Hydrogen lighthouse project bad Lauchstädt enters execution phase
The partnership with Uniper to further scale up hydrogen production.
Uniper has ordered a 30 MW pressurized alkaline electrolyzer from the Dresden-based electrolysis company Sunfire for the Bad Lauchstädt energy park (one of the pioneering projects of the energy transition).
The delivery is scheduled for 2024. The project will realize the production, transport, storage, and economical use of green hydrogen on an industrial scale in Saxony-Anhalt, showcasing: new solutions for the future energy infrastructure. Together with its project partners, Uniper is helping to create value and jobs in the region affected by structural change.
Sunfire’s 30 MW electrolysis plant is currently one of the largest planned systems of its kind. At the energy park in Bad Lauchstädt, the electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen with renewable electricity from a nearby wind farm. The hydrogen produced in the project’s second phase can be temporarily stored in a specially equipped salt cavern. Afterwards, it will be fed into the local chemical industries’ hydrogen network via a repurposed gas pipeline. It will also be used in urban mobility solutions, such as hydrogen-powered buses.
Nils Aldag, Sunfire CEO, said, “With this significant new order, we are making an important contribution to the successful ramp-up of the hydrogen economy as well as to the transformation of the chemical industry in Germany. We are happy to partner with Uniper to further scale up hydrogen production.”
Dr Axel Wietfeld, CEO of Hydrogen at Uniper, said, “The Bad Lauchstädt energy park covers the entire value chain including the production, transport, storage, distribution and use of green hydrogen.”