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Chevron announces its first solar-to-hydrogen production project in California’s Central Valley

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Hydrogentechworld


 

Chevron New Energies has announced a 5-megawatt hydrogen production project in California’s Central Valley. The project aims to create lower-carbon energy by utilizing solar power, land, and non-potable produced water from Chevron’s existing assets at the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County.

 

The facility is designed to produce two tons of low-carbon-intensity (LCI) electrolytic hydrogen per day, aiming to support the expansion of a hydrogen refueling network.

 

The development of the project is expected to span multiple years. The start of commercial operations will depend on several factors, including flexible and supportive legislative and regulatory energy policies, final engineering design, timely permitting, and obtaining the necessary materials.

 

“This project will help develop key technical and commercial proof points as Chevron New Energies assesses concepts for future scale-up and new lower carbon intensity hydrogen production opportunities,” said Richard Chapman, President and CEO, Kern Economic Development Corporation. “By locating expected production in the Central Valley, we believe the project will be well positioned to meet the demand of customers along an important transportation corridor, as well as having proximity to key California urban markets.”

 

Source:Hydrogentechworld

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