Doosan Heavy partners for expanding clean hydrogen portfolio

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is accelerating efforts to diversify its hydrogen business and cooperating for developing technology for producing clean hydrogen.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have agreed on strengthening cooperation for clean hydrogen production and convergence of energy technology, H2 Bulletin reports.

Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed on (12th May), both partners agreed to collaborate across the entire hydrogen value chain encompassing hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, developing hydrogen technology, R&D for hydrogen production based on small modular reactors (SMRs) and overseas clean hydrogen projects.

Yeonin Jung, Doosan Heavy’s President & COO, said, “We expect this will help us secure the technology for hydrogen production based on clean energy sources like SMRs and hydroelectric power, and facilitate the development of new cooperation projects, such as those related to exporting,”

Doosan Heavy is working on entering the hydrogen business since 2018 and has been pursuing projects related to hydrogen production, storage, transportation and utilisation. Its subsidiary, Doosan Fuel Cell, also has plans to partner with KHNP in hydrogen usage.

Meanwhile, early this month (6th May), Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and RevoTech, a company specialising in the continuous pyrolysis of waste plastic, agreed to develop technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. RevoTech will use its continuous pyrolysis technology to convert waste plastic into gas, while Doosan will be developing the main equipment and processes for reforming the product gas into hydrogen.

Doosan is developing a hydrogen reformer that can produce 0.3 tonnes/day of hydrogen by 2021 to be installed at RevoTech for a demonstration before commercialising to produce over 3 tonnes/day hydrogen from waste plastic.

Doosan Heavy’s CSO Yongjin Song remarked, “We see more than eight million tonnes of waste plastic being generated in Korea every year, but we will now be able to apply this technology to the four million tons of waste plastic that usually go into landfills, incinerators or are used as solid refuse fuel (SRF).”

Doosan Heavy is also developing Korea’s first hydrogen liquefaction plant at its Changwon plant, to be completed by 2022. It is also working on a green hydrogen production plant using water electrolysis and wind power in Jeju island.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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