Originally unveiling plans for the 350-tonnes-per-year facility in April 2021, the Domat/Ems, Switzerland plant was due to go onstream in the autumn of 2022, however, the companies have now said the site will be commissioned this autumn (2023).
H2 View understands Axpo and Rhiienergie kicked off the construction of the 2.5MW hydrogen production plant at the Reichenau hydropower plant this month (January).
Hydrogen produced from the site is planned to be delivered directly to hydrogen refuelling stations, as well as hopes for the energy carrier to be used in industrial applications in year to come.
“The hydrogen plant at the Reichenau power plant is one of several at river hydrogen plants that Axpo is planning in Switzerland over the next few years. Green hydrogen is an important pillar of the energy transition,” said Guy Bühler, Head Hydrogen at Axpo Group.
The companies have said they are jointly investing over CHF 8m ($8.6m) in the facility.
Although a comprehensive hydrogen refuelling network is yet to be established in Switzerland, Hyundai revealed in October last year (2022), its Swiss fleet of 47 XCIENT fuel cell heavy-duty trucks had accumulated more than five million km in two years.
A Successful Ecosystem for Green Hydrogen – London
It is becoming ever clearer that the entire green hydrogen ecosystem requires alignment. Hydrogen’s potential, performance, and safety are proven. Green hydrogen is widely accepted as a core pathway to Net Zero, yet the key levers in the transition are not yet in-sync.
At H2 View we recognise the increasingly challenging economic climate that various countries/economies are currently facing. We want to help as many companies as possible in the hydrogen space to achieve their needs as competitively and logically as possible. As a result, we felt it was a compelling decision to relocate our previously planned event in Iceland, to a venue in London.
Join H2 View in London, one of the foremost investment capitals of the world, for a 1.5-day event devoted to thought leadership, insights, and actionable takeaways in the green hydrogen ecosystem, combined with the connections and networking to deliver against those objectives.
This H2 View hydrogen summit is dedicated to dissecting the ecosystem requirements to truly realise a green hydrogen-fuelled future across industries, transport, and society. This event will tackle all sides of the energy ecosystem, from wind and solar power requirements to additionality, water sustainability, electrolyser technologies, and investment and policy climate.
You can find more information at h2-viewevents.com.