RWE has recognised the importance that hydrogen could have on the European ecosystem and thus are actively pursuing opportunities to expand its presence in this surging market.
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Hydrogen presents an opportunity to decarbonise various hard-to-abate sectors in which electrification may struggle, and thus is recognised as a complement to renewable energy.
Using renewable energy to produce hydrogen allows the creation of the cleanest variant – green hydrogen which is also high sought after.
Increasing the amount of green hydrogen production will reduce its cost and make it more accessible to different companies and industries across the globe.
Storage capabilities will also be a crucial aspect in building the hydrogen market and renewable sector in Europe with hydrogen seen as a primary way of large-scale renewable energy storage.
Coupled with intermittent power resources it allows for an almost constant, steady flow of renewable energy.
Most of the facility is to be built on the RWE site at Kottiger Hook and incorporates a salt cavern for large-scale hydrogen storage.
The connection of the cavern to the above-ground facility as well as connection to a future hydrogen transport network will be made through pipelines outside the storage site.
This is also being developed as part of the GET H2 initiative.
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.