Handover of notification in Hanover: (from left to right: Eugen Firus, Sales Manager H2Nord, Energy Minister Christian Meyer, Claas Mauritz Brons, Managing Director H2Nord). ©MU
H2Nord - Development of a hydrogen infrastructure in East Frisia
At the end of January 2023, Lower Saxony's Energy Minister Christian Meyer gave the go-ahead for the development of a green hydrogen infrastructure in Emden and East Frisia. To this end, he handed over a funding notice for a hydrogen production plant to H2Nord GmbH & Co. KG. The construction of a 10 megawatt electrolysis plant including a filling station for mobile storage containers is to be supported with 8 million euros.
In a next step, H2Nordplans to set up several filling stations for green hydrogen and supply them with self-produced hydrogen from the region. "We urgently need to reduceCO2 emissions in transport in order to achieve our climate targets. Hydrogen is one of the solutions in heavy-duty transport that we absolutely need for a successful energy transition. By setting up hydrogen logistics, we are also increasing the attractiveness of the region, also for the establishment of further industrial and commercial companies," said Lower Saxony's Energy Minister Christian Meyer at the handover ceremony.
A green, regional hydrogen ecosystem is to be created on the basis of locally generated electricity from renewable energies. From 2024, green hydrogen is to be available at filling stations.
The energy future project has a total volume of 19.5 million euros. The state's 8 million euros come from funds under the hydrogen guideline of the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection. A total of around 80 million euros has been applied for and approved under the directive for pilot and demonstration projects in the hydrogen sector.
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