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Lhyfe plans for 800 MW green hydrogen project at Lubmin in Germany

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Hydrogen firm Lhyfe has announced its plans to produce up to 330 tons of green hydrogen per day at its proposed Lubmin plant in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, with a targeted commissioning date by 2029. 

Part of Lhyfe's backbone development strategy, the plant with an electrolysis capacity of 800 MW will feed into the German core hydrogen pipeline network, for the development of which the German government recently unveiled a €20 billion financing plan, it claims. 

"This location is of strategic importance to us," said Luc Graré, Head of Central and Eastern Europe at Lhyfe. "We are building these plants not only for our short-term needs, but also for future generations. The introduction of green hydrogen in Europe is a long-term project and Lubmin meets all the requirements to establish itself as a sustainable centre for green hydrogen in the long term". 

He further added, "We look forward to the long-term development of this location, to the development of the region's core hydrogen infrastructure, and to supporting the longstanding decarbonization of Europe's industry and transport."

Lhyfe's project in Lubmin is to sit on site of a decommissioned nuclear power plant, and is said to offer access to extensive existing and future electricity production capacities from offshore wind farms.

Further, the site also benefits from an extra-high voltage grid connection operated by transmission systems operator 50Hertz, which already operates a transformer station in Lubmin and will feed all the required electricity power to produce hydrogen.

It is to be noted that Lhyfe claims to have developed a backbone project portfolio representing 3.8 GW of electrolysis installed capacity as of June 2023, which is about 37 percent of its total project pipeline. This also includes large projects such as in Perl, Saarland in Germany and Delfzijl in Netherlands.

The company claims that these strategic locations ensure that future hydrogen production can be reliably transported and used in the decarbonization of industrial sites throughout these regions. Lhyfe currently has seven sites under construction or expansion throughout Europe.

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