Romania: Jointly building of hydrogen production facility might be possible by OMV Petrom and Romgaz

, SEE Energy News

State-owned natural gas producer Romgaz and Romania’s largest oil and gas company OMV Petrom could join forces to build a hydrogen production facility in Dobrogea, according to State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy and Energy Niculae Havrilet. The plant would use electricity, likely from the nearby wind farms, to produce hydrogen through hydrolysis, to be later used in automobiles and energy generation applications. It would be the first such project in Romania.

Havrilet said that in near future Romania will have at least two wind or solar farms that will have hydrogen production facilities attached. He mentioned that the would-be offshore wind farms in the Black Sea could produce hydrogen as well. The hydrogen generated there would be used in the Danube Delta, where tight environmental regulations are in place.