The news that construction has begun on Lhyfe’s four-tonne-per-day green hydrogen plant in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany is a boost for the growing European hydrogen sector. Simply put, more hydrogen means more vehicles using clean energy.
This impressive new 10MW plant will initially supply the H2-Aspen industrial park and a hydrogen refuelling station run by Jet H2.
With funding from the German state, the Lhyfe plant is part of the Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) project and it has received a $6.8m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant. The facility will utilize renewable electricity via purchase agreements covering hydro, wind and solar power.
It is set to be commissioned in around one year’s time. Of course, this is not Lhyfe’s only German project – it previously announced a plan for a 70MW plant in Perl.
The more we see such production plants come online, the more optimistic we can be about the accessibility of hydrogen to the end user. Here at FIBA, we are focussing on ensuring we can help meet the growing demand for high pressure vessels for storing the hydrogen being produced.
Illustration © Lhyfe