Lhyfe and JET H2 Energy to supply green hydrogen in Schwäbisch Gmünd

Cooperation is being planned between LHYFE and the joint venture JET H2 Energy to develop a hydrogen filling station in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

In 2024, construction will start. The initiative is a turning point for the city and pursues a comprehensive strategy for the quick expansion of the hydrogen economy.

An agreement to construct a 10 MW water electrolysis plant with a daily output capacity of up to 4 tons of green hydrogen was signed by Lhyfe and the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd in June 2022. The collaboration between Lhyfe and JET H2 Energy, which calls for the construction of a hydrogen filling station, is the next step in the growth of the neighborhood’s hydrogen infrastructure. In order to further support the local hydrogen economy, JET H2 Energy and Lhyfe will supply the planned refueling station with locally produced green hydrogen.

“We applaud the ambitious plans for a hydrogen infrastructure based on renewable energies that the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd and the state of Baden-Württemberg wish to put into action. The usage of green hydrogen is one of the most effective answers to the logistics and mobility industries’ main issues on the road to climate neutrality. Such initiatives and programs inspire, motivate, and, most importantly, build market confidence “Luc Graré, the head of Lhyfe’s Central & Eastern Europe, explains.

In the upcoming years, green hydrogen will be crucial to the sector’s necessary decarbonization of transportation and logistics. The ability to ramp up capabilities as rapidly as feasible now will significantly impact whether the climate targets can still be met.

“We intend to set up a national hydrogen filling station network in Germany, Denmark, and Austria as a supporter of emission-free transportation. Working hydrogen ecosystems and close collaborations are needed for this to be successful in the long run. We are only able to contribute sustainably and over the long run in this way to the growth of the hydrogen economy. The contract signed and the building project in Schwäbisch Gmünd demonstrate what is possible when business expertise and technological innovation come together “Elena Hof, the company’s manager of public affairs, says.

In line with the state’s ambitious hydrogen agenda, which it has been pursuing since 2020, Baden-Württemberg is a prominent player in the creation of electrolyzers, fuel cells, and their component parts. The state has recently committed or spent close to 500 million euros in support of fuel cell and hydrogen technology in the fields of research, development, and market introduction. With partnerships like this, Schwäbisch Gmünd is becoming a prototype area for the national expansion of hydrogen and filling station network as a primary supply infrastructure.

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