Plans unveiled for first publicly accessible hydrogen network

A consortium of companies are joining forces to develop a hydrogen network from Lingen to Gelsenkirchen in Germany.

Expected to be operational from late 2022 onwards, the planned 130 kilometre network will link the production of green hydrogen with industrial customers in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.

The GET H2 Nukleus project, comprising BP, Evonik, Nowega, OGE and RWE Generation, is set to become the first hydrogen network in the regulated sector with non-discriminatory access and transparent prices.

The idea is to convert power from renewable energies into hydrogen and use it as a carbon-free source of energy in industry and other sectors.

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