Green hydrogen as the key to the energy transition
We are decarbonisation partners: VERBUND is driving the energy transition forwards with green hydrogen and setting course for a green future.
We think ahead
We opt for green hydrogen
As a raw material, source of energy and storage medium, green hydrogen offers an enormous potential for contributing to the decarbonisation of energy and CO2-intensive processes. Nowadays, hydrogen is mostly generated from fossil sources of energy, such as natural gas. The electrolysis of water with electricity from renewable sources gives rise to carbon-free, green hydrogen.
Diverse potential for the use of green hydrogen with us as a partner
- Further processing into chemical raw materials for direct use in industry (e.g. steel, chemicals or fertilisers)
- Application as a fuel in the transport sector, mainly in the heavy load segment
- Storage and re-conversion of volatile wind and solar power as well as provision of grid services
Decarbonisation partner for CO2 savings targets
Hydrogen as a fuel, especially in the heavy transport segment
Provision of grid services for the transmission network
VERBUND as a partner along the value chain
Expansion of hydrogen production
The use of green hydrogen is especially needed in those sectors that have limited opportunities for electrification. We are therefore developing hydrogen projects together with customers in hard-to-abate sectors such as the steel industry, (petro-)chemicals and mobility. Using the know-how of an integrated energy company, our experts rely on in-depth experience from the fields of power plant construction and power trading, and expand the VERBUND portfolio with green hydrogen. Production on the customer’s premises ensures instant, reliable availability of green hydrogen.
Establishing the green hydrogen economy via import routes
Only by developing diversified hydrogen import routes can the rapidly growing demand for green hydrogen be covered under competitive conditions and thus the industrial location secured for the long term. At the same time, fossil dependencies are largely reduced. We are therefore expanding the value chain with international generation as well as with the transport and marketing of green hydrogen. Here, too, international partnerships and networks are critical to success.