Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Iceland: Geothermal Powered Hydrogen Production at Hellisheiði to Begin Soon

Hydrogen to Be Produced in Iceland (Iceland Monitor)

(Courtesy mbl.is/Golli)
The Icelandic power company ON Power (Orka náttúrunnar) will begin the production of hydrogen at the end of August, as part of a European project, Morgunblaðið reports. 

An electrolyzer  has been purchased and is being installed next to Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant in Southwest Iceland. 

Sale of hydrogen for vehicles could begin as early as October. Two other Icelandic companies, Orkan, owned by Skeljungur hf., and Icelandic New Energy, participate in the project. Orkan opened two hydrogen stations earlier this summer.

Bjarni Már Júlíusson, CEO of ON Power, states that the idea is to produce the hydrogen by the geothermal power plant and to distribute it in bottles to prevent any loss in transport. The hydrogen will be produced at one location and delivered at two to three stations.