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A pilot project will launched by the end of the year.
MAN Energy Solutions and Andritz Hydro have completed a strategic framework agreement to jointly develop international projects for the production of green hydrogen from hydropower. Frank Mette, CEO of Andritz Hydro in Germany, and Dr. Uwe Lauber, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of MAN Energy Solutions, signed the agreement in Ravensburg.
A pilot project in Europe will mark the start of the collaboration. Subsequently, the companies want to jointly identify further projects and implement them in the context of the German Federal Government's H2 Global initiative. H2 Global is a market-based funding platform, which aims to efficiently promote the market launch of green hydrogen and hydrogen-based power-to-X products.
The companies are aiming to launch an initial joint pilot project before the end of this year to provide about 650 tons of green hydrogen by using an electrolysis output of up to 4 MW, initially for local use. In follow-up projects, designed for the export of hydrogen, the installed electrolysis output is expected to increase to up to 100 MW in the coming years.
Man offers polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysis technology through its electrolysis company H-Tec Systems. In locations such as Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein, stacks and megawatt electrolysers based on the PEM process are developed by around 85 specialists of H-Tec Systems to cover the hydrogen demand for industry as well as for energy refiners