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Largest green hydrogen plant in Central Europe inaugurated, while plant set to become North America’s largest passes FEED stage


View of the green hydrogen plant in Százhalombatta, Hungary Photo: MOL Group
MOL Group’s new 10 MW green hydrogen plant in Százhalombatta, Hungary, is claimed to be the largest such facility in Central and Eastern Europe

Photo: MOL Group

International oil company MOL Group has inaugurated a new green hydrogen plant in Százhalombatta, Hungary, reportedly the largest such facility in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on a 10 MW electrolysis unit supplied by Plug Power, the plant will produce 1,600 t/y of green hydrogen per year using electricity from renewable sources.

The new technology is predicted to gradually replace the natural gas-based production process at the Danube refinery, which currently accounts for one sixth of MOL Group’s total CO2 emissions. The company expects the green hydrogen plant to reduce the carbon footprint of the refinery by more than 25,000 t/y of CO2.  


MOL is also planning to build green hydrogen plants at its refineries in Rijeka and Bratislava.  


FEED for first phase of large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia plant in North America

Meanwhile, EverWind Fuels has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the first phase of development of its 240,000 t/y green hydrogen to green ammonia project in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, Canada, reportedly the first large-scale green hydrogen to green ammonia production facility in North America.


The project will use PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolysers and ammonia synthesis technology from Casale to convert water from the man-made Landrie Lake, and energy primarily from newly-built wind farms, into green hydrogen and green ammonia. EverWind is planning to develop the Windy Ridge, Kmtnuk, and Bear Lake wind farms together with Membertou, Paqtnkek and Potlotek First Nations partners. Two of the wind farms have received environmental approval and all three are expected to be operational by the end of 2026.


Deloitte carried out a socio-economic study of the benefits of the Point Tupper project, the first phase of which is expected to produce 240,000 t/y of green ammonia. EverWind notes that the ‘experience, learnings and expertise gained through the FEED process will directly benefit the ongoing development of future phases of the project in Nova Scotia, as well as the concurrent development of a world-scale green fuels project in Newfoundland and Labrador’.


Point Tupper site

EverWind Fuels’ 240,000 t/y green hydrogen to green ammonia project to be built at Point Tupper, Canada, reportedly will be the first such large-scale facility in North America

Photo: EverWind Fuels 


In other news

Elsewhere, Global Energy Storage (GES) and Provaris Energy are looking to develop a multi-client, multi-product terminal in Rotterdam, able to import both refrigerated ammonia and compressed hydrogen, with redeliveries into barges, rail tank-cars, truck containers and the hydrogen grid (HyNetwork) operated by Gasunie, for supply to industrial users in the Port of Rotterdam and key industrial users in Europe.


Meanwhile, OCP Group and Fortescue Energy have announced a new joint venture in Morocco that aims to supply green hydrogen, ammonia and fertilisers to Morocco, Europe and international markets. The equal partnership includes the potential development of large-scale integrated green ammonia and fertiliser production facilities, including renewables, energy generation, electrolysis, ammonification and fertiliser production; manufacturing of green technology and equipment; and the development of an R&D and technology hub alongside Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) near Marrakech to advance the rapidly growing renewable energy sector in Morocco.