100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

With a symbolic push of the facility’s start button, the world’s largest green hydrogen plant was inaugurated in Mainz on Thursday, 2 July 2015. Thereby a lighthouse project in Germany’s journey towards renewable energies was officially kicked off after a construction period of almost one year. Malu Dreyer, minister-president of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Eveline Lemke, Minister of Energy and Michael Ebling, mayor of the city of Mainz, were present at the official opening ceremony. The CEO of The Linde Group, Dr Wolfgang Büchele, together with Siemens board member Prof. Siegfried Russwurm, members of the board of Stadtwerke Mainz AG, Detlev Höhne and Dr Tobias Brosze, and Prof. Detlev Reymann, president of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, were on hand to officially start operations at Energiepark Mainz.

The energy park is the result of a joint collaboration between these partners and has been designed to produce hydrogen using electricity from environmentally sound sources of energy such as neighbouring wind parks. Around EUR 17 million has been channelled into the project, which is also being funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the framework of its “Förderinitiative Energiespeicher” (Energy Storage Funding) initiative.

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