German industrial group thyssenkrupp has installed a green hydrogen plant for use in the production of biofuels from residual waste at a facility owned by Canadian energy company Hydro-Québec.

Built in Varennes, Quebec, the water electrolysis plant would produce 11,100 tonnes/year of green hydrogen, the company said. Both the hydrogen and oxygen – a by-product of the electrolysis process – would be used in the facility to produce biofuels for the transport sector.

"This project is an excellent illustration of how important the interaction of secure access to competitive renewable energy and the use of scaled technology for hydrogen production is," said CEO of thyssenkrupp's chemical & process technologies business unit, Sami Pelkonen.

Commissioning of the 88MW plant is scheduled for late 2023.

State-owned company Hydro-Québec is a leading hydropower supplier in North America.