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World’s first two-way hydrogen production facility opens in Poland

A two-way hydrogen production installation of an electrolyser integrated with a combined heat and power plant, based on solid oxide cells, was opened in Elbląg (north Poland) on 17 May.

The project was carried out for three years by Centrum Badawczo-Rozwojowe im. Faradaya from the Polish energy company, Energa (part of the Orlen Group) and Instytut Maszyn Przepływowych in cooperation with Instytut Energetyki.

Since 2018, Energa has been focusing on research and development (R&D) in hydrogen production based on the company’s existing facilities. The facility can produce green hydrogen and act as a fuel cell, converting hydrogen into electricity, and be used as an energy storage facility.

“The launch of a two-way hydrogen production unit in Elbląg is a very important achievement as part of a project that we have been running for three years together with leading research institutes. The tests of the installation confirmed the assumed operating parameters, which is particularly important in the context of the increasing demand for green hydrogen in Poland and by the Orlen Group. We will continue to use the results of the project and the acquired know-how in current and future hydrogen projects implemented by our Group,” said Maciej Wiatrak, President of the Management Board of Centrum Badawczo-Rozwojowe im. Faraday.

The project is co-financed by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund via Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development.

“An important element of the project is the linkage between the developed system with a real power unit. The analyses and experimental studies carried out provide extensive knowledge about the unit’s operation in conditions of cooperation with a hydrogen-generating installation. The issue of cooperation of power units with hydrogen generation systems, using steam from power units’ turbine extraction will in the near future be one of the core issues faced by the production units of the domestic commercial power industry. The use of the system developed as part of the project leads to the optimisation of the operation of the steam block,” said Professor Marcin Lackowski, Director of Instytut Maszyn Przepływowych.

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