VEOLIA Prepares

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


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