The capacity increase has to do with the plans of SkyNRG to build Europe’s first dedicated production facility for sustainable jet fuel in Delfzijl, in collaboration with KLM, SHV Energy and Schiphol Airport.
In February, Nouryon and Gasunie announced that they would be carrying out a feasibility study for a 20 MW installation that would supply hydrogen to BioMCN in Delfzijl. It would then produce renewable methanol with it. Now that SkyNRG is also showing interest, the plans are scaled up to 60 MW, which amounts to 9,000 tons of hydrogen per year. According to Gerard van Pijkeren, Managing Director at Gasunie New Energy, this scaling confirms that the need for hydrogen, hydrogen transport and storage is growing rapidly.
SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel. In the new factory in Delfzijl, it wants to combine green hydrogen with waste and residual flows, such as used frying oil, to produce 100,000 tons of sustainable jet fuel and 15,000 tons of bioLPG per year. This results in an emission reduction of 270,000 tons of CO2 per year.