a Pilot Project for Hydrogen Production
in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Modern hydrogen technology in the Moravian-Silesian Region is slowly but surely becoming a reality.
Veolia Energie has started preparing a pilot project for the production of green hydrogen in its heating
plant in Frýdek-Místek. It is the only hydrogen project in the Czech Republic that has succeeded
in an international comparison and the first ever to receive a subsidy from the EU Innovation Fund
to support clean technologies. Veolia plans to produce hydrogen at other sites as well.
"We see hydrogen as an opportunity and want to use
the potential that our Veolia Group has in the field of
modern technologies and energy production. We have
been working on the possibility of producing and using
hydrogen for more than two years now, and we can say
that we are among the pioneers," said Arnošt Gross,
Project Manager at Veolia Group.
Veolia Group's pilot project will produce green
hydrogen by electrolysis using electricity generated
from renewable sources at Veolia Energie's heating
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plant in Frýdek-Místek. The project is called VOZARTEK
and involves energy from the sun and biomass, which is
used in the heating plant for the combined production
of heat for the city and electricity, which will be used
to generate hydrogen.
The produced hydrogen should primarily "green"
the transport. "At full production, the electrolyser will
produce up to 270 tonnes of hydrogen per year. This
volume can ensure the operation of 30 hydrogen buses
or 6 hydrogen trains, or it can serve as a substitute for