ZEG power opens world’s first clean hydrogen plant with integrated carbon capture
Energy Valley member ZEG Power AS and H2 Production AS opened the world’s first commercial plant for clean hydrogen production with integrated carbon capture at CCB Energy Park at Kollsnes, Norway earlier this week.
“ZEG’s mission is to realize efficient and clean production of hydrogen from gas with integrated CO2 capture, offering technology for the production of affordable and sustainable hydrogen, which can contribute to global energy security,” said CEO of ZEG, Arild Selvig.
The opening represents a significant milestone for both companies in their pursuit of a sustainable, low-carbon future, aligning with the Norwegian government’s hydrogen and climate initiatives and the EU’s “Green Deal.”
“The ZEG H1 is an important step on our journey to becoming a commercial company. It is an honor to collaborate with H2P and our other high-quality partners, a cooperation which hopefully can propel ZEG to the forefront of next-generation clean hydrogen technology,” said Selvig.
The ZEG H1 production plant, located near the Northern Lights CO2 storage facility, will produce approximately 1 ton of hydrogen per day and aims to provide captured CO2 for permanent subsea storage.
From an energy perspective, Norway holds a strategic position in Europe, and the ZEG technology has the potential to offer Europe clean hydrogen derived from Norwegian gas, making it a significant opportunity.
CCB Energy and H2P have played a leading role in the development of the Energy Park, focusing on environmentally friendly companies. H2P’s role as a future hydrogen producer and purchaser of the ZEG H1 plant has been crucial.