July 23 (Renewables Now) - 2G Energy AG (ETR:2GB), a German manufacturer of gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) systems, has won an order to supply a green hydrogen-driven CHP system to Germany’s Siemens AG (ETR:SIE).
The system will be fuelled by hydrogen produced from a Siemens-equipped electrolysis plant that is in turn powered by solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity. It will turn the hydrogen into electricity through the 2G agenitor 412 engine and thus demonstrate how the gas can be used in the transportation sector or in industrial applications.
2G expects to supply and install the renewable hydrogen system by the end of this year, it said on Monday.
The solar park that will supply the hydrogen CHP is currently being expanded to reach 800 MW by the middle of 2020.
2G said the deal follows an order for another hydrogen-powered CHP plant in Germany earlier this month. It noted that the cogeneration of mechanical energy and heating or cooling make the CHP technology more efficient as compared to conventional power production as it saves up to 40% of primary energy and emits up to 60% less carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.