Linde begins green hydrogen venture in Greece

Linde, the world’s largest industrial gases company, said it has started producing green hydrogen at its facilities in Greece.

Green hydrogen is made from water by electrolysis using renewable wind and solar power.

The US-German company, which supplies gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen to factories and hospitals, said it was the first green hydrogen production in Greece.

“Linde is taking an important first step towards establishing the green hydrogen economy in Greece, allowing us to advance our sustainability agenda across the country,” said Oana Reiber, general manager of Linde Hellas.

Hydrogen is key in Europe’s energy transition to a sustainable environment and net zero emissions by 2050.

The news follows the announcement by Linde last week that it has entered into a strategic collaboration on carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration (CCUS) projects  with SLB to accelerate decarbonisation solutions across industrial and energy sectors. 

The collaboration will combine decades of experience in carbon dioxide capture and sequestration; innovative technology portfolios; project development and execution expertise; and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) capabilities.

The collaboration will focus on hydrogen and ammonia production, where carbon dioxide is a by-product, and in natural gas processing. CCUS abates the emissions from these energy-intensive industries, creating new low-carbon energy sources and products. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that over 6Gt of carbon dioxide  per year will need to be abated with CCUS in order to reach net zero by 2050.

“CCUS is vital in creating the decarbonised energy systems our planet needs to balance energy demand with climate objectives,” said Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, SLB. “We are excited about this collaboration with Linde to develop CCUS projects and support the growth of low-carbon energy products from conventional energy sources.”

“Carbon capture and storage will be a key lever for tackling global warming,” said Sanjiv Lamba, CEO, Linde. “We are committed to helping customers decarbonise their operations in a cost-effective way. With SLB, we are able to offer technology-driven solutions – from execution of complex EPC projects through to ensuring reliable and safe long-term storage.”