E.ON to convert natural gas pipeline to hydrogen

European utilities company E.ON is converting a natural gas pipeline in Germany, which is part of the public supply system, to pure hydrogen.

Part of its new research and development project “H2HoWi” in Holzwickede in North Rhine-Westphalia, the venture will see E.ON subsidiary Westnetz establish whether the existing infrastructure could even be used for pure hydrogen.

Launched by E.ON SE and Westnetz GmbH, H2HoWi will act as an important milestone in making the public supply to the community of Holzwickede sustainable.

The entire project will be executed by Westnetz and will be managed and operated until the end of 2023. Construction work will start in November 2020.

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