Researchers at the Franhoufer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) are working on a means for generating hydrogen directly from seawater, without the need for a desalination plant or similar technology. Instead, the water is desalinated using residual heat from the electrolyser.
The new hydrogen plant is optimised for offshore operation, and is tied in with a 500 MW windfarm to provide green energy to a proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser and a system for compressing the hydrogen gas generated so it can be transported to land.
It is estimated that the platform will be able to produce up to 50,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per annum.
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