77 million from Enova to provide for hydrogen and carbon capture

A new hydrogen pilot facility will be established outside Bergen

10th of July 2020

Article from enerWE, by journalist Hilde Nyman

Enova has granted NOK 77.4 million in investment support to Coast Center Base AS (CCB) and ZEG Power for the establishment of an industrial pilot plant for carbon neutral hydrogen production at the Energy Park in Øygarden municipality outside Bergen. This appears in a press release.

"We are proud to be a strong contributor and facilitate the transition to new energy solutions. The combination of established business, access to resources and the unique location of the site provides great opportunities for industrial development, not only locally but also at a national level," said Vice President Ronny Haufe of CCB in a press release.

The grant is assigned within Enova's programme for piloting new energy and climate technology.

"Being able to produce hydrogen cost-effectively is an important part of the low emission society, where hydrogen can play a central role both in the industry and for transport purposes. Therefore, it is very gratifying that CCB together with ZEG want to test out technology that can both increase the efficiency, bring down the price and cut emissions," says Nils Kristian Nakstad, CEO of Enova.

The plan is to start production of carbon neutral hydrogen in 2022.

"CCB and ZEG Power's project is at the heart of the Government's hydrogen strategy, as the project supports green restructuring while it also contributes to expand the considerable expertise that Norway has gained through the oil and gas industry. Norway wants to take a leadership role internationally within renewable and climate neutral energy, and this is a big step towards realizing that dream. Hydrogen will provide great opportunities for Norway as an energy nation," says Kathrine K. Ryengen, CEO of ZEG Power.

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