New hydrogen site causes a bubble in Denmark

The Air Liquide facility can produce around 500kg of the gas a day without emitting carbon dioxide

By Jonny Bairstow

A new pilot site for the production of carbon-free hydrogen has been officially opened in Denmark.

Air Liquide’s 1.2MW HyBalance site will trial the production of carbon-free hydrogen from water using electrolysis technology – it is expected to enable the production of around 500kg of hydrogen a day without releasing greenhouse gas emissions.

The clean gas will be used to balance the electricity grid and store surplus electricity in the form of hydrogen – this will be useful considering 40% of the country’s electricity is produced from intermittent wind turbines.

The site will also supply a network of five hydrogen filling-stations in the region.

François Darchis, Senior Vice-President of Air Liquide, said: “Hydrogen energy has a tremendous potential to support energy transition.

“Air Liquide is proud to be part of the HyBalance project. It also contributes to the Group’s commitment to develop technological solutions towards lower greenhouse gas emissions in order to fight climate change.”