Juwi, Lanxess study green hydrogen production at Mannheim site
LANXESS site in Mannheim where the company produces additives and specialty chemicals. Image by Lanxess AG.
September 29 (Renewables Now) - German renewables developer Juwi AG and Lanxess AG (ETR:LXS) are working on a feasibility study on the production of green hydrogen at the specialty chemicals group's production site in Mannheim and its potential use for the decarbonisation of the plant.
The two companies are also testing whether green hydrogen can be used for the operation of the thermal waste gas treatment system at the plant.
The first results should be available by the end of this year, Lanxess said in a press statement.
At its Mannheim plant, Lanxess develops and produces additives and specialty chemicals for the rubber, lubricants and plastics industry.
Lanxess aims to become climate neutral by 2040 and the key to achieving this goal is to switch the company's energy supply to renewables and invest in a sustainable energy supply at the company's sites, according to Bernd Kray, Global Production Director of the Lanxess Lubricant Additives business unit.
Commenting on the cooperation with Lanxess, Juwi's managing director Christian Arnold called for a rapid and substantial expansion of wind and solar capacity for hydrogen production in order to ensure Germany's strong position as an industrial location.
Juwi is already working on a project with its parent company MVV for the production of green hydrogen in Saxony-Anhalt. The electrolyser will be powered by a 36-MW wind farm that Juwi will build nearby.
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