Germanium-based hydrogen electrolyzer has a potential for powering the world’s power grids
Germany’s first commercial hydrogen-based electrolyzer will be tested on a small scale at the end of the year, and the results could make the world a cleaner, greener place.
The company behind the project, Green-POWER, announced last week that it will conduct a battery test in a lab, and is planning to test it in the summer.
It will then produce an electrolyzer for the power grid.
A few months later, the company will roll out a commercial model of the hydrogen-to-electricity system, which it says will generate up to 60 percent of Germany’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
The project is in line with plans by Germany’s other power companies to use renewable energy sources for electricity generation, and it is expected to generate a lot of electricity, especially from the hydrogen electrolyzers.
“We are in a position to produce a much larger portion of our electricity from the new generation of renewable energy than from the existing fossil fuel sources,” says Peter Schumacher, director of the Green-Power energy project.
The German government has a long-term goal of replacing the country’s coal-fired power plants with renewable energy by 2050, and Green-power has pledged to help reduce its carbon footprint by using a lot more renewable energy.
Green-power plans to use a lot less renewable energy in its power generation than it currently does, because the company wants to reduce its emissions from coal, which account for roughly 20 percent of all electricity produced in Germany.
It’s not clear how much of this new power will come from hydrogen, but the company is working on a plan to make it cheaper.
Green Power’s project aims to produce between 10 and 100 million kilograms of hydrogen annually.
The electrolyzer’s capacity will be 100 kilowatt-hours, or about 4,000 pounds of hydrogen per kilogram.
It is currently undergoing testing and will go into production later this year.
The hydrogen is used in the battery, but it will also be used for other applications, such as making batteries for energy storage.
Green’s CEO, Thomas Neumann, said in an interview that the hydrogen is a potential solution to the hydrogen shortage in the power industry.
“It is a very efficient and sustainable energy source, because it can be converted to hydrogen at a cost of 10 to 100 times that of other electrolyzers,” he said.
“There is a lot in common with conventional hydrogen electrolysis.”
Green- Power has already invested a total of $6.5 million into the project.
It hopes to have a commercial product available in 2020, and has been testing the hydrogen in different parts of the world.
In the United States, it has a contract to supply the company with a hydrogen generator for the U.S. grid.
Germany, meanwhile, has been looking for a solution to its hydrogen shortage, and last year commissioned a project to develop a hydrogen-fueled power plant.
The plant will be built in a site near Munich.
“Our target is to build a hydrogen fuel-to or hydrogen-electric plant for a new plant in Munich,” Green- POWER’s chief executive, Matthias Jansen, told German news agency dpa.
“At the moment, we do not have any hydrogen sources available, so we will look at different solutions.”
Green Power hopes to get its hydrogen-powered plant off the ground by the end for the summer of 2020, with the company expected to roll out the first units in the U