RWE is investing a sum in the mid eight-figure range to construct an electrolyser for trial purposes on the site of the Emsland gas-fired power station. A further €8 million is coming from a funding commitment by the government of Lower Saxony. The pilot project is thus taking its first firm step towards the development of large-scale electrolyser capacity, and is building up valuable experience in the use of such facilities in the process.
RWE is working with several project partners to create a common base for an entire electrolyser farm, which will take shape at the Lingen location. The pilot plant is expected to go into operation at the end of 2023. Using electricity from renewables, it will be able to generate up to 290 kilograms of green hydrogen every hour.