EU Hydrogen Alliance Clean Hydrogen Alliance launched
The European Commission announced the establishment of a Clean Hydrogen Alliance on July 8th. The alliance brings together 18 CEOs from leading European industrial companies, including Bosch, Siemens and SSAB, as well as 12 representatives from politics and civil society. This was announced by Sunfire GmbH, which was nominated as a member. The Clean Hydrogen Alliance will play a central role in the ramp-up and large-scale use of clean hydrogen in Europe and will develop an overall project plan for Europe in the coming months.
“The past year was a very important one for the European hydrogen economy. We had the opportunity to work with a number of the world’s leading companies to prepare for the green hydrogen market launch. And now 2020 could go down in history as the year of hydrogen, ”said Nils Aldag, Managing Director of Sunfire. “The Clean Hydrogen Alliance will enable us to take this cooperation to the next level and to build large-scale plants for the production of green hydrogen together with industry.”
Sunfire believes that most industrial processes will continue to depend on fuels and gases until 2050 and beyond. That is why green hydrogen and its by-products are one of the most important solutions to reduce industrial emissions and put an end to the age of fossil fuels. Many of the European industrial giants showed a willingness to make climate-neutral production a reality. Current projects focus on the decarbonization of emission-intensive processes such as refineries, iron and steel production plants and the production of aviation fuel.
Sunfire has launched a large number of pilot projects in Germany and abroad: Salzgitter’s GrInHy project uses green hydrogen to decarbonize energy-intensive steel production. The MultiPLHY project was developed together with Neste, Engie, CEA and Paul Wurth . The project creates the world’s first high-temperature, multi-megawatt electrolyzer that provides green hydrogen for the production of renewable biofuels. Furthermore, the Dresden-based company, together with three partners, recently announced the construction of the first commercial plant for the production of synthetic fuels based on green hydrogen in Norway .