Hydrogenics has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Wind to Gas Südermarsch GmbH & Co. KG in Germany to deliver a 2.4MW PEM power-to-gas system for hydrogen (H2) production.

Located in Brunsbüttel, Germany, the installation will use Hydrogenics’ electrolysis technology to directly convert excess wind energy into H2. The H2 will then be fed into the local natural gas pipeline, helping to reduce the region’s carbon footprint.

Incentives for wind energy that cannot be fed into the grid will be phased out in the coming years; therefore, wind investors are looking for innovative long-term solutions.

The Südermarsch plant is expected to be up and running this year; additional terms were not disclosed.

Tim Brandt, Project Manager of Wind to Gas Südermarsch stated, “We are excited to work with Hydrogenics using wind power to create renewable H2.”

“Hydrogenics not only offered a compelling technological solution but also unmatched experience – underscored by over 500 reference sites in the past 20 years,” he added.

Daryl Wilson, President & CEO of Hydrogenics commented, “Entering this important partnership will bring our world-leading PEM electrolysis technology to the Südermarsch operation.”

“This 2.4MW facility will greatly help reduce emissions through the use of renewable H2. With over 20MW of energy storage plants commissioned or being built around the globe, Hydrogenics is clearly leading the power-to-gas market,” Wilson concluded.