Project targets green hydrogen import from Sweden to Germany by 2026
Northern Green Crane to provide industrial-scale green hydrogen import from Sweden to Germany and the Netherlands by 2026. Photo by Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH.
Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH is planning to transport up to 8,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year from Sweden to Germany and the Netherlands by 2026, using the liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) technology.
The industrial-scale hydrogen import is targeted as part of the Northern Green Crane project in which the German hydrogen specialist is partnering with Dutch tank storage company Royal Vopak and the Get H2 initiative at home.
The hydrogen will be produced in Sweden which boasts great potential for wind and hydropower generation, Hydrogenious said in a press statement. There, Hydrogenious will build a 24-tonnes-hydrogen-per-day hydrogenation plant to store hydrogen. From Sweden, the green fuel will be transported by ship to Rotterdam where half of the hydrogen will be released and supplied to industrial off-takers in the port and the hinterland region.
The other half of the hydrogen will be delivered to Lingen in Germany by barge via the river Ems. There, the fuel will be supplied to the local industry and fed into a pipeline as part of the GET H2 initiative.
Additionally, the heat surplus of the hydrogenation plant in Sweden, which is not shipped to Germany and the Netherlands will be used to decarbonise the heat supply in the Scandinavian country.
Hydrogenious noted that the project is awaiting IPCEI designation by the European Commission (EC).
The project was initially called Green Crane and the partners planned to source the green hydrogen from Spain before a decision was made to relocate the production site to Sweden.
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