The Anonymous Widower

Lhyfe’s Green Hydrogen To Power Deutsche Bahn Trains

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Renewables Now.

This is the first paragraph.

Deutsche Bahn AG has agreed to source about 30 tonnes of green hydrogen from French producer Lhyfe from 2024 onward to power its trains as the German railway operator seeks to reach climate neutrality by 2040.

The electrolyser will be built at Tuebingen.

In Can The UK Have A Capacity To Create Five GW Of Green Hydrogen?, I said the following.

Ryze Hydrogen are building the Herne Bay electrolyser.

  • It will consume 23 MW of solar and wind power.
  • It will produce ten tonnes of hydrogen per day.

The electrolyser will consume 552 MWh to produce ten tonnes of hydrogen, so creating one tonne of hydrogen needs 55.2 MWh of electricity.

I suspect that in my quote above from the article on Renewables Now, that the Tuebingen electrolyser will be producing thirty tonnes of hydrogen per day or just under 11,000 tonnes per year.

In that case it would be three times the size of the Herne Bay Electrolyser.


December 7, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Just had a look at the DB website from which the following extract is taken:
    “As part of this project, DB Energie has now commissioned the hydrogen producer Lhyfe with the provision of green hydrogen in 2024 at the Tübingen location. For this purpose, Lhyfe builds an electrolyser and operates it directly on site. After commissioning, an annual hydrogen production of around 30,000 kilograms can be achieved”
    “In the H2goesRail project, DB Energie ensures the hydrogen supply for the one-year trial run of the overall system. To this end, the DB subsidiary is developing and building a hydrogen filling station with a new type of rapid refueling with its partners Wystrach and Wenger Engineering. With Lhyfe, the innovative overall hydrogen system has now been supplemented by a further partner”
    From what I can find this project involves the Siemens battery-hydrogen railcars announced back in 2020.

    Comment by fammorris | December 7, 2021 | Reply

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