Shell approves Verdagy electrolyzers for future green hydrogen projects

Energy giant Shell has provided a technical endorsement of electrolyzers developed by Verdagy, the U.S. renewable hydrogen electrolysis company. The approval qualifies Verdagy as a supplier in Shell’s upcoming green hydrogen projects.

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On March 28, Verdagy said Shell technically approved its 20MW eDynamic electrolyzers after completing a HAZOP (safety) review as well as a detailed design and technology development assessment.

The U.S. company claims its electrolyzers provide the lowest levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH) in line with its commitment to achieving the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of $2/kg of levelized cost for renewable hydrogen by 2026.

Earlier this month, Vedargy secured a $39.6 million grant from the Department of Energy to accelerate the high-volume manufacturing of advanced alkaline water eDynamic electrolyzers.

“The Verdagy and Shell teams are excited by the successful completion of this year-long collaboration, and I look forward to the uptake of Verdagy’s advanced electrolyzers by the industry following Shell’s technology endorsement,” said Marty Neese, CEO of Verdagy.

Andrew Beard, Vice President of Hydrogen, Shell, commented: “Verdagy has developed and commercialized dynamic and cost-competitive electrolyzers for infrastructure-scale projects. We’re excited with the outcomes of our evaluations and are enthusiastic to continue working with Verdagy in the near future.”

Recently, Shell signed an agreement with U.S.-based Bloom Energy to collaborate on developing replicable, large-scale, solid oxide electrolyzer (SOEC) systems that would produce hydrogen for potential use at its assets.

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Shell’s hydrogen portfolio includes several projects in varying stages of development. One of them is Holland Hydrogen I, which is expected to be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant once operational in 2025. The 200 MW electrolyzer will be constructed on the Tweede Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam and will produce around 60,000-80,000 kilograms of renewable hydrogen per day.

The renewable power for the electrolyzer will come from the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord), which is partly owned by Shell.

Other projects include REFYHNE in Germany and the 20 MW power-to-hydrogen electrolyzer and hydrogen refueling stations in China.