€3.5bn project to create 1,500km hydrogen backbone pipeline for Germany

Hydrogen infrastructure in Germany has been handed a significant boost today (March 24) with RWE and OGE unveiling a hydrogen infrastructure concept including 1GW of new electrolyser capacity and 1,500km of pipeline.

In order to speed up the development of the German hydrogen economy in light of recent EU plans to displace Russian fossil fuel and gas reliance, the concept could turn Germany into a powerhouse for the clean energy carrier.

Dubbed H2ercules the plans aim to install an additional 1GW of electrolyser capacity whilst also linking it via pipeline infrastructure to storage and import facilities in Northern Germany.

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