Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New Zealand: Mokai Geothermal Power Plant to Help Produce Hydrogen

Hydrogenics to Deliver First Green Hydrogen Production Station to New Zealand (News Release)

Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation, fueling equipment and hydrogen-based fuel cell power modules, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Halcyon Power – a joint venture of New Zealand-based Tuaropaki Trust and Obayashi Corporation of Japan – to supply a carbon-free hydrogen production facility in New Zealand.

The 1.5 megawatt hydrogen production project is scheduled to be in operation by 2020 and will be a valuable asset supporting joint research and development initiatives by Tuaropaki Trust and Obayashi Corporation, which are working towards implementing a hydrogen supply chain for New Zealand and Japan. The “green” (carbon neutral) hydrogen will be generated using electricity from stable, cost-effective geothermal energy in Mokai, Taupo, located adjacent to an existing Tuaropaki power plant (owned by the Tuaropaki Power Company and operated by Mercury Energy).

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