Tyssenkrupp to consider hydrogen production

Oct 9, 2019
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Equinor and Open Grid Europe have
started a feasibility study to promote climate-friendly hydrogen.

The steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, the Norwegian
Energy company Equinor and the natural gas transmission system operator Open Grid Europe have started a joint feasibility study into the decarbonised production of “blue” hydrogen, based on natural gas.

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The study will also look into ways to supply tyssenkrupp’s steelworks in Duisburg, the largest in Germany, with this hydrogen.

The starting point of the study is the production of hydrogen from natural gas and the permanent offshore storage of the resulting carbon dioxide,
possibly in the context of the Equinor-operated storage project
“Northern Lights” on the Norwegian shelf.

In the study will be several options for the recovery and transport of hydrogen to the thyssenkrupp site as well as options for the transport and storage of carbon dioxide.

Open Grid Europe will share their knowledge about the transmission and transport of gases into the study.

“We see hydrogen as the key to a climate-friendly future.
We therefore also welcome the intention of the Federal Government, to launch a nationwide hydrogen strategy, “said Dr. Arnd Köfler, Member of the Board and production manager of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

“In the long term, our goal is to use renewable hydrogen energy. ”

Source: tyssenkrupp press release

Photo (for illustrative purposes): tyssenkrupp headquarters, Essen / Arnoldius / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0


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