• Uniper and Siemens to collaborate on green hydrogen production and firing in gas-fired plants

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

Uniper and Siemens are to collaborate to look at production of renewable hydrogen from wind power for use in gas-fired power plants. The German companies are to discuss initial project ideas over the next six to twelve months, with Uniper seeking to decarbonize its power generation from gas firing, and Siemens providing most of Uniper’s gas turbines. Both companies have wind power generation assets, and Germany as a country is currently estimated to lose between €1.2-1.4 billion (US$1.3-1.5 billion) of generated wind power, which suggests there is potential for the introduction of electrolysis plants for the production of green hydrogen. The talks will also include options for conversion of Uniper’s coal-fired power generation capacity to fire hydrogen.