H2B2, leading technology company in the renewable hydrogen value chain, has been awarded a $3.5 million contract to develop and install the first two green hydrogen production and supply stations in Colombia. This is the second largest order in its history after the 3MW SoHyCal project in California. It confirms the expansion of H2B2 and reinforces its presence in a growing Latin American market with Ecopetrol, one of the main integrated energy companies in the Americas and a leader in the field in Colombia.
The award follows Ecopetrol’s visit last December to H2B2’s technology development center, and after seeing the operation of the hydrogen generator supplied and installed at FM Logistic’s logistics center in Toledo to produce and dispense emission-free hydrogen to the company’s fleet of vans and forklifts. In January of this year, at the same time that Ecopetrol received the first industrial electrolyzer at the Cartagena Refinery developed by H2B2, the Colombian company solicited a bid for the development of two renewable hydrogen refueling stations for sustainable mobility projects in the cities of Bogota and Cartagena. Following the invitation to tender, H2B2 has recently been awarded both pioneering projects in the country.
The new hydrogen production and supply technology acquisitions will produce around 4kg/h of this energy vector thanks to two PEM technology electrolyzers developed by H2B2. One of the refueling stations will be destined for a sustainable mobility project in the city of Cartagena, for the supply of hydrogen to light and heavy vehicles and includes the production of about 1kg/h thanks to the EL10N electrolyzer. The one destined for Bogota will be accompanied by the company’s EL30N electrolyzer, which will produce and dispense nearly 3kg/h of renewable hydrogen to heavy vehicles, such as buses.
The two electrolytic hydrogen generation systems, with refueling stations for bus and light vehicle applications, are part of Ecopetrol’s 2050 Net Zero Emissions Plan. It is estimated that both stations will arrive in Colombia in the 4Q of this year, and their start-up is planned for early 2023.
H2B2 is a technology company founded in 2016 that promotes, develops, finances, designs, integrates, builds, operates and maintains hydrogen production systems based on water electrolysis, providing complete solutions for generation, compression, storage, commercialization, stations of service and all other uses of green hydrogen.