Green hydrogen as a raw material for industry
Green hydrogen is used to significantly reduce climate-damaging emissions in hard-to-abate industrial sectors or in (heavy) transport.
H2FUTURE: Green hydrogen in the steel industry
With a capacity of six megawatts (6 MW), up to 1,200 m3 of green hydrogen are produced every hour. Green hydrogen is used here to help split water into its basic components of hydrogen and oxygen. The research project was implemented with partners such as voestalpine and Siemens Energy and funded by the European Commission. The six megawatt electrolyser will continue to be operated by VERBUND and voestalpine after the end of the research project in 2021.
Green Ammonia Linz Industrial-scale project with LAT Nitrogen Linz
The project of VERBUND and LAT Nitrogen, currently the largest hydrogen user in Austria, aims to replace ~10% of the grey hydrogen currently used with green hydrogen.
This will save up to 90,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. The 60MW electrolyser at the Linz Chemical Park will produce up to 7,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year, which will then be used in the production of fertilisers, melamine and technical nitrogen. There are also plans to use the by-products O2 and waste heat directly on site.
HOTFLEX: Pilot plant for high-temperature electrolysis and fuel cell operation in the Mellach gas power plant
PanHy: Green hydrogen from Burgenland
Together with Burgenland Energie, VERBUND has set itself the goal of implementing an electrolysis plant – operated with electricity from wind and photovoltaics – in stages from 60 to 300 megawatts. The green hydrogen produced will be supplied to customers in the eastern region.