As part of the energy transition, Shell attributes a key role to hydrogen as an energy carrier for power generation and mobility. With our Refhyne I electrolysis plant, we invested early in hydrogen production at our site in Wesseling. The current hydrogen production capacities of 10MW are to be expanded in the Shell Energy and Chemical Park Rheinland in the future. Shell is planning another electrolysis with additional capacities of 100MW. In the future, the HYLOAD project is to become a planned hydrogen loading as a link between local hydrogen production and non-line transport to customers in the region. As the core of the regional hydrogen supply chain, the innovative high-pressure loading technology is intended to further strengthen the demonstration character of the Rhineland hydrogen model region and enable multiplication spillover effects for other regions of Germany and Europe.
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In the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland up to 3,000 employees are set to develop innovative energy ideas in partnership with industry, politics and society. In doing so, they'll be making an important contribution to Shell's goal of becoming a net-zero-emissions energy company by 2050 at the latest. In the medium term, crude oil will only be used for specialty products such as chemicals, lubricants or bitumen. The new focus is on the circular economy, regenerative organic products, and green hydrogen. The first new plants – such as a 10-megawatt hydrogen electrolysis plant – have already been completed. Construction has begun on a bio-LNG plant. Additionally, an Energy Campus is being created. It will serve as a modern hub where companies, start-ups, research institutes and other players can jointly drive the energy transition.