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Shell increases capacity of German electrolyzer project to 100 MW for biojet fuel

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March 15, 2021
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Shell's 10 MW electrolyzer project with ITM Power was seen as groundbreaking when it was first announced back in 2018 and set to be the world's largest electrolysis plant – now, it doesn't even crack the top 30 largest electrolyzer projects. This tenfold expansion and addition of biofuels capabilities to the refinery is no surprise; refining is an existing market for low-carbon hydrogen, which eases adoption of electrolysis technology, and Shell is already involved in an upcoming Canadian project with Enerkem for the use of low-carbon hydrogen for biofuels production. We expect more electrolyzers to be integrated into future, and perhaps existing, biofuels projects to further lower the carbon intensity of the fuels. 

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