KNESS, an engineering company investing in renewable energy, has received permits for the construction of a research site for the production of "green" hydrogen in Vinnitsa, using a proprietary technology developed by the KNESS RnD Center. This was announced on July 12 by the press center of the company.
"Today the KNESS RnD Center received urban planning conditions and restrictions on the construction of a demonstration and research site for the production of green hydrogen (produced using renewable energy) in Vinnitsa," the company said.
According to KNESS, the project involves the transition from laboratory research to development on an industrial scale of the entire technological chain of production preparation, separation and storage of "green" hydrogen.
Also, as noted by Evgeniy Didichenko, a representative of the Vinnitsa company, a new production technology is being developed, different from electrolysis, adapted for integration with solar power plants.
“Hydrogen is a real economically feasible opportunity for seasonal energy storage, a necessary link in the transition to renewable energy sources, which was still lacking. The hydrogen site will make it possible to find out the objective cost of the hydrogen generation technology on an industrial scale, to work out a pilot plant, and to optimize it in real conditions, ”comments the project manager Andriy Bondar.
In the long term, it is a 100% carbon-neutral technology capable of decarbonizing the most energy-intensive industries and bringing Ukraine closer to the goal of the world's leading countries - 100% of energy from renewable sources, noted in the KNESS RnD Center.