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Green Electricity from Green Hydrogen.

Green Electricity from Green Hydrogen.


The European energy system is to undergo a radical transformation along the next years. Europe’s decarbonization requires new technologies, particularly those to be deployed in the industrial sector and this change needs sufficient renewable energies. That’s the reason why the electricity sector is already in the search for innovative supply solutions.

H2FUTURe is one of the flagship European projects brought about by those changes. It is about six partners working hand in hand to attain one goal: green electricity from green hydrogen. The coordination of the project is carried out by VERBUND, Voestalpine and Siemens. A 6 MW PEM electrolysis system will be set up and operated at the Voestalpine Linz steel plant in Austria. The prequalification of the electrolyser system will be supported by APG (Austrian Power Grid). TNO, the Netherland’s research centre and the Austrian K1-MET will study the replicability of the results at larger scales in EU28 for the steel industry.

The Project comprises 10 work packages:

  • WP01 Project Management and Coordination (lead: VERBUND)
  • WP02 Specification of Pilot Tests and Operation Phase (lead: VERBUND)
  • WP03 Detailed Engineering of the Critical Building Blocks (lead: Siemens)
  • WP04 Manufacturing and Factory Testing of the Electrolyser System (lead: Siemens)
  • WP05 Development and Validation of the Link with Power and Energy Markets (lead: VERBUND)
  • WP06 Installation of the Infrastructure for the Electrolyser System (lead: voestalpine)
  • WP07 Unit Integration and on-site Validation of the full Pilot (lead: voestalpine)
  • WP08 Two Year Demonstration (lead: VERBUND)
  • WP09 Impacts of the Project Results and Exploitation (lead: TNO)
  • WP10 Dissemination of the Project Results (lead: VERBUND)

The H2FUTURE project will be completed by mid 2021.