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Emerald H2 and Norfolk Wind Energy have signed an agreement to locate Emerald H2's proposed Renewable Wind and Hydrogen Production Center in Renville County, Minn.

The planned 10 MW wind and 500,000 kg hydrogen project will use energy from wind turbines to produce hydrogen. In addition, by utilizing a 1 MW fuel cell, Emerald H2 says the project will offer "on demand" renewable peaking resources by incorporating the sale of wind energy on the grid to a local utility during peak hours only.

“With my experience in wind development, I have been looking for a process that mitigates the variability of wind energy,” says Patrick Pelstring, Emerald H2 co-founder and CEO of National Renewable Solutions, a Minneapolis-based wind energy development company. “The Emerald H2 project has great potential to make our wind energy much more cost-effective and targeted. By converting the ‘lower value’ nighttime renewable energy to hydrogen, we have the ability to keep the process 100 percent renewable while maintaining reasonably priced hydrogen production.”

The new facility will be located within the footprint of the Norfolk Wind Energy project, a community wind farm currently under development in Renville County. Norfolk is majority-owned by area landowners and plans to build between 70 MW and 100 MW in various phases over the next several years. The Emerald H2 project represents Norfolk’s first 10 MW phase of wind production, comprising between five and seven wind turbines.


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