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H2 PRODUCTION

HYDROGEN AS AN ENERGY STORE

Our heart beats for hydrogen. This isn’t a case of blind love, but of pure calculation: hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and yet has the unique potential to play a key role in the energy transition.

CO2 emissions can be reduced to a minimum through sustainable hydrogen production – which is why the CEP uses ‘green’ hydrogen. As a storage medium, hydrogen can increase system stability and enable the large-scale integration of renewable energies. In a nutshell, even when the sun won’t shine and the wind won’t blow, we KEEP moving with hydrogen.

LOGISTICS

Electrolysis can take place on-site at the filling station or centrally at larger plants with subsequent transport to the H2 stations. In decentralised production, the filling stations operate autonomously; there are no transport costs. However, for short transport routes, centralised production may be the more economical solution. The CEP is discussing suitable solutions such as high-pressure trailers and smaller storage concepts. The prospects of regional H2 logistics and supra-regional hydrogen supply are being evaluated on the basis of established data collection and evaluation.

Depending on the existing infrastructure and the volume to be transported, hydrogen is transported either by pipeline or by tanker truck. Smaller volumes of compressed gaseous hydrogen (200-300 bar) or liquid hydrogen (LH2) at -253° C are transported by tank truck. An LH2 trailer can carry about 3,500 kg of hydrogen.

TECHNOLOGY

The Clean Energy Partnership is one of the most important international projects to test hydrogen as a fuel. It revolves around the development of technical standards – from production to swift, safe fuelling to the operation of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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