HH2E announces new renewable hydrogen production project in Germany

Gary Hornby


LONDON (ICIS)–German energy company HH2E has announced that it intends to build a renewable hydrogen production facility in the country.

The HH2E Thierbach project will be located in the Borna region in the east of Germany will have an initial capacity of 100MW by 2025, potentially scaling to over 1GW by 2030, HH2E said in a press release.

The first phase of the project will be supported by two investors, Foresight and HydrogenOne.

The hydrogen that will be produced from the facility “will serve renewable hydrogen customers and offtakers, including leading players in the mobility sector, large-scale energy and industrial customers such as the chemical industry and commercial air and road transport operators,” HH2E said.

The final investment decision (FID) is due to be taken later this year with the preliminary investment decision (PID) already having been approved by the consortium.

This will be HH2E’s second such project in Germany after the Lubmin project, with both set to have a similar technology-mix and design to reduce risk and implementation time.

The Lumbin project, announced in June last year, will have the same capacity as the Thierbach project and aims to produce over 600,000tonnes/year of renewable hydrogen by 2030 by combining a 50MW alkaline electrolyser with a 200MWh high-capacity battery.

HH2E are aiming to have 4GW of renewable hydrogen capacity in Germany by 2030, with Germany expecting to have 5GW of renewable capacity over the same time frame.


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