500 million hydrogen plant in Kokkola is just a baby step – Malkamäki’s five responses on Yle shed light on why hydrogen is important and for whom

Flexens, a company based in Åland, plans to build a 300 megawatt hydrogen plant in Kokkola, Finland, which will produce hydrogen by electrolysis and further process it into green ammonia.

The project has an investment cost of EUR 500 million.

“This is the largest green hydrogen project in Finland so far, and it is large even by European standards," says Timo Ritonummi, Industry Counsellor at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Matti Malkamäki, CEO of Aurelia Turbines and the chairman of the BotH2nia steering group, describes the project as "significant for any city in Finland". Yet it is only the beginning.

"Hydrogen is like the smallest piece of Lego from which you can start building anything. But to build a whole house, you need more pieces, and the industry is still in its infancy," says Malkamäki.

Read the story on Finnish broadcasting company Yle's website >> https://yle.fi/a/74-20004931