REFHYNE Project successfully concluded

20 June 2024

The REFHYNE project has successfully concluded with a final event in Wesseling, Germany.

The Clean Refinery Hydrogen for Europe (REFHYNE) project has successfully concluded with a final event in Wesseling, Germany, to celebrate and learn from the development and operation of this 10MW PEM electrolyser. This groundbreaking initiative was the largest operational PEM plant in the world for quite some time, and demonstrated the viability and potential of green hydrogen production in a refinery at an industrial scale. The event was a great opportunity, for ITM, to show prospective customers operating electrolysers in an active refinery setting. 

The achievements of the project, which saw much of the work take place during the global pandemic, highlight the dedication of all partners involved (Shell, SINTEF, Sphera and ERM), and ITM’s ability to deliver electrolyser projects even during the most testing of circumstances. Furthermore, the data gathered from REFHYNE proves ITM’s market-leading stack performance and operational flexibility.

REFHYNE has been a true lighthouse project that has made a substantial contribution to the industry and has already led to significant improvements in both the construction and operation of new electrolysers, paving the way for other such projects in the sector. The electrolysers will continue to provide Shell’s refinery with green hydrogen long into the future. 

The demonstration project has been supported with €10 million from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership (formerly Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, FCH JU) a public-private partnership supporting fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

You can read the REFHYNE consortium's press release here

For further information, please contact:


Justin Scarborough, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0)114 551 1080


Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker) +44 (0)20 7597 5970

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