Korean investment, electrolyzer technology provider
World Energy GH2’s Project Nujio’Qonik has a new partner, with SK ecoplant announcing a $50 million investment (20% stake) in the Newfoundland initiative. First launched in September last year, further details have emerged about Nujio’Qonik:
- up to 3 GW of onshore wind will power hydrogen & ammonia production. Two 1 GW wind farms have been announced (Port au Port and Codroy), with a third under consideration.
- 1.5 GW of electrolysers will produce 250,000 tonnes per year of electrolytic hydrogen, with an old pulp and paper mill site being considered for redevelopment.
Canada is creating a financial climate that is attracting investments of scale. Our country’s robust response to the US Inflation Reduction Act, including the Canada Growth Fund, Investment Tax Credits and Contracts for Difference, are innovative ways Canada is implementing to stand up an industry that can compete globally.World Energy GH2’s Chairman John Risley in his organisation’s official press release, 17 May 2023
Also in Nujio’Qonik news, Bloom Energy will provide solid oxide electrolysis cells for the initial phase of the project. Two electrolysis technologies – solid oxide and PEM – will be deployed side-by-side for hydrogen production: a noticeable trend seen in recent project announcements. SK ecoplant will design a facility which recycles the heat created during ammonia synthesis, producing low-grade steam which will be fed into the solid oxide electrolysis cells.
It reinforces the reality that Bloom’s Electrolyzer™ produces the lowest cost green hydrogen when paired with customer processes which give off excess heat, like ammonia, methanol and the synthesis of renewable fuels. We look forward to continued growth with World Energy and SK ecoplant and additional opportunities in this space, together with industrial decarbonization of high-temperature processes like steelmaking, glass, cement and other processes.Bloom Energy’s Vice President of Hydrogen Business Rick Beuttel in his organisation’s official press release, 22 May 2023
Pattern Energy: exports to Europe
On the other side of Newfoundland, the Port of Argentia will host a renewable hydrogen & ammonia export facility. Up to 1.4 GW of wind power will produce electrolytic hydrogen feedstock, with ammonia to be produced and exported from Canada. The project already has a capital investment of nearly $1 billion, and a target for final environmental approval is set for next year. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2025, with phase one producing 88,000 tonnes per year of ammonia for export to Europe.
*updated to reflect accurate details about Project Nujio’Qonik