Salzgitter Flachstahl says it produces hydrogen with green electricity from the wind power plant that Iberdrola is building in the Baltic Sea. German Economy Minister Robert Habeck has announced that he will finance the Salzgitter Low CO2 steelmaking transformation program.
German Minister of Economy Robert Habeck has announced funding for the SALCOS – Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking transformation programme. “As confirmed in this announcement, SALCOS’s first development phase will receive approximately EUR 700 million ($768.6 million) federal funding and €300 million from the state government. said Salzgitter AG. “Together with Salzgitter AG’s already approved equity of over one billion euros, funding has now been secured for the first development phase of SALCOS, which is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2025.”
RWE and Badenova plan to jointly build a hub for the production, transport and distribution of green hydrogen in the Upper Rhine region of Germany. “Thanks to the planned electrolysis plant at the RADAG river power plant in Albruck, we will be able to deliver significant amounts of green hydrogen here from the end of 2026.” said Sopna Sury, COO Vety for RWE Generation. “Green electricity here comes from renewable sources in the area.” RWE plans to build a 50 MW electrolysis plant that will produce up to 8,000 tons of green hydrogen per year. BadenovaNETZE, a subsidiary of Badenova Infrastructure, plans to build a new hydrogen pipeline from Waldshut to Albbruck to reach industrial and transport customers on both sides of the Rhine.
Mercedes-Benz special trucks is presented a prototype Unimog multipurpose vehicle with a hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine. Funded by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the project has been implemented by 18 industrial and scientific partners since July 2021. A hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine for traction and all power take-offs “may prove to be a possible alternative type of traction for the Unimog,” said Daimler Truck. “Due to limited space, installing purely battery-powered electric drive or hydrogen-based fuel cells would be challenging. Daimler Truck said it plans to offer climate-neutral vehicles in Europe, the United States and Japan by 2039.
The Estonian Hydrogen Association has signed an agreement with Alexela, Eesti Energia, the port of Tallinn and the University of Tartu “for the official establishment of the world’s first nationwide Hydrogen Valley”.