Akzo Nobel and NedStack, a producer and a developer respectively of fuel cells, are studying the feasibility of a power plant based on their product.

A pilot plant is to be built, probably at the chlorine electrolysis facility in Botlek. With a peak capacity of 200 MW, it will be the world’s largest fuel cell power plant.

During the three year project its sponsors will be able to analyse the combination of hydrogen fuel cell power and chlorine production, a process characterised by a high output efficiency of more than 60% and zero-emissions. Akzo Nobel will supply the expertise on hydrogen and the electrolysis process. Akzo Nobel Energy, an electricity and steam CHP specialist, will contribute the energy generation expertise while NedStack will develop and produce the fuel cells.