Vattenfall sets sights on hydrogen

A collaboration between Vattenfall and Preem is set to create fossil-free hydrogen for biofuel production is entering the next phase, with a study to examine opportunities for building a large-scale production facility at the refinery in Lysekil, Sweden.

Preem is Sweden’s largest producer of fuel, and its target of producing 5 million cubic metres of biofuel by 2030 will require a sizable supply of hydrogen, and the possibly is there for extensive water electrolysis to produce the required volumes. Should the study prove positive, the next step could be construction of the first electrolysis facility at the Lysekil refinery, amounting to 200-500MW.

For Sweden to reach its climate objective of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from transport by 70 per cent by 2030, production of renewable fuels must increase dramatically. Reaching this goal will require more electricity and more fuel for the existing vehicle fleet.

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