Klaipeda hydrogen project is underway for implementation

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The first green hydrogen production and refuelling stations project in Klaipėda, Lithuania, has completed environmental assessments and is moving forward.

The first green hydrogen production and refuelling stations project in Klaipėda and Lithuania is underway for implementation, with all environmental impact assessment procedures for the planned activities completed.

Specialists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have lit the green light for the production of this environmentally friendly fuel in the Klaipėda Port. The design of the site and the procurement of equipment are currently underway. Preparation of the hydrogen production facility is expected to start later this year.

The Environmental Impact Assessment analysed two potential sites in the Klaipėda Port for the planned development of green fuel (hydrogen) production and refuelling stations – the former Klaipėda Port Vessel Traffic Service area (Nemuno g. 8A, Klaipėda) and the Port Authority’s Fleet Base (Nemuno g. 40, Klaipėda). It also analysed the impact of these activities on the natural, living and social environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency, having assessed the findings of all involved companies, has decided that the site at Nemuno g. 40 is a more suitable location for this activity.

It will be equipped with a hydrogen production base and a refuelling system for the vehicles. It is planned to produce around 500 kg of hydrogen daily here, and for the territory to be located 150 metres or more from the nearest residential area. The Environmental Protection Agency concludes that this distance is perfectly safe.

In Klaipėda Port, green hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis using a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) type electrolyser or equivalent. The hydrogen plant will be installed in a standard 40-foot sea container.

The planned electricity demand for the hydrogen production equipment in the Klaipėda Port is 3 MW.

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