10 MW hydrogen plant inaugurated in Hungary

Largest plant in Central Europe

Hungarian oil company MOL Group has inaugurated a clean hydrogen plant in Százhalombatta, Hungary, capable of producing 1,600 tons of hydrogen a year. (Image: MOL Group)

Hungarian oil company MOL Group inaugurated the largest green hydrogen plant in Central and Eastern Europe.

The 10 MW plant in Szazholombatta, Hungary, is designed to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from the company’s Danube Refinery by 25,000 tonnes.

The new technology will gradually replace the natural gas-based production process, which currently accounts for one-sixth of the MOL Group’s total carbon dioxide emissions. The plant will start producing in the second half of 2024: MOL will use the green hydrogen primarily in its own network for fuel production.

Plug Power’s electrolysis equipment uses electricity from renewable sources to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. This means that no polluting by-products are generated and the plant produces 8-9 tonnes of pure oxygen per tonne of hydrogen. 

“We are thrilled to celebrate, in partnership with MOL, the inauguration of one of Europe’s largest green hydrogen plants supporting a refinery,” said Plug CEO Andy Marsh. “As a potent way to reduce carbon emissions within refinery operations, we are proud to equip MOL with cutting-edge electrolyzer technology to efficiently produce green hydrogen. Together, we are advancing towards carbon neutrality, fostering greener operations, and propelling the hydrogen economy forward.”

Image: MOL Hydrogen

Hungarian oil company MOL Group has inaugurated a clean hydrogen plant in Százhalombatta, Hungary, capable of producing 1,600 tons of hydrogen a year

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