RWE, partners get EUR 11.6m grant to study green H2 transportation

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January 11 (Renewables Now) - German energy major RWE AG (ETR:RWE) and a group of partners have received EUR 11.63 million (USD 13.16m) from the German government to study the transportation of green hydrogen in Lower Saxony.

As part of the GET H2 project, the partners will build a demonstration centre and a test pipeline in Lingen, Lower Saxony, to explore key aspects of the transportation and storage of the green fuel under real conditions, the partners said on Friday.

Apart from RWE, the group of companies working on the project includes transmission system operators Nowega and OGE, speciality chemicals company Evonik Industries AG (ETR:EVK), the University of Potsdam, pipeline monitoring service provider Adlares, gas analytical solutions provider Meter-Q Solutions, Rosen, and the gas and water association DVGW.

In April 2021, Nowega carried out the intelligent pigging and cleaning works on the gas pipeline in the region that will be converted to transport hydrogen while the construction of an electrolyser and a test pipeline at RWE's gas power plant Emsland in Lingen will start this month.

The GET H2 Nukleus project includes a 130-km (80.78 mi) long pipeline between Lingen and Gelsenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia that will transport green hydrogen produced by a 100-MW electrolyser owned by RWE Generation. The electrolyser in Lingen will be powered with locally produced renewable energy. The green fuel will then be transported to industrial customers and refineries in Lingen, Marl and Gelsenkirchen.

The grant is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the TransHyDe project.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.132)

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