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San Group Builds First Green Hydrogen Production in Lower Austria

By April 22, 2021 2   min read  (350 words)

April 22, 2021 |

San Group Hydrogen

At the Herzogenburg site, the SAN Group will, from 2022, be able to produce up to 100kg of CO2-neutral green hydrogen each day.

The SAN Group is investing in a hydrogen plant in the Herzogenburg industrial park, which is operated 100% with renewable energy. To supply the electrolysis, a dedicated photovoltaic system with a capacity of 1.5 MW is being built on the roofs of the company’s own industrial park. This corresponds to an annual energy consumption of around 200 households.

“ Our system aims to store solar energy 24 hours and thus to be able to use it. The fully integrated energy concept with waste heat recovery and reconversion of the excess hydrogen into electricity will supply the entire SAN Group location in the future, ”says Martin Blauensteiner, managing director of SAN Real and project manager, enthusiastically.

“ Some of the hydrogen is used for our own company fleet, but it is also available to external partners. We are currently in talks with numerous companies and municipalities in the region, to whom we are offering the opportunity to try out the energy of the future, green hydrogen, and to deal with the topic, ”says Peter Kickinger, Chief Finance Officer SAN Group.

“ The project is just the beginning of a series of investments by the SAN Group in renewable energy production. It’s about setting the course today for a better tomorrow. This can only be achieved with courageous investments in innovative concepts. The SAN Group will be a pioneer in many areas, ”explains Erich Erber, founder and president of the SAN Group.

The total investment in hydrogen production including connected photovoltaics amounts to around 3 million euros. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in spring 2022. The project partner is the Upper Austrian family company Fronius International GmbH.

About SAN Group

The SAN Group with currently around € 50 million in sales and 250 employees on 4 continents is a global biotechnology and venture capital company with headquarters in Singapore. Based on a solid equity position, it primarily invests in scalable and sustainable business models in the fields of agriculture, renewable energies and real estate. www.san-group.com

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