ENGIE and partners announced MULTIPLHY, a pioneering project to build the first multi-megawatt high-temperature electrolyser that generates renewable hydrogen to produce high-quality biofuels. The project was recently launched at Neste’s renewable products refinery in Rotterdam.
ENGIE will contribute its expertise at all stages of the project, including the engineering and preparation of the site for operational commissioning, the integration of the electrolyser, the definition of the facility testing protocol, participating in the supply of energy, developing the economic model of the facility, and obtaining the certification of renewable hydrogen through the CertifHy system.
Other consortium members include Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel, the CEA, the French research organisation as key technology partner, plant builder Paul Wurth and the cleantech company Sunfire.
MULTIPLHY is part of the EU Horizon 2020 FCH2-JU program and has obtained an overall funding of EUR 6.9 million.
The project marks the first demonstration of a high-temperature electrolyser in an industrial refining process, with a nominal power input of 2.6 MW and a hydrogen production capacity of 60 kg/h.
By the end of 2024, the consortium expects to produce about 960 tons of renewable hydrogen, thus avoiding the emission of approximately 8,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.