A flagship project that aims to convert wind power to green hydrogen in Germany has received €100m in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The H2Mare project aims to establish a new turbine that integrates an electrolyser into an offshore wind turbine optimally for direct conversion of the electricity into green hydrogen.
This project will involve the consideration of the entire value creation chain from the wind energy generation and hydrogen production to the conversion of hydrogen into methane, liquid hydrocarbons, methanol or ammonia right up to its use in industry and the energy sector.
The goal is to create a significant cost advantage in the production of large volumes of hydrogen which can then be used to decarbonise various sectors of industry.
Within four years, H2Mare, comprising four joint projects with a total of 35 partners, aims to lay the foundations for technology leadership and support the achievement of climate targets by reducing greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly.
Siemens Energy is responsible for the coordination of H2Mare and is supported by institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.