Sinopec Completes World’s Largest Electrolyzer

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With the completion of its flagship Kuqa electrolyzer in Xinjiang in late June, China's Sinopec has started producing green hydrogen for the first time and has more — and bigger — projects in the pipeline. The company's 3 billion yuan ($410 million) Kuqa plant has the capacity to make 20,000 tons per year of hydrogen from water, using a 250 megawatt electrolyzer powered by solar energy. This is to date the world’s largest operational green hydrogen electrolyzer, surpassing a 150 MW project in China's Ningxia region by coal-based chemicals manufacturer Baofeng that has been in operation since the end of 2021. The Kuqa project serves as a “demonstration” or model for the company to “carve out a new path for green hydrogen refining,” says Sinopec, which is China’s largest refiner.

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