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Power-to-Gas lighthouse project on the Upper Rhine
ZSW--Regional Council of Freiburg approves power-to-gas lighthouse project on the Upper Rhine
Hydrogen from green electricity offers great opportunities for the energy transition in transport. Its use in fuel cell vehicles is free of pollutants and carbon dioxide. That could drive the thick air in Germany's cities.
A lighthouse project now wants to convert the regenerative production of the gas into industrial practice.
In Grenzach-Wyhlen in southern Baden, a power-to-gas plant is currently being built to produce the energy carrier on a megawatt scale.
The green electricity for the hydrogen comes from a neighboring hydroelectric power station on the Rhine. In mid-March 2018, the regional council of Freiburg granted approval. The path is now open for the project coordinated by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW).
In autumn 2018, the plant operated by the energy supplier Energiedienst AG is to go into commercial operation and partners from research and industry are all on board.