Siemens Gamesa to Produce 100 Percent Green Hydrogen for Decarbonizing the Polluting Industries

In the crucial times of Climate Change, the world is trying to fight it by lowering carbon emissions. This economic decarbonization could be done by eliminating carbon-neutral fuels in transport sectors and polluting industries.

In the Wind and Power industry, Siemens Gamesa is all set to bring the Brande Hydrogen pilot project, which will produce 100 percent Green Hydrogen. The company is developing the first pilot project to connect a wind turbine to an electrolyzer with the ability to operate in ‘island mode’. Driving an electrolysis rig with no link to an electricity grid is termed as Island Mode.

The under-developing project includes a 3 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine owned by local partner Uhre Windpower, which will produce clean electricity to power a 400 kW electrolyzer. This machine splits water into oxygen and hydrogen so that the hydrogen can be stored and later used as a fuel in the mobility sector and to replace carbon-neutral fuels in other industries.

The project is close to receiving final permits; the first test runs are planned for December 2020 and green hydrogen production should start by January 2021, Siemens announced in a press release.

Andreas Nauen, Siemens Gamesa CEO, said, “Green hydrogen has the potential to be a game-changer in the quest to decarbonize the power supply and solve the climate crisis. Our wind turbines are already making a huge contribution to this effort by providing clean electricity to the grid but, with the storage potential of hydrogen, we can start addressing other key industries.”

Nauen added, “This is an exciting project and I’m proud that the ingenuity and commitment of our people are enabling Siemens Gamesa to take the lead. This is the future”.

Siemens Gamesa recently signed an agreement with Danish company Everfuel, which will distribute the 100% green hydrogen produced by the facility to refueling stations across Denmark. Where it will be used as fuel in taxis. This facility will provide insights that will be essential for scaling up the technology to larger turbines and wind farms both on land and at sea.

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