Frankfurt sees potential to develop regional hydrogen infrastructure

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July 20 (Renewables Now) - Frankfurt am Main has the potential to develop a regional hydrogen infrastructure that could support the decarbonisation of the heavy goods, inland water transport and freight industries, a study has shown.

The waste-to-energy plant in the northwest of the city could serve as a starting point for the development of infrastructure for the production and distribution of hydrogen in the region. The facility could produce, store and distribute hydrogen and thus contribute to the transition of urban traffic to climate-friendly fuels, according to the results of the study.

The study was conducted as part of the MH2Regio project on behalf of the city of Frankfurt as well as regional energy company Mainova AG (FRA:MNV6) and FES which operate the waste-to-energy plant.

The results confirm the potential for the production of green hydrogen for the mobility sector and the participants in the project will move on with planning, said Mainova executive Martin Giehl.

With the MH2Regio project, Frankfurt am Main is one of 25 hydrogen regions in the federal government's HyLand regional funding programme that is meant to promote the most innovative hydrogen-related concepts. The project links companies in the aviation, inland water transport and public transport as well as municipal companies and aims to develop a concept for the joint use of a regional hydrogen supply infrastructure, including production, storage and distribution.

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