Enel Green Power, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), and Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., through its company for the energy transition, NextChem, have signed a MoU to support the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis in the US. Enel will use NextChem’s hydrogen technology and engineering expertise to grow its green hydrogen business in the US. To this end, NextChem will act as technology and a full turnkey contactor and will provide Enel Green Power with the necessary technical assistance for the development and implementation of the project.

The project, expected to be operational in 2023, will convert renewable energy from one of EGPNA’s solar plants in the US into green hydrogen to be supplied to a bio-refinery.

This agreement represents the first application of the Framework Cooperation Agreement between Enel and NextChem to evaluate the implementation of joint projects, including the testing of advanced technologies to increase efficiency in the production of green hydrogen using renewables.

“This new partnership is the latest milestone in the Enel Group’s commitment to promoting the development of green hydrogen,” said Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power. “We are actively scouting for opportunities in this segment in several parts of the world, both in Europe and in the Americas, and we look forward to joining forces with partners such as Maire Tecnimont to make the most of the significant potential that green hydrogen represents for the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors.”