Lhyfe is building a hydrogen production plant in Germany, in Brake (Unterweser). The site project is located on land in the harbour area of Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts), the largest public seaport operator in Germany. The plant would be the first in the northern German region to make green hydrogen available to the wider market.

The plant will produce up to 1,150 tonnes of green hydrogen per year (installed electrolysis capacity of 10 MW). The electricity will come from wind and photovoltaic plants in the country, through corporate PPAs. Potential offtakers would include various industrial and mobility applications.

We are delighted to be able to realise this 10 MW project. It demonstrates the economic viability of hydrogen solutions in the transport and industrial sectors and supports the state of Lower Saxony in its ambitious goals of building a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure. The port of Brake offers ideal conditions for the construction of green hydrogen plants. This project is also an important signal for Lhyfe and the sign of our ambition to make the future of energy supply more sustainable. Thanks to our many years of experience in the field of green and renewable hydrogen, we are able to meet the growing local demand for clean hydrogen,” says Luc Graré, Head of Central & Eastern Europe at Lhyfe.With this project, we are also driving value creation in the region. The local availability of green hydrogen will create new jobs and companies in the region will benefit from affordable clean hydrogen.”

Lower Saxony Economics Minister Olaf Lies commented: “This is a great success for the energy transition in our coastal region: it not only marks significant progress towards a sustainable energy supply, but also a clear commitment to regional value creation and decarbonisation. The port location of Brake offers ideal conditions for the production of renewable hydrogen. With this project, we are not only strengthening regional development, but also networking between industry and local stakeholders who are working together on innovative and sustainable solutions. Many thanks for the support of all the partners who have made this ambitious project possible. It combines innovation, sustainability and regional strength and is an example of successful collaboration on the path to a comprehensive and sustainable transformation of our energy system.

The decision to build a green hydrogen plant in the port of Brake is an important step towards regional decarbonisation. I am delighted that Lhyfe is realising this together with us and at the same time I am very proud that we as the town of Brake (Unterweser) are positioning ourselves as a pioneer for clean energy technologies. The project is helping to strengthen the local economy and our town in the long term,” says Michael Kurz, Mayor of Brake (Unterweser).The availability of hydrogen locally creates new opportunities for companies and promotes the development of environmentally friendly technologies. The port of Brake will become a hub for green innovation and sustainable growth. I firmly believe that this initiative will lead not only our industry but also our region into a successful and low-carbon future.”

The project in Lower Saxony will play a major role in decarbonising the industrial port complex and maritime transport.

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