- Hydrogen Energy
We are executing a concrete strategy in phase
to create a hydrogen ecosystem.
Project Phase 1
Build the world's largest liquefaction plant
SK E&S is building the world's largest hydrogen liquefaction plant on 15,000 pyeong of land inside SK Incheon Petrochemical Plant. Since it is the only hydrogen liquefied plant located in the metropolitan area in Korea, it is expected to be able to transport and supply economically to the metropolitan area, which is the main demand.
Aerial view of Incheon Hydrogen Liquefaction Plant
Supply of 30,000 tons of
SK E&S will liquefy byproduct hydrogen produced by SK Incheon Petrochemical
and produce 30,000 tons of liquefied hydrogen in all parts of the country,
including the Seoul metropolitan area, from 2023.
Storing and transporting hydrogen
safely and efficiently
When gaseous hydrogen is cooled to -253°C and liquefied, the
mass is down to 1/800, which makes storage and transportation of hydrogen much easier, more efficient and more economically feasible.
Plug Power Inc. Liquefaction tank lorries.
Project Phase 2
Production of 250,000 tons of
clean blue hydrogen per year
Starting 2026, SK E&S plans to produce 250,000 tons of clean blue hydrogen from natural gas per year. Clean blue hydrogen refers to the hydrogen that captures and removes the carbon dioxide generated when hydrogen is produced.
Aerial view of Boryeong Blue Hydrogen Plant
Using LNG value chain
to produce clean blue hydrogen
Clean hydrogen plant is near Boryong LNG Terminal
created jointly by SK E&S and GS. Natural gas is the source of clean hydrogen
and is supplied through LNG value chain infrastructure that SK E&S has built.
Entry into the Asian market by building a joint venture with Plug Power, an American firm
Through the joint venture, we will build a "Giga Factory & R&D Center"
in the Seoul metropolitan area and mass-produce key facilities of
the hydrogen business such as hydrogen fuel cells and water electrolysis
facilities to enter the Asian hydrogen market.
Plug Power Inc. Hydrogen fuel cell power packs
Completion of green
hydrogen value chains by producing green hydrogen
In the long run, we will also actively promote green hydrogen production projects
using renewable energy such as solar and wind power to complete
an eco-friendly hydrogen value chain that does not emit carbon dioxide at all.