Berlin’s €9 billion support package for hydrogen has given the power-to-gas industry an injection of impetus it sorely needs in order to get projects off the ground. The German government’s €9bn hydrogen strategy, announced on 10 June, was a much-needed psychological boost for promoters of power-to-gas technologies across Europe. The plan prioritises ‘green hydrogen’ which is electricity produced by renewables such as wind or solar and converted into storable ‘green’ gas by using electrolysers. The German plan sets a target of 5 GW of electrolyser capacity by 2030, which amounts to 14 TWh of hydrogen production annually. That would require 20 TWh/year of additional renewables generation on top of the 237 TWh/year of renewable electricity Germany already.
Energy Voice 26th June 2020 read more »