Ground Broken at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Hydrogen Refuelling Station

06 Dec 2012

12-02-15 Enertrag

ENERTRAG, Linde, TOTAL, McPhy Energy, and 2G Energietechnik have broken ground at an innovative hydrogen station for Germany’s new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The station forms part of a much larger hybrid power plant, which integrates wind and biogas energies and will provide clean hydrogen for the station, as well as CNG and electricity, catering for a range of low-to-zero emission vehicles.

McPhy Berlin Foundation CeremonyAt the official foundation stone ceremony in Schönefeld the minister-president of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzeck, commented "Green Hydrogen is one of the most important elements for the energy transition. Brandenburg today plays a pioneering role amongst the federal states of Germany and would like to further expand its leading role in renewable energies. We are glad, that very different partners are joining their competences forces for such a pioneering project".

In the project excess electricity from the wind farm is converted into hydrogen by an ENERTRAG electrolyser, stored in an industrial-scale McPhy metal hydride system and piped to the TOTAL and Linde refuelling station at the airport. The station is set to open in autumn next year.

 

Reference: McPhy Energy

Images: Schematic of hybrid power plant (RÖMER GRAFIK, FROM TOTAL GERMANY WEBSITE); foundation stone ceremony (McPhy Energy)

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