasibility analysis of green hydrogen production from oceanic energy” – Instituto Polit├ęcnico Nacional
    – “Turkey to produce hydrogen, offshore wind power” – PV Magazine India
    – “Lhyfe and Exogen plan decarbonisation solutions with green hydrogen” – Gasworld
    – “Air Liquide to supply TotalEnergies with green hydrogen” – Hydrogen View
    – “Everfuel changes strategy to prioritize green hydrogen production” – Renewable Energy Magazine