Nel Hydrogen building H2 Electrolyzer for Biotech firm Solar Foods in Finland

March 21, 2022
The electrolyser will be used to provide green hydrogen to make food using CO2 and electricity.

Nel Hydrogen building H2 Electrolyzer for Biotech firm Solar Foods in Finland

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser will provide an alkaline electrolyser system to Solar Foods for its Factory 01 in Vantaa, Finland. The electrolyser will be used to provide green hydrogen to make food using CO2 and electricity.

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser’s Sales Director Henning Langås said, “This project shows again the growing opportunities for green hydrogen solution. We are very pleased to be working with Solar Foods.”

Solar Foods is making Solein, a biotech solution, which is produced using a bioprocess, wherein microbes are fed with CO2, oxygen and hydrogen and small amounts of nutrients. Solein production will start in the first half of 2023 and Factory 01 will serve as a platform to scale Solein production.

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The purchase order from Solar Foods is worth approximately 2 million Euros and equipment delivery is expected in late 2022 or early 2023.

“We are excited to proceed in the construction of Factory 01 on schedule. Nel is supplying technology for a core process steps. We cannot wait to ramp-up the facility in 2023”, added Ville-Veikko Vaaranmaa, Project Director for Solar Foods.