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2G Energy receives hydrogen CHP order from Siemens for UAE pilot project

Germany-headed 2G Energy AG, an internationally leading manufacturer of gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) systems for decentralized energy supply, has received an order to deliver a hydrogen-driven CHP system to Siemens AG for a pilot project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Windgas Haßfurt GmbH power-to-gas (PtG) plant – a joint venture between Stadtwerk Haßfurt and Hamburg-based green energy cooperative Greenpeace Energy with input from Siemens AG, Next Kraftwerke GmbH as well as the University of Applied Sciences Schweinfurt – commenced operations in October 2016. At the heart of the system is a container-sized PEM Sylizer 200 electrolyzer from Siemens with a peak output of 1.25 MW. The state-of-the-art facility at Mainhafen converts surplus electricity from the nearby citizen wind farm Sailershäuser Wald as well as other wind energy and solar plants into renewable hydrogen (H2), also called wind gas (photo courtesy Stadtwerk Haßfurt).

The 2G agenitor 412 forms part of a project on the Arabian Peninsula to produce hydrogen utilizing a solar-powered electrolysis plant manufactured by Siemens. The green hydrogen is then to be harnessed for emission-free re-generation with the 2G CHP unit.

The solar power will be generated in one of the world’s largest solar parks, which will be expanded to a capacity of 800 MWe by mid-2020. This is a pilot project to test how the produced gas can be stored and converted back into electricity, or how it can be utilized for transportation purposes or other industrial applications – power-to-X. 2G Energy is expected to deliver and install the hydrogen CHP by the end of the year.

Siemens also supplied the electrolyzer for the hydrogen CHP project for Stadtwerke Hassfurt. and, according to 2G Energy, the cooperation in Dubai is a further “sign of confidence” in the company’s hydrogen technology and confirms its continuing leading role in research and development in the cogeneration area.

At the beginning of July, 2G Energy received a further order for a hydrogen-powered CHP plant in Germany, and initial enquiries have already been received from abroad.

We identify keen and broad interest in our hydrogen expertise and are consequently optimistic that we will further expand our technological leadership, commented Christian Grotholt, CEO and founder of 2G Energy AG.

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