The opening ceremony for the “Desan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant”, where Doosan Fuel Cell supplied 114 hydrogen fuel cells, was held on the 28th of July.
Daesan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant is the world’s first and largest fuel cell by-product hydrogen power plant.
The ceremony was held at the Daesan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant located in Seosan, Chungnam with the attendance of Prime Minister Jeong Se-gyun, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Chung Seung-il, Governor Yang Seung-jo of Chungnam-do, Seosan Mayor of Mangjeong-ho, Suwon Kyung Doo, CEO of Doosan Fuel Cell, and CEO Inwha Jeong of Hanwha Energy.
Doosan Fuel Cell supplied 114 units of 440kW by-product hydrogen fuel cells* (50MW in total capacity) developed with its own technology. In addition, it will also be responsible for the maintenance of fuel cells for the next 20 years. (*The size per fuel cell is 8.3mx 2.5mx 3.0m)
By-product hydrogen fuel cell is a high-efficiency power generation system that produces electricity and heat by reacting oxygen and electrochemical reactions by using by-product hydrogen generated as a by-product in the petrochemical process as fuel.
It is not only an eco-friendly power generation that does not generate any air pollutants such as greenhouse gases, but it also has an internal filter that can filter out ultra-fine dust, making air purification possible. Fuel cells have the advantage of being able to produce electricity stably compared to other renewable energy sources, such as solar power and wind power, and to generate more electricity per installation area.
Doosan Fuel Cell, Hanwha Energy, and Korea East-West Power Co., Ltd. established Daesan Green Energy in January 2018 and built a 50MW class Daesan hydrogen fuel cell power plant in Daesan Industrial Complex in Seosan-si, Chungnam. The power plant began commercial operation in June. It will produce 400,000 MWh of electricity annually, which can be used by about 160,000 households in Chungnam.
Doosan Fuel Cell CEO Yoo Soo-kyung said, “We expect that the successful completion of Daesan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant will be an important starting point for Korea to secure a technological competitive advantage in the global fuel cell market.” “We will strive to achieve 100% of the fuel cell localization rate, which is the level of %, and increase production, and strive to create an industrial ecosystem through shared growth with partners.”
Doosan Fuel Cell, which possesses hydrogen fuel cell source technology, established a production plant in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do in May 2017. It can produce up to 168 440 kW fuel cells per year (total of 74 MW). Doosan Fuel Cell has supplied 987 fuel cells totaling 433.86 MW to Korea