Raffinerie Heide

Brief pro­file

Raf­finer­ie Hei­de GmbH is Germany’s north­ern­most crude oil refin­ery. Each year the com­pa­ny process­es around 4.5 mil­lion tonnes of crude oil at its 134-hectare site. Well over 70 per­cent of the crude oil is used for fuel pro­duc­tion. This means that a sub­stan­tial pro­por­tion of the petrol and diesel fuel con­sumed in Schleswig-Hol­stein comes from the company’s refin­ery. Raf­finer­ie Hei­de also pro­duces avi­a­tion tur­bine fuel which is sup­plied pri­mar­i­ly to Ham­burg Air­port. In addi­tion to fuel pro­duc­tion, around 450,000 tonnes of petro­chem­i­cal prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured each year at the refin­ery in Hem­ming­st­edt. Since sum­mer 2018, Raf­finer­ie Hei­de has been a part­ner in the KEROSyN100 research project, where it is respon­si­ble for the tech­no­log­i­cal inte­gra­tion of pow­er-to-fuel process­es in the refin­ery and the relat­ed com­mer­cial analysis.

Activ­i­ties in the real-world laboratory

A 30-megawatt elec­trol­y­sis plant is to be built on the Raf­finer­ie Hei­de site to pro­vide a large-scale demon­stra­tion of how hydro­gen can be pro­duced and used with­in the exist­ing indus­tri­al process.

Raf­finer­ie Hei­de has been pro­cess­ing hydro­gen since the 1950s and, since the mid-1960s, has oper­at­ed a hydro­gen pipeline some 40 km long between sites in Hem­ming­st­edt and Bruns­büt­tel. It also owns salt cav­erns which it intends to have licensed and upgrad­ed for hydro­gen stor­age. The refin­ery fur­ther owns addi­tion­al facil­i­ties (e.g. water treat­ment plant, con­trol rooms, lab­o­ra­to­ry and heat recov­ery sys­tem) that will be incor­po­rat­ed in the project.

The com­pa­ny will like­wise be con­tribut­ing its exist­ing knowl­edge of hydro­gen pro­cess­ing and oper­a­tional man­age­ment to the project.

Long-term vision

Raf­finer­ie Hei­de will inte­grate sig­nif­i­cant renew­able ener­gy sources in the pro­duc­tion process and so cham­pi­on com­pli­ance with cli­mate tar­gets. The use of exist­ing region­al resources (e.g. wind ener­gy) will gen­er­ate added val­ue right in the heart of Schleswig-Holstein’s west coast. In this way, and by estab­lish­ing the west coast as a hydro­gen hub, the com­mer­cial and social attrac­tive­ness of the region is to be fur­ther enhanced.

Raf­finer­ie Hei­de pro­vides its cus­tomers with inno­v­a­tive solu­tions for the use of hydro­car­bons by man­u­fac­tur­ing syn­thet­ic – i.e. sus­tain­able – prod­ucts. www.heiderefinery.com/en

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