The Swedish Energy Agency has pledged SEK3 million (£257,800) for the preliminary planning of a new fossil-free hydrogen gas facility in Gothenburg.
Located at Preem’s Gothenburg refinery, it is expected to be the largest facility of its kind in the world – with a capacity of 18MW – and reduce 25,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.
Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall said: “It is very gratifying that the Swedish Energy Agency also sees the potential in Preem and Vattenfall’s shared target of greatly reducing emissions from road transport.
“Vattenfall now has a further opportunity to develop the market for hydrogen gas production from fossil-free electricity.”
The Swedish Energy Agency is also providing £5 million for a carbon-free steel project.