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Shell opens 10 MW hydrogen electrolyser at Wesseling site of German refinery

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Shell opens 10 MW hydrogen electrolyser at Wesseling site of German refinery

FRANKFURT, July 2 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Friday launched Europe’s biggest hydrogen electrolysis plant of 10 megawatts (MW) called Refhyne at the Wesseling site of its Rheinland refinery after two years of construction, expanding further into alternative energies.

The plant will produce green fuels within a European Union-funded consortium which is already setting sights on a facility of 100 MW at the site near Cologne to scale up its commercial operations.

Hydrogen is considered “green” when it is produced from renewable power from wind or solar through electrolysis whereas “grey” hydrogen from fossil fuels is a feedstock in many standard industry processes today.

“Shell wants to become a leading supplier of green hydrogen for industrial and transport customers in Germany,” said Huibert Vigeveno, Downstream Director at Shell.

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