In order to assist enterprises in Central Germany in reducing their CO2 emissions, the Dutch hydrogen firm HyCC and the German gas utility VNG AG have established the project “GreenRoot” for the development of large-scale green hydrogen generation.
The two businesses penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at an existing electrolysis plant in Bitterfeld.
The companies will begin by conducting research on the viability and potential of producing green hydrogen to decarbonize industries in Central Germany. In the next three to five years, it is intended to establish one or more industrial-scale electrolysis operations in the area.
Utilizing the electrolysis technique, green hydrogen is created from water and renewable power. No CO2 or other hazardous pollutants are produced by this. Because it can be used to generate things like steel, aviation fuel, and necessary chemicals and raw materials without CO2 emissions, hydrogen is key to achieving German and European climate targets. The sizable chemical industry and potential market for green hydrogen are both located in central Germany.