By Joanna Sampson2017-11-24T15:35:00+00:00
The world’s largest dynamic hydrogen (H2) electrolysis plant based on Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology is being inaugurated in Hamburg-Neuhof.
The €10m project is being developed by H&R Ölwerke Schindler GmbH, a subsidiary of H&R GmbH & Co. KGaA. The plant’s centerpiece, a Siemens-built electrolyser with 5MW of electric capacity, will produce several hundred tonnes of H2 per year.
The specialty-chemicals company said the H2 will not be used to produce energy as usual, but instead will be used as a resource to add value in refinery processes.
By opening the dynamic H2 electrolysis plant at its refinery site in Hamburg-Neuhof, H&R Ölwerke Schindler will be taking a big step toward achieving its “Green Refinery” concept.
“We are very proud that we were able to realise the largest plant of its kind worldwide - with H&R,” said Michael Weiss, project manager at Siemens AG in Hamburg.
“The train of the future will be driven with hydrogen (H2) and will run completely emission-free” was the message from rail manufacturer Alstom, German transport authority Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) and Linde AG as they signed the contracts for the delivery of 14 fuel cell trains in Germany.
An event not only aiming to bring together the hydrogen (H2) and fuel cell community but also to increase the knowledge and understanding of a wider audience on how this technology will fit into the future energy mix will take place in Birmingham next week.
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