Metacon has signed a MoU with the Regional Directorate of State Forests (RDSF) in Katowice, Poland for a 5MW green hydrogen project.
The pilot project is planned for this year, with hydrogen production expected to begin in early 2024, with a 5MW electrolyser linked to a planned RDSF solar PV installation Katowice will be seen.
Metacon will be supplying electrolyser equipment and turnkey infrastructure, and the PV system will be owned and operated by RDSF.
This MoU is part of RDSF’s development project ‘forests of energy’ which is targeting investments in fossil-free energy and hydrogen. Also, it will begin the construction of several facilities for green hydrogen production for the transportation sector.
Christer Wikner, President and CEO of Metacon, explained that the focus of the MoU is helping to boost the transition to hydrogen and fossil-free energy in transport: “The opportunity to use hydrogen to both store locally fossil-free energy and use it to power emission-free transports summaries the core of our vision of contributing to self-sufficient and sustainable societies.”
It follows last year when Metacon revealed that it is set to supply an integrated green hydrogen production, storage, fuel cell and refuelling system to Romanian firm, Ground Investment Corp, under a €16.1m agreement.