Green hydrogen can help reduce CO2 emissions far beyond the electricity sector: For energy-intensive industries such as steel, chemicals or cement, it is considered an important building block of decarbonisation. In addition, hydrogen can serve as a climate-neutral fuel (directly in a fuel cell or as a base material for synthetic diesel or paraffin) or as a sustainable fuel for heat supply. Green hydrogen, which is produced with the help of renewable-generated electricity, can replace fossil fuels in other sectors and play a decisive role in achieving climate goals.
The project in Rostock, which focuses on the use of green hydrogen, is also concerned with the production of green hydrogen. By 2026, a 100-megawatt electrolysis plant is to be built on the site of the coal-fired power plant at the Rostock Overseas port as part of the “HyTech Hafen Rostock” project. This project is to be developed and built by the newly founded Rostock EnergyPort cooperation GmbH. The energy suppliers RWE Generation, EnBW Neue Energien GmbH, RheinEnergie AG and the port operator ROSTOCK PORT GmbH, are combining their expertise and each has a stake of just under 25 percent in the new company.