Messer: Marketing green hydrogen
Messer is project partner in the expansion of power-to-gas plant
- The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is supporting the expansion of the Reallabor H2-Wyhlen with a research grant of about 13.5 million euros
- Messer is one of the project partners and is developing marketing models for green hydrogen
- Messer experts are working on new applications for the use of renewable hydrogen and the by-product oxygen
Industrial gases specialist Messer is actively involved in the “green hydrogen” sector worldwide. Green hydrogen is produced in electrolysis plants by converting renewable electricity into green hydrogen. The production process involves water being broken down into hydrogen and oxygen by means of electrolysis, which is also the technique used at EnBW Group’s power-to-gas plant in Grenzach-Wyhlen in the state of Baden-Württemberg. “Our job is to market the green hydrogen. We are concentrating on technologies that will make our customers’ production processes more efficient and environmentally friendly,” Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer, explains. The focus is on applications for the internal logistics of industrial companies, such as hydrogen-powered fork-lift trucks, as well as various mobility projects for fleet operators and local public transport. Messer already has significant experience in this area through the safe and reliable operation of hydrogen filling stations for some of the world’s largest fleets of buses, fork-lift trucks and other industrial vehicles.
Apart from the industrial gases specialist, EnBW’s other project partners are the power utility EnergieDienst, the Baden-Württemberg Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, and Dialogik, a non-profit research organization with a focus on communication and cooperation.
The electrolysis plant, which has been in operation since 2019, will now have its capacity increased by five megawatts to a total of six megawatts. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is supporting the expansion of the Reallabor H2-Wyhlen with a research grant of about 13.5 million euros.