European Energy has said its planned PtX plant in Esbjerg, Denmark will be ready in the first half of 2023, offering a supply of green hydrogen to ships docked in the municipality’s port, as well as Danish industrial customers.

Esbjerg utilities company, DIN Forsyning has also entered into an agreement with European Energy which will see excess heat from the production of green hydrogen used to heat the equivalent of 200 typical households during the project’s start-up phase.

Claus Nielsen, Business Development Manager at DIN Forsyning, said, “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.”

H2 View understands the Esbjerg plant will be powered directly from wind turbines based in Måde, Denmark.

Plans for the Esbjerg site were announced in 2021, with anticipation of seeing the plant reach 1GW of capacity by 2024 once fully operational.

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Rene Alcaraz Frederiksen, Head Project Economic & Optimisation for Power-to-X at European Energy, commented, “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.”

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