Siemens Commissions Among Germany's Largest Green Hydrogen Facility

Sep 16, 2022 11:14 AM ET
  • Up to 1,350 lots of green hydrogen can now be created yearly from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park.
  • Siemens statement checked out that the hydrogen will certainly be used largely in the area's commercial as well as companies, however also in road transportation.

International RE corporation Siemens has said that it has commissioned one of Germany's biggest green hydrogen generation plants in Wunsiedel, Upper Franconia. Bavaria's Minister-President Markus Söder, Siemens Managing Board member Matthias Rebellius and also Financial Services chief executive officer Veronika Bienert handed over the plant to the operating business WUN H2, represented by Managing Directors Thilo Rießner and Philipp Matthes.

As much as 1,350 lots of green hydrogen can now be generated annually from renewable solar and also wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park. Hydrogen is generated by an electrolyzer-- with an overall capacity of 8.75 megawatts-- from Siemens Energy's newest and also most effective product. It's based on proton exchange membrane (PEM) innovation.

Siemens declaration read that the hydrogen will be made use of largely in the area's commercial and also commercial enterprises, but likewise in roadway transportation. By using the hydrogen produced in Wunsiedel and also the related replacement of nonrenewable fuel sources, yearly carbon dioxide discharges can be cut by as much as 13,500 tons.

As basic service provider, Siemens Smart Infrastructure is responsible for the building and construction of the hydrogen plant and the production of a smartly monitored as well as managed power grid. The consumer for green hydrogen is the regional organization community-- encompassing whatever from the glass and also ceramics industry to transport firms, automotive vendors and the neighboring sawmill.

The hydrogen will certainly be dispersed by truck trailers on a decentralized basis to end consumers mainly within a radius of around 150 to 200 kilometers (Northern Bavaria, Thuringia, Southern Saxony and also Western Bohemia). Furthermore, following the building and construction of an H2 loading station at the Wunsiedel Energy Park, set up for conclusion in 2023, the regional fleet of commercial vehicles can be decarbonized.

Matthias Rebellius, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Smart Infrastructure, held, "The Wunsiedel project is an outstanding demo of how vision and also effort integrated with the ideal modern technology and funding can drive forward the development of a carbon-free power supply."

Siemens Financial Services is sustaining the project and holds a 45 percent stake in the running company WUN H2.

Siemens additionally claimed that with the appointing of the hydrogen generation plant, the commercial production of the energy resource H2 in Wunsiedel will start. Talks regarding the expansion of the plant's capacity to 17.5 megawatts are already underway.

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