H2B2 commissions North America’s largest operational green hydrogen plant
This project, from both a technical and commercial point of view, consists of the construction, financing and operation of a 100% renewable hydrogen production plant with PEM technology.
It has a nameplate capacity of up to three tons per day, using renewable energy from a photovoltaic plant.
“In the quest for a greener energy transition, SoHyCal represents a cornerstone in California's commitment to developing and promoting clean and sustainable hydrogen fuel technologies," said Pedro Pajares, CEO of H2B2 USA.
SoHyCal Production and Scale
SoHyCal is fully operational in its first phase, harnessing the power of renewable energy and cutting-edge electrolysis technology, producing up to one ton per day of green hydrogen powered by biogas.
It will transition into solar energy in phase two, expected to produce a total of three tons per day of green hydrogen powered by PV by Q2 of 2024.
This amount of hydrogen will fuel up to 210,000 cars per year or 30,000 city buses, said the company.
H2B2 secured a $3.96 million (€3.7 million) grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) Clean Transportation Program for the SoHyCal project.
This grant has been instrumental in supporting the production of up to one ton (1t) per day of 100% emission-free hydrogen to serve Hydrogen Refueling Stations in the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, added H2B2.
The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has also been a key partner in making the SoHyCal project a reality, playing a pivotal role in facilitating H2B2's journey toward building the largest green hydrogen production facilities in the US.