Lower Saxony becomes hydrogen state no. 1

In the meantime, we see a multitude of projects in the Lower Saxony hydrogen landscape around the development of renewable energies, hydrogen production, infrastructure, storage, and use in industry and mobility. The NWN provides an overview of current activities and lighthouse projects in Lower Saxony. Your project is missing? Then contact us.

Handover of notification in Hanover: (from left to right: Eugen Firus, Sales Manager H2Nord, Energy Minister Christian Meyer, Claas Mauritz Brons, Managing Director H2Nord).Source: MU

H2Nord: Hydrogen infrastructure for East Frisia

Starting signal for the development of a green hydrogen infrastructure in Emden and East Frisia. H2Nord GmbH & Co. KG receives a funding decision for a hydrogen production plant. The construction of a 10 megawatt electrolysis plant including a filling station for mobile storage containers is to be supported with 8 million euros. 

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CHESS - Development of a hydrogen infrastructure in the Wesermarsch region

As part of the CHESS (Compressed Hydrogen Energy Storage Solution) project in Huntorf (Wesermarsch district), EWE and Uniper want to jointly convert their respective existing gas and electricity infrastructures. The aim is to build a new hydrogen infrastructure on site quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Source: Project Management Jülich on behalf of the BMBF


The hydrogen lead project "TransHyDE" aims to further develop transport options for hydrogen in a technology-open manner and to create standards in order to enable the development of the hydrogen infrastructure and to support the market ramp-up.

Source: Tree Energy Solution

Wilhelmshaven Green Energy Hub

TES is building a hydrogen terminal in Wilhelmshaven that will enable the import of green hydrogen on a large scale. In the future, the terminal will import up to 250 TWh of green gases per year and use them to produce more than 5 million metric tons of hydrogen - equivalent to one tenth of Germany's total annual primary energy demand.

Source: Project Management Jülich on behalf of the BMBF.


For the successful market ramp-up of green hydrogen, it must be produced cost-effectively. Offshore wind energy can be a good tool in this context - especially if the hydrogen can be produced directly on site without cost-intensive infrastructure. This is exactly what is currently being investigated in "H2Mare".

Source: Project Management Jülich on behalf of the BMBF.


In order to build up high capacities of efficient and cost-effective electrolyzers, series production of electrolyzers is needed in the near future - because currently their production is still largely time-consuming and cost-intensive. The hydrogen lead project "H2Giga" is therefore investigating the series production of electrolyzers.



Electrifying heavy-duty transport is still an enormous challenge due to the high weight and also the air resistance. The "Battery Electric Truck with H2 Range-Extender" (BETH2REX) project therefore aims to implement a completely new electric vehicle concept. The aim is to build five truck prototypes with battery-electric drive and fuel cell range extender.

Source: ONTRAS

Green Octopus Central Germany (GO!)

The Green Octopus Central Germany "GO!" project by ONTRAS Gastransport and VNG Gasspeicher will, among other things, connect the Salzgitter steel region and the Helmstedt coalfield with the eastern German hydrogen network and the future hydrogen storage facility in Bad Lauchstädt. To this end, pipelines with a total length of around 305 kilometers will be converted or newly constructed for hydrogen transport.

Source: Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

Northern Green Crane

The Northern Green Crane project will link hydrogen production in Sweden with demand centers in Central Europe - including Lingen in the Emsland region.



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