RWE, the UK’s leading electricity generator and one of the country’s leading renewable energy companies, announced in May 2024 that they plan to develop a groundbreaking green hydrogen project at Grangemouth. RWE’s Grangemouth Green Hydrogen plant will accelerate the move to a sustainable economy complementing Scottish Government’s ‘Just Transition’.

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RWE will supply the hydrogen produced from renewable electricity to INEOS Grangemouth, assisting them in significantly reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

The project could be operational by 2029 and constructed on land within the Grangemouth industrial complex.

RWE has completed concept, feasibility and pre-Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) studies. A grid connection has been secured and the company is shortlisting electrolyser suppliers. The next steps will be progressing towards a planning application which will include local consultation on the project.

Sopna Sury, COO Hydrogen RWE Generation: “This is a significant step towards RWE’s ambitions for the production of green hydrogen in Scotland. As one of the world’s leading energy companies, RWE has significant experience in onshore and offshore wind, developing green hydrogen production plants and operating large scale gas plants. This project at Grangemouth aligns with the Scottish Government’s vision for a ‘Just Transition’, putting Scotland at the forefront of the green revolution while protecting jobs and decarbonising Grangemouth.”

Colin Pritchard, Sustainability Director at the INEOS Grangemouth site, said: “We are pleased to support RWE in their investment in green hydrogen at our site in Grangemouth. This perfectly augments our project to develop a low-carbon (blue) hydrogen production unit at Grangemouth, with the CO2 exported deep underground in the North Sea via the Acorn transport and storage system. Together these projects support delivery of our net zero roadmap and places Grangemouth at the heart of Scotland’s future hydrogen economy.”

RWE is dedicated to delivering clean, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions to communities across the UK. RWE is actively developing green hydrogen projects across Europe and targets 2 GW of its own electrolyser capacity in its core markets by 2030.