HHLA gets €2.3 million green hydrogen funding boost

Wasserstoff Strategie der HHLA

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) will participate in a nationwide series of hydrogen projects announced by the German government.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will approve substantial amounts of funding for three key hydrogen projects as part of the implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy.

The three projects are the serial manufacture of large-scale water electrolysers (H2Giga), the offshore production of hydrogen and secondary products (H2Mare) and technologies for the transportation of hydrogen (TransHyDE).

HHLA is one of more than 240 partners from scientific and industrial sectors to work on the key projects.

HHLA can now draw on an additional €2.3 million ($2.6 million) to test new transportation technologies for green hydrogen, under the TransHyDE project.

Hydrogen is rarely used at the same location where it is manufactured. TransHyDE is tackling this problem and wants to develop a holistic approach to the production, transportation and use of hydrogen.

Together with other partners, HHLA is examining the various transport options, and is involved in the TransHyDE projects “Mukran” and “Helgoland” on the islands of Rügen and Heligoland respectively.

Testing of transportation of hydrogen in high-pressure containers as well as via LOHCs (liquid organic hydrogen carriers) is taking place on the islands.

Dr. Georg Böttner, responsible for HHLA’s hydrogen project, said, “An important question in the development of hydrogen technology is the widespread availa-bility of this energy source.

“HHLA, too, is searching for the best answers to this question, which is why we are involved in the key TransHyDE project.”

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