German companies Uniper and Siemens will cooperate on joint projects to advance the use of green hydrogen and sector coupling. Conventional, gas-fired hydrogen production plants will be gradually transformed as part of the initiative. Siemens and the Uniper fossil fuels business spun out of German energy giant E.on have been working together for years and have announced a cooperation agreement aimed at decarbonizing power generation and driving sector coupling. Part of the initiative announced yesterday will focus on the production and use of green hydrogen. The partners will assess what proportion of Uniper’s natural gas assets could host hydrogen produced using renewable electricity. Uniper plans to shutter or repurpose its coal-fired power fleet within five years as part of a bid for climate neutral power generation by 2035 and is examining the role green hydrogen can play, not least by supplanting natural gas. Siemens Gas and Power will provide technical support.
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Siemens Gas and Power has teamed up with Uniper to drive decarbonisation projects across the latter’s gas and power portfolio, with a particular focus on the production of hydrogen from both renewable energy as well as fossil fuel facilities, they announced yesterday. The companies plan to study the potential for hydrogen production at German energy firm Uniper’s existing gas turbines and storage facilities in Europe, as well as the potential role for the technology across its fleet of coal plants, which are scheduled for closure or conversion across Europe by 2025. Moreover, the firms are looking to explore opportunities to produce ‘green’ hydrogen at wind turbines, according to Reuters.
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