HyExperts I: Hydrogen Model Region Fichtelgebirge
Aim: District of Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge as a hydrogen region
Duration: 06/20 to 11/21
- How can the economic viability of using hydrogen as the main energy carrier be ensured, especially in local public transport? What are the main obstacles to the introduction of hydrogen technology in public transport in rural areas?
- What are the main economic factors influencing the use of hydrogen in the mobility sector? How high is the predicted demand for hydrogen?
- How can hydrogen mobility be integrated into a district-wide energy concept based on renewable energies and the coupling of sectors?
Finally, as part of HyExpert, a consortium of more than 30 partners from industry, logistics companies, municipal enterprises and the Wunsiedel district office has been formed to jointly invest in hydrogen applications. Independently of the HyExpert funding, construction of an 8.5 MW electrolyser was started in July 2021, which is to be expanded in stages to up to 17.5 MW over the next few years. Unlike other HyExpert regions, Wunsiedel will thus already have a hydrogen source from around mid-2022 that can serve various mobility, heating and industrial applications in the region.
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