In December 2019, the European Union announced its Green Deal Strategy, which, if implemented, should make us fully emission-neutral by 2050. Green Hydrogen should play a very important role in this strategy. In July 2020, the European Commission adopted a hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe. It will help increase production of clean hydrogen in this part of the world. Hydrogen may be used as an energy carrier, raw material or fuel – it has many practical applications, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industry, transport, energy and construction sectors.
The “Next Generation EU” economic recovery plan of the European Commission emphasizes that hydrogen is an investment priority to stimulate economic growth and resilience, creation of local jobs and strengthening of EU’s global leadership.
Polenergia takes an active part in Poland’s energy transition process, also by building an economy based on clean green hydrogen.
Polenergia signed a letter of intent on the development of projects based on hydrogen technologies with Siemens Energy – a leading producer and supplier of hydrogen solutions (read more). Together with its Partner, the Company analyzes the concepts and develops the first projects associated with green hydrogen production through electrolysis of water by using renewable energy from its own assets.
Nowa Sarzyna Cogeneration Plant, a Polenergia Group company, joined an international consortium working together to promote the use of hydrogen as a zero-emission fuel for gas turbines in the existing installations in Europe. Nowa Sarzyna Cogeneration Plant uses two Frame6B gas turbines manufactured by Thomassen International with the capacity of 40 MW each, which in the future may be modified to co-fire hydrogen with natural gas and ultimate transition to clean hydrogen fuel. In addition to Ansaldo Thomassen and the Nowa Sarzyna Cogeneration Plant, partners in the cooperation agreement also include: Vattenfall, DOW, Nouryon, EmmTec, Hygear, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, DLR and OPRA Turbines.
Polenergia is a signatory of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance established in implementation of the EC Hydrogen Strategy (read more).
Another step was for Polenergia to join, as a Cooperating Partner, to the letter of intent initiated by the Ministry of Climate and Environment to establish a partnership for the hydrogen economy and to sign a sector hydrogen agreement: (read more).
In 2021, Polenergia was accepted to the Hydrogen Europe organization associating the major companies supplying and implementing hydrogen technologies in Europe and globally. Membership in Hydrogen Europe will allow Polenergia to participate in the creation of a hydrogen market by establishing new, resilient business relationships. Activity in HE involves the development of postulates in key areas of hydrogen development, not only on the domestic market but also in Europe. It is also access to knowledge resources associated with technologies and business aspects of the development of hydrogen investments.
According to the strategy, thanks to the initiated and implemented partnerships for the development of hydrogen and hydrogen projects and utilization of its RES energy production potential, the Polenergia Group wishes to become a producer of green hydrogen to support the decarbonization of Poland and European Union.