Initially, 10% of the gas feed will be replaced with hydrogen and, if all goes well, this will be increased to 20%.
Cedric Osterrieth, CEO Engie Generation Europe, said:
- Engie believes in hydrogen as a key link to a carbon-neutral economy and wants to take a pioneering role with these industrial-scale tests, both in terms of research and practical implementation
- This pilot project will give us better insights into the use of hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions, bringing us one step closer to a carbon-neutral future
The roadmap consists of a combination of measures such as:
- the reuse of hydrogen and CO₂
- further investments in electrification
- the switch to recycled or bio-based raw materials where possible
- the use of ‘green heat’ and renewable energy
- Today, Ineos already produces 300,000 tons of hydrogen on an annual basis as a ‘co-product’ of its chemical processes
- This hydrogen is largely used as a low-carbon fuel and as a raw material in its own production processes so that fewer fossil raw materials have to be used
- Ineos recently started a new business activity that focuses on the development of «clean hydrogen capacity»
Many experts feel that H2 will become an important renewable energy source as the world moves toward climate-neutral power targets.