Germany has shown interest in financing hydrogen ventures, with both the Länder and the federal government investigating projects that might help the country become a “major technology supplier.”
The Huntorf hydrogen center, for example, is being designed by EWE, an Oldenburg-based oil, telecommunications, and information technology company, and Uniper, a Dusseldorf-based energy company.
“Green hydrogen is an indispensable building block for the energy transition. That’s why we are funding five innovative research projects across Lower Saxony with a total of €6 million. Here in Huntorf, the DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems and Clausthal University of Technology are now using the compressed air storage power plant to investigate the potential of using green hydrogen in thermal processes,” Lower Saxony’s minister for science and culture, Björn Thümler, commented.