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MOL inaugurates 10MW green hydrogen plant

RICHARD HEAP

April 11, 2024

Hungarian conglomerate MOL Group has inaugurated a 10MW green hydrogen plant at its Danube oil refingery in the town of Százhalombatta in Hungary.

MOL said the project would produce 1,600 tonnes of green hydrogen a year using electricity from renewable sources. It added the €22m facility would help reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by 25,000 tonnes, and was the largest such facility in central and eastern Europe.

The Danube Refinery green hydrogen plant is due to be commissioned in the second half of 2024, and uses Plug Power electrolysers. MOL is planning further green hydrogen production facilities in Bratislava and Rijeka.

József Molnár, chief executive of MOL Group, said: “Today, our new green hydrogen plant is only making MOL’s industrial operations greener, but tomorrow it will offer solutions for the whole industry and hydrogen mobility. After Száhalombatta, we will take the technology to the other two fuel production units of the group to make the fuel production process more sustainable at each of MOL Group’s refineries,” he said.