Plansee and Linde inked a contract on a sustainable hydrogen supply for the Reutte site, the hydrogen needed by Plansee and Ceratizit gradually turns green and Linde Gas will run the essential facilities.
For manufacturing, Plansee requires a lot of hydrogen. The facility, which creates hydrogen from water and energy, is run by Linde. On the Plansee property in Breitenwang, a pre-existing structure will house the hydrogen electrolyser. With a four-megawatt output and a purity of 99.999 per cent, the electrolyser can generate up to 800 cubic metres of hydrogen every hour. Electrolysis requires power, which is only available from renewable sources (green electricity). As a result, the hydrogen created by this technique is also environmentally friendly.
As a first stage, the long-term arrangement with Linde to supply the production site is meant to pay for half of the hydrogen needed by Plansee and Ceratizit in Reutte. “In the Reutte production site, natural gas-based hydrogen generation is currently responsible for 50% of our CO2 emissions. By 2025, we can cut these emissions in half thanks to the new hydrogen electrolyser “Managing Director of Plansee High-Performance Materials Ulrich Lausecker. By 2, Plansee intends to provide all of the site’s hydrogen without any CO203 by that time.
“We take great pride in the fact that this is one of the few industrial electrolyser initiatives in Europe, making it a significant innovation for both parties and the Austrian economy. With this undertaking, Linde and Plansee show that this is already possible with qualified commitment and expert foresight “the Head of Cluster Austria/Hungary at Linde, DI Andreas X. Müller, MSc.
Providing all of the production facilities with renewable energy, boosting tungsten recycling rates, and improving material efficiency are additional important steps to lower the CO2 footprint.