Air Liquide moves closer to FID on Dutch electrolysers
Award of support from IPCEI Hy2Use scheme has improved business case, says hydrogen supplier
Two of industrial gases firm Air Liquide’s electrolyser projects have taken a major step towards FID following a decision by the Dutch state to offer them support through the EU’s Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) Hy2Use programme. The Elygator and Curthyl developments will each have 200MW of electrolyser capacity and produce a total of around 30,000t/yr green hydrogen. Elygator will be located in Terneuzen and Curthyl at the Maasvlakte 2 ‘conversion park’ in Rotterdam. The green hydrogen will be integrated into Air Liquide’s existing portfolio of assets, displacing existing grey hydrogen supply and cutting emissions by some 5mn t CO₂ over the period of operation.