The Swedish Energy Agency Supports The Gothenburg Hydrogen Plant

- Aug 03, 2018-

According to foreign media reports, Preem and Vattenfall are now jointly building a large-scale plant that USES renewable fuels to produce hydrogen.With a capacity of 18 megawatts, the plant is expected to become Europe's largest planned hydrogen plant for non-fossil fuels.


The plant will contribute to the achievement of zero emissions targets for the industrial and transportation sectors, an important step in the transition to producing 3 million cubic metres of biofuels by 2030.The Swedish energy agency believes that sharing between Preem and Vattenfall greatly reduces the potential of road traffic emissions targets.

Currently, hydrogen comes mainly from fossil natural gas, which produces carbon dioxide emissions.These emissions can be avoided by producing hydrogen without fossil fuels.The plant will reduce co2 emissions by 25,000 tonnes a year, and if biofuels replace diesel and petrol, the transport sector is expected to reduce emissions by about 230,000 tonnes a year.That's about 80,000 cars a year.

As Sweden's largest fuel producer, Preem plays a leading role in more renewable fuels and sustainable social transformation.Vattenfall, Sweden's largest power producer, has a clear goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and playing a leading role in the transition to a sustainable energy system.

Sweden's environmental goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road traffic by 70 per cent by 2030, which means a big increase in the capacity of renewable fuels.