Siemens plans to have Bavarian green hydrogen project online by the end of 2021

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享TradeArabia:Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Infrastructure and hydrogen specialist WUN H2 have signed a contract to build a large CO2-free hydrogen production plant running solely on renewable energy in Germany.It will be built in Wunsiedel in the north of Bavaria with a power intake of six megawatts in the initial development phase. The electrolysis plant from Siemens Energy will have the capacity to produce over 900 tons of hydrogen per year in this first phase. When fully expanded, it will be able to supply up to 2,000 tons. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the end of this year and commissioning at the end of 2021.The plant will convert the renewable energy available in this region, e.g., from photovoltaics and wind power, into storable hydrogen (H2), making it available for applications in mobility and industry. This is especially useful when, on sunny and windy days, more energy from renewable sources is produced than needed.The electrolysis plant will be built in the Wunsiedel Energy Park next to the Siemens manufactured battery storage facility already in operation, complementing the forward-looking energy concept.“This project is another element of a practised, successful technology partnership between Siemens and SWW Wunsiedel GmbH. We want to achieve locally already today what Germany is targeting for 2050, namely a complete energy transition across all sectors,” stated Uwe Bartmann, CEO of Siemens Germany and CEO of Smart Infrastructure Regional Solutions & Services Germany.When hydrogen is produced from water electrolysis using only power from renewable energy sources, it is known as “green” hydrogen. A Silyzer 300 from Siemens Energy will be used in Wunsiedel. The plant will feature high efficiency at high power density as well as low-maintenance and reliable operation – without chemicals. The PEM (proton-exchange membrane) electrolysis process will be applied, in which electricity is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.More: Siemens plans CO2-free hydrogen plant in Germany Siemens plans to have Bavarian green hydrogen project online by the end of 2021last_img

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