H2 Production AS is hydrogen production company established at the Energy Park in Norway. During 2024 the company will offer clean hydrogen from natural gas with integrated carbon capture.
Hydrogen producer in Western Norway
H2 Production is a subsidiary to CCB Energy, with a focus on production of clean energy and other hydrogen based energy carriers.
In the Energy Park, the company installed a new hydrogen plant together with ZEG Power, as a technology provider. The plant is the world's first hydrogen plant to produce hydrogen from natural gas with carbon capture integrated in the production process.
During 2024, H2 Production will be able to offer clean hydrogen produced in the Energy Park, in Øygarden municipality outside of Bergen.
Owners and technology provider
The owners behind H2 Production are Bernh. Larsen Holding and Norsea Industrial Holdings, as equal parties, and with Wilhelmsen New Energy as the main owner of the latter. With a long and solid background from the petroleum and energy industry through its owner constellation, H2 Production is in posession of important knowledge and necessary, industrial knowledge.
The hydrogen plant itself is a pilot plant based on ZEG's unique and patented technology. A demo version of the technology is established and tested at a site outside Oslo, but in industrial size, this plant is the first in the world of its kind.
Hydrogen and carbon capture
The production plant in the Energy Park will produce clean hydrogen from natural gas, while capturing the CO2 in the production process. The captured carbon may be removed entirely from the carbon cycle by storing it away permanently. Alternatively it can be utilized as a utility product in for example food production.
H2 Production aims to be able to store the captured carbon through the local Northern Lights infrastructure for receiving and storing CO2 permanently underneath the seabed. By producing hydrogen from natural gas without CO2 emissions, H2 Production will contribute to achieving a climate friendly utilization of natural gas, of which Norway has vast resources. This is an improtant step on the way to etablishing competetive alternatives to the existing fossile products.
Production and upscaling
The pilot plant, categorized as a type ZEG H1, was installed according to plans in 2023. After completing the test phase, the plant will be able to produce up to one tonne of hydrogen per day.
The vision of H2 Production is to be able to scale up production by establishing a large-scale hydrogen plant in the next phase.
Unique location and short distances
The Energy Park is a very favourable location for the production of hydrogen as part of a complete and sustainable value chain, with emphasis on short-distance solutions.
The natural gas terminal that receives natural gas directly from the North Sea is located only about 1500 meters from the pilot plant. The gas is made available through two gas pipelines running directly from the terminal and through the Energy Park.
Along the harbour of the Energy Park, just 800 metres from the hydrogen plant, Northern Lights is located with its new CO2 reception facility. From here, captured carbon will be piped for permanent storage in reservoirs under the seabed.
In addition, the Energy Park is located along the main sea route to Bergen and at a short distance from Ågotnes, where Bergen's public harbour will be located. This will form a transport hub for future users of hydrogen and other hydrogen-based energy carriers.
At the Energy Park, waste products from production such as heat and CO2 may also be used as resources for nearby industries. Such short-lived solutions will lead to the lowest possible carbon footprint and contribute to achieving climate goals.
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