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Shell, Vattenfall plan green H2 project at former German coal plant site

Energy companies team up to bring an electrolyser to Hamburg site to help meet Germany’s ambitious target of 5GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030

Shell, Swedish energy company Vattenfall, Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and a local partner plan to build a scalable 100MW green hydrogen electrolyser at a site near Hamburg in northern Germany that until very recently been home to an operational coal-fired power plant. The partners, which also include municipal heat provider Warme Hamburg, expect to start green hydrogen production mainly from offshore wind as well as solar power in 2025 and are assessing options to add further renewable energy plants to the site to create a larger green energy hub. “The establishment of a green hydrogen hub that is fully integrated into Hamburg's industrial infrastructure would show Eu



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