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Rhenish mining region: On the way to becoming a hydrogen location

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The world's largest storage facility for green hydrogen is being built in Dormagen.

Green hydrogen is becoming increasingly important in mobility and industry. But the technology of the future still faces a decisive challenge: Hydrogen is usually not produced at the places where the energy carrier is actually needed. Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies offers the solution for safe and cost-efficient transport. The company from Erlangen has developed a process in which hydrogen can be bound to a liquid carrier substance and then transported safely.

In order to use this technology on a large scale, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies is now building a pilot plant at CHEMPARK Dormagen in cooperation with Covestro. The aim is to store about twenty times as much hydrogen there as in previous plants. The company points out that the location in North Rhine-Westphalia was chosen because the Rhenish mining region is an ideal location for testing and establishing innovative hydrogen value chains.

According to North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, the project is a good example of how the state can be supplied with green hydrogen in the future. "It also forms the nucleus for the creation of new, future-oriented jobs and supports the Rhenish mining region in becoming a leading hydrogen location," Pinkwart said.