Excess heat from green hydrogen production to heat Danish homes

European Energy’s planned Power-to-X plant in Esbjerg, Denmark, is expected to start supplying green hydrogen to the Port of Esbjerg in the first half of 2023. The surplus heat from hydrogen production will be used to heat the equivalent of 200 average households.

The Power-to-X (PtX) plant will produce green hydrogen for ships docked in the harbor of Esbjerg as well as for industrial customers in Denmark. Multi-utility company DIN Forsyning has entered into an agreement with European Energy to take the excess heat from production. This surplus heat will be able to heat the equivalent of 200 average households in the start-up phase.

Claus Nielsen, Business Development Manager at DIN Forsyning, said: “We are very happy with this agreement we have entered with European Energy. The more surplus heat we can use in our district heating system without producing it ourselves, the better. When we can use resources that are left over from other processes, it is a win-win all the way around. For the climate, our customers, European Energy and for ourselves. The facility will also contribute important knowledge about how we integrate and operate this type of sector integration.”

The PtX plant will be connected directly to the large wind turbines in Måde, thus running 100% on local green electricity.

“The plant is also a demonstration plant within sector coupling and will provide valuable knowledge to the industry on how to make sector coupling in practice when even larger plants are to be built,” said Rene Alcaraz Frederiksen, Head Project Economics & Optimization for Power-to-X at European Energy.

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