INNIO and TIWAG announced that TINEXT, a subsidiary of TIWAG (Tiroler Wasserkraft AG), will supply clean hydrogen (H2 ) to INNIO’s primary operations in Jenbach by 2025. At the same time, excess electricity and heat will be fed into the local electricity and district heating networks. When sufficient quantities of clean hydrogen are available, other areas of application are planned, such as supplying an INNIO gas plant and refueling vehicles for local logistics companies.
As part of the joint project, INNIO will install an electrolysis unit at TIWAG’s power plant site in Achensee, which will convert green electricity into clean hydrogen. For its part, TINEXT will build the compression and storage terminals. Hydrogen, a key element of the energy transition, will be transported by pipeline from TINEXT to INNIO’s main operations in Jenbach, where it will be mainly used for hydrogen engine testing.
“The hydrogen agreement with TIWAG and TINEXT is another milestone on our path to carbon neutrality for our Jenbach site,” said Olaf Berlien, President and CEO of INNIO. “We have made a commitment to reduce emissions from our production sites around the world by up to 50% by 2030. The products of the future are developed here in our INNIO360 Energy Lab, where we demonstrate how the energy transition.
“Using clean hydrogen to generate electricity is an important step in INNIO’s journey to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the Jenbach site,” said Martin Mühlbacher, Vice President and Site Manager. in Jenbach. “In addition to the use of a photovoltaic system, a hydroelectric power plant, battery storage, a storage water heater (production of heat from electricity), and electromobility, this will bring an important contribution to the implementation of our broad sustainability strategy.
“This pioneering hydrogen project is a central part of Tyrol’s energy strategy to phase out the use of fossil fuels. With this agreement, INNIO and TIWAG show how the transition to an energy-independent and climate-neutral energy supply for industrial companies can be achieved,” commented graduate engineer Thomas Gasser, Managing Director of TIWAG. “TIWAG has been using hydroelectric power to produce green electricity in Jenbach for almost 100 years. Since this summer, a vast photovoltaic system has been added. It is all the more gratifying that our subsidiary TINEXT now supplies clean hydrogen to our customer and partner INNIO on this site, which has a long tradition of electricity production.
The availability of clean hydrogen is an important prerequisite for the sustainable, economical, and rapid implementation of INNIO’s hydrogen strategy. The company began offering all new Jenbacher engines with the “Ready for H2” option this year.
TIWAG, the state-owned energy company of Tyrol, is responsible for providing a secure, sustainable, and integrated energy supply for Tyrol. The TIWAG Group supports European and national energy goals and is a driving force behind the ecological transition in Tyrol’s electricity, gas, and heat supply. TINEXT – TIWAG Next Energy Solutions GmbH, the wholly owned subsidiary established in 2021, supports the energy transition in the fields of hydrogen, photovoltaics, renewable heating, and electromobility.
INNIO is a leader in energy solutions and services that enable sustainable energy to be efficient for industries and communities. Through its Jenbacher and Waukesha brands and its myPlant digital platform, INNIO offers innovative solutions to the energy production and compression segments, which help industries and communities to produce and manage energy sustainably while evolving. within the evolving landscape of green and conventional energy sources. Our approach is individual in scope, but international in scope. Through our flexible, scalable, and resilient energy solutions and services, we empower our customers to manage the energy transition throughout the energy value chain,
INNIO is headquartered in Jenbach (Austria) and the company has other major sites in Waukesha (Wisconsin, USA) and Welland (Ontario, Canada). A team of more than 3,500 experts provides life-cycle support for more than 54,000 engines delivered worldwide, through a service network in more than 80 countries.
INNIO’s ESG Risk Rating ranks the Company number one among more than 500 global machinery industry companies assessed by Sustainalytics.
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