Siemens Energy, a key player in the global energy landscape, is spearheading the green hydrogen revolution with the initiation of electrolyzer production in Berlin. This milestone signals a significant leap toward large-scale green hydrogen adoption and a vital step in the global transition away from fossil fuels.
Siemens Energy aims to scale up green hydrogen production by manufacturing electrolyzers with an annual output of one gigawatt in Berlin. The ambitious plan includes doubling production volume by the following year and reaching an impressive three gigawatts by 2025. The primary objective is to contribute substantially to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by replacing fossil fuels with green hydrogen.
The core of this groundbreaking initiative lies in the production of electrolysis devices, crucial for generating green hydrogen. Siemens Energy’s Thomas Bagus emphasizes the importance of series production as a prerequisite for making green hydrogen economically viable on a large scale. Electrolyzers play a pivotal role in splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen using electricity, laying the foundation for sustainable and scalable green hydrogen production.
The projected hydrogen production of around 300,000 tons annually holds the promise of a cleaner, more sustainable future for Berlin. If green hydrogen replaces fossil fuels, it could theoretically save 15% of the city’s annual carbon dioxide emissions. The Berlin facility, touted to be one of the world’s largest, is poised to make a substantial impact on the local and global carbon reduction efforts.