HyCC and VNG to develop green hydrogen projects
The future belongs to green hydrogen as a climate-friendly and CO2-neutral energy source.
The Dutch hydrogen company HyCC and the German gas company VNG AG have launched the “GreenRoot” project to develop large-scale green hydrogen production to help industries in Central Germany reduce their CO2 emissions.
The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at an existing electrolysis facility in Bitterfeld.
The companies will start with a study on green hydrogen production’s technical feasibility and potential to decarbonize industries in Central Germany. The aim is to develop one or more electrolysis projects of industrial scale in the region in the next three to five years.
Green hydrogen is produced from renewable electricity and water through electrolysis. This produces no CO2 or other harmful emissions. Hydrogen is vital to reach German and European climate goals, as it can be used to produce materials such as steel, aviation fuels and essential chemicals and raw materials without CO2 emissions. Central Germany is home to a large chemical industry and a large potential market for green hydrogen.
Stijn van Els, CEO of HyCC, said, “By combining our expertise in electrolysis with the experience of VNG in supplying sustainable energy to the region, we make a major contribution to help transform these industries towards a more circular, sustainable model, based on green hydrogen.”
Ulf Heitmüller CEO of VNG AG, said, “We need industrial-scale solutions in hydrogen to support the German energy transition. Our home region in Central Germany is the ideal location for this.”