The hydrogen was produced from the first set of electrolyser stacks as part of the planned start-up and testing of production equipment at the 20 MW HySynergy facility. The start of the commissioning phase was executed according to plan, confirming that the electrolyser, power supply and ancillaries operate as intended. The small amount of hydrogen produced was safely vented into the atmosphere with no environmental impact.
The HySynergy project will be developed in stages, with the 20 MW electrolyser representing the first phase. Everfuel plans to add an up to 10 MW test facility, expected to be operational in 2023. The facility will enable electrolyser manufacturers to test equipment in a controlled environment where the produced hydrogen can be used by Everfuel or Crossbridge.
The test facility will be offered to a shortlisted group of electrolyser suppliers in the tender for the second phase of HySynergy, which has received DKK 246.3 million in Danish IPCEI funding. Phase two is set to add a further 300 MW of capacity in 2025 through the development of three 100 MW sections. The DKK 246.3 million funding will be used to finance the construction of the first of the 100 MW sections.
Jacob Krogsgaard, founder and CEO of Everfuel, said: “First hydrogen is a major milestone both for Everfuel and for a greener society. We are executing on our promise to soon bring commercial green hydrogen to the market, and I am grateful to the project team and partners who have worked tirelessly to make this happen on schedule amid a challenging supply chain market.”