The GET H2 project aims to make hydrogen available nationwide. © GET H2

Get H2

Hydrogen will play a central role in achieving the climate goals. To ensure that hydrogen is available nationwide, the GET H2 project is developing a nationwide infrastructure with the coupling of all sectors. Regions where a lot of renewable electricity is generated from wind and solar energy are to be directly connected to hydrogen production and consumption with the help of the necessary infrastructure. 

Within the framework of the "GET H2″ project, hydrogen is to be made available nationwide by building up the necessary infrastructure. To this end, the green hydrogen is initially to be produced with renewable energy sources and made directly available via the existing gas infrastructure for industry, transport and heat. In addition, the hydrogen can also serve as a basis for the production of e-fuels. Unused hydrogen is to be stored in underground salt caverns and used as needed, e.g. for reverse power generation during hours of low wind and low sun.

The implementation is to take place in several steps until 2030. The first step is the "GET H2 Nukleus" project. In this project, a network of around 130 kilometres from Lingen to Gelsenkirchen is to be built, which will connect the production of green hydrogen in the northwest of Lower Saxony with industrial consumers in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. From production via water electrolysis in the north to transport for industrial customers in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, the first publicly accessible hydrogen infrastructure is to be established.



The transmission system operator GASCADE Gastransport GmbH transports around 109 billion m³ of natural gas per year via its own 2,900 km long pipeline network. In the future, the network will also be used to transport hydrogen.

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BASF is a chemical company with over 110,000 employees. The company is currently developing methane pyrolysis, a process for the climate-friendly production of hydrogen.

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BP Europa SE is an international energy group with around 10,500 employees. In the area of fuels, the group is researching climate-friendly alternatives that can replace fossil fuels.

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RWE Generation SE is part of RWE AG and responsible for power generation. In the field of hydrogen, the company is involved in everything from the generation of renewable energies to the production of hydrogen and its storage.

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Thyssengas GmbH is a long-distance gas network operator for natural gas with a 4,400 km long transport network and conducts research in various projects on the topic of hydrogen and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Evonik is a specialty chemicals company with more than 33,000 employees. The company is currently working on an innovative membrane to make electrolysis more efficient and thus more economical.

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Nowega GmbH is a long-distance pipeline operator with around 1,500 km of high-pressure gas pipeline. In the future, hydrogen can be distributed in the pipeline network to potential customers in Lower Saxony.

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H2 Green Power & Logistics GmbH is located in Münster and deals with the purchase, import and distribution of hydrogen.

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Uniper is an international energy group with around 12,000 employees whose hydrogen activities are spread across the entire value chain.

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The energy supplier ENERTRAG employs 540 people across Europe and has been producing green hydrogen from wind energy since 2011.


The steel and technology group Salzgitter AG has over 24,000 employees and wants to produce climate-friendly steel in the future with the help of hydrogen.

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Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE) is a European transmission system operator with a pipeline network of approximately 12,000 km.

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