HH2E, a German energy company, recently revealed its intention to construct a renewable hydrogen production facility in the Borna region in the east of Germany. This project, named Thierbach, has an expected initial capacity of 100MW by 2025 and may even reach over 1GW by 2030. Foresight and HydrogenOne will be the two investors supporting the first phase.
The hydrogen that will be created from the facility will be employed to cater to various renewable hydrogen consumers and purchasers, comprising mobility market leaders, commercial air and road transport operators, the chemical industry, and large-scale energy operators. A preliminary investment decision (PID) has already been accepted by the consortium, and the final investment decision (FID) is planned for later this year.
The HH2E Lumbin project, revealed in June of last year, will have the same capacity as Thierbach and aims to generate more than 600,000 tonnes/year of renewable hydrogen by 2030 with the combination of a 50MW alkaline electrolyser and a 200MWh high-capacity battery. The German government anticipates that there will be 5GW of renewable capacity by 2030, and HH2E is hoping to have 4GW of renewable hydrogen capacity within the same time period.