Solvay and Sapio are partnering in the joint development of the Hydrogen Valley Rosignano Project, a large-scale hydrogen production plant run by locally-sourced green energy in Rosignano, Italy. Led by two leaders of hydrogen technology, this project will further enable the decarbonization of Solvay’s activities in Rosignano, leading to a 15% reduction of CO2 emissions for peroxides related operations.
The green hydrogen production plant is planned to be built by mid-2026 and will be powered by green electricity through the construction of a dedicated 9.5 MW photovoltaic installation. It will have a capacity of 756 tons of green hydrogen per year, used to produce peroxides on site.
“We are very proud of this project at our Rosignano facility. Hydrogen is a key enabler for a modern, resource-efﬁcient and competitive economy, and we are proud to be one of the ﬁrst players to take on this opportunity. It will help us reach our important ambition towards carbon neutrality before 2050,” said Ilham Kadri, CEO, Solvay. “This project is the ﬁrst example of green hydrogen peroxide production at such a scale in Europe. Moreover, this investment will be an important stimulus to the local and regional economy."
The Hydrogen Valley Rosignano Project is yet another example of Solvay’s ongoing journey towards carbon neutrality. Solvay’s focus lies on maximizing electriﬁcation and transitioning to renewable energies, such as solar power, as well as spurring process innovations. For the construction of the hydrogen production plant in Rosignano, Solvay has been awarded €16 million of funding under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) from the Tuscan Region.