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Statkraft supplies Air Liquide with wind power for large-scale green H2 electrolyzer

Statkraft and Air Liquide have concluded a wind PPA to produce green H2. The renewable energy will power Air Liquide’s new electrolyzer plant in Oberhausen to produce renewable H2 at industrial scale for industry and transport applications.

The Norwegian state-owned company will supply Air Liquide with renewable power from its wind portfolio in Germany for three years starting in 2024. The French producer of technical gases will use the power to produce renewable H2 at large scale in its newly built 20-MW Trailblazer water-electrolysis plant in Oberhausen, Germany. This PPA will allow Air Liquide to certify the H2 as renewable and to achieve full REDII-compliance, so their customers will be able to market products with a lower-carbon footprint.

"This is our first green electricity PPA that enables the production of green H2. With our wind farm portfolio, we could offer Air Liquide a solution that meets their needs at competitive prices," said Sascha Schröder, Vice President Central European Organization. “The green electricity supplied will be used to produce green H2 on a large scale. This is an important basis for the transformation of industrial processes to permanently reduce the CO2 emissions of industry in Germany. This means that we already have the solutions for tomorrow today."

The electrolyzer will be integrated into the existing infrastructure of Air Liquide in the Rhine-Ruhr-valley to supply key industries and the transport sector with renewable H2 and oxygen.

“With this new contract, Air Liquide takes another step towards the energy transition, supplying its operations with renewable electricity. Securing access to renewable energy is a key element of Air Liquide’s decarbonization and sustainable development strategy. It allows us to meet the growing demand from our customers for competitive low-carbon solutions,” said Gilles Le Van, Vice President Large Industries and Energy Transition for Air Liquide in Central Europe.

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