SoHyCal: Solar PV Hydrogen production plant in Central CaliforniaCalifornia Energy Commission (CEC)
The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the approval of funds for a grant of 3.96 million dolars to the project “Solar PV Hydrogen production plant in Central California“, SoHyCal, presented by H2B2, within the framework of the Alternative and Renewable Fuel & Vehicle Technology Program.
The project, promoted by H2B2, will be a pioneer in the world, from both technical and commercial point of view, and consists in the construction, financing and operation of a 100% renewable hydrogen production plant with PEM technology, with a nameplate capacity of up to 3,000 kg/day, using renewable energy from a photovoltaic plant.
It also involves storing the hydrogen in compressed gas, dispensing into tube-trailers up to 520 bar, and capability of injection of hydrogen blended with natural gas.
More details about the project SoHyCal
Engineering developed involving 3 x EL460N (7.5 MW) electrolyser design
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) secured.
Land agreement established. Permitting process on-going.
On financial closing. Project starting in 2021
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