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Doosan Enerbility Using Jeju Wind Energy to Produce Clean Hydrogen

2023. 10. 23

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- Commercial operation of wind-powered green hydrogen plant commences to achieve 80 tons of annual hydrogen production
- To be supplied as fuel for Jeju’s hydrogen buses and commercialized to establish foundation for hydrogen ecosystem in Korea

On October 23rd, Doosan Enerbility announced that it had commenced commercial operation of the Jeju Green Hydrogen Production Plant which is powered using wind energy.

The “Hydrogen Bus Official Launching Ceremony” was held that day at the Jeju Green Hydrogen Production Plant, which is located in Jeju island’s Haengwon-ri, Gujwa County, to commemorate the official launch of the green hydrogen plant and hydrogen bus operation.  In attendance at the event were key figures from related parties, including Young-hun Oh, Governor of Jeju island; Bumsoo Kim, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy(MOTIE)’s Director-General for Hydrogen Economy Policy and Yongjin Song, CSO of Doosan Enerbility.

The 3.3MW Jeju Green Hydrogen Production Plant is the largest green hydrogen plant in Korea, one that was pursued as a national project with participation from nine companies and institutions, including Doosan Enerbility, and Jeju Energy Corporation acting as the prime contractor. Doosan Enerbility carried out the integrated design and supervision of the plant and developed the lifecycle operation system to efficiently manage the hydrogen production, storage and utilization processes. Furthermore, the design, manufacturing and commissioning of a 300kW water electrolysis system were also carried out via collaboration with Korean local partner companies.

The Jeju Green Hydrogen Production Plant will be using the surplus electricity from Jeju’s Haengwon Wind Farm to produce 240kg of green hydrogen per day and 80 tons per year by running a 4-hour daily operation.  Jeju City supplied the green hydrogen to the Hamdeok Hydrogen Fueling Station, which is currently being used to test run three hydrogen buses and plans are in place to expand this to nine hydrogen buses in the future.  Green hydrogen is a hydrogen that is produced through the electrolysis of water using renewable energy, such as wind power and solar energy, and as such, no carbon emissions are generated during the production process.

”With the commercialization of this green hydrogen plant, we were able to lay the foundation for clean hydrogen ecosystem in Korea,” said Yongjin Song, CSO of Doosan Enerbility.  “By expanding our hydrogen business, Doosan Enerbility aims to lead the efforts for realizing carbon neutrality and firmly establish itself as a key player in the hydrogen market.”

Doosan Enerbility recently completed the construction of Korea’s first hydrogen liquefaction plant in Changwon of South Gyeongsang Province, thereby securing competitiveness across the entire hydrogen value chain. Doosan Enerbility is currently engaged in the development of a high-efficiency H-class hydrogen gas turbine, as well as various hydrogen-related technologies, such as the ammonia cracking technology and nuclear/ hydrogen generation research technologies.

On Oct. 23, the attendees of the “Hydrogen Bus Official Launching Ceremony” including Young-hun Oh, Governor of Jeju island(16th from the right); Bumsoo Kim, MOTIE’s Director-General for Hydrogen Economy Policy(14th from the left) and Yongjin Song, CSO of Doosan Enerbility(10th from the left), pose for a group photo.