Lhyfe, a trailblazer in green and renewable hydrogen production in Europe, is set to embark on a groundbreaking venture in Lubmin, Germany.
The company’s strategic move involves establishing one of the largest green hydrogen plants in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with an ambitious plan to produce up to 330 tons of green hydrogen daily. The targeted commissioning date for this monumental project is 2029.
This venture aligns seamlessly with Germany’s overarching strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease dependency on imported fossil fuels. Germany’s government, underscoring its commitment to a hydrogen-powered future, recently unveiled a robust €20 billion financing plan dedicated to the development of a comprehensive hydrogen pipeline network. Stretching across approximately 9,700 kilometers, this network aims to facilitate the seamless transportation of hydrogen not only within Germany but also to neighboring countries.
Lhyfe’s approach integrates a backbone development strategy, strategically positioning its green hydrogen production units in proximity to the emerging European hydrogen backbone. This tactical placement allows Lhyfe to cater to a diverse clientele connected through these forthcoming infrastructures. The Lubmin project, situated close to Germany’s hydrogen backbone, exemplifies the synergy between Lhyfe’s strategy and Germany’s commitment to fostering green hydrogen.
Over the past two years, Lhyfe has meticulously crafted a backbone project portfolio, boasting 3.8 GW of electrolysis installed capacity as of June 2023, representing 37% of its total project pipeline. Notable projects in Perl (Saarland) and Delfzijl (the Netherlands) exemplify Lhyfe’s foresight in aligning with future hydrogen transport infrastructures, ensuring reliable transportation and utilization of green hydrogen in industrial decarbonization efforts.
The choice of Lubmin as a project site is strategic on multiple fronts. The location offers access to substantial existing and future electricity production capacities generated by offshore wind farms. Leveraging an extra-high voltage grid connection operated by 50Hertz, the transmission system operator, ensures the reliable supply of required electricity to fuel hydrogen production. Moreover, the site’s unique environmental friendliness is accentuated by its establishment on the grounds of a decommissioned nuclear power plant.
Scheduled to be operational by 2029, the plant will boast an electrolysis capacity of 800 MW and a production capacity of up to 330 tons of green hydrogen per day.