The total amount of the project initially amounts to 7.4 million euros
Schleswig-Holstein is one of the largest mobility projects in Germany using green hydrogen, which is obtained from wind energy.
The project is headed by the company GP Joule GmbH in Reußenköge (North Frisia district) is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport, as the company announced on Wednesday. The total amount of the project initially amounts to 7.4 million euros.
The background is the so-called sector coupling. The individual sectors of the energy system – transport, heat, and power generation – are connected with each other. This should ensure efficient and therefore more sustainable use of resources.
The GP Joule project uses renewable energy at five wind farms in the region and converts it locally into hydrogen. This hydrogen then goes to two public petrol stations in Husum and Niebüll. The hydrogen is fueled by two buses and five fuel cell-powered cars, which are also part of the project.
Heat is also generated during the production of hydrogen. This is used for the local heat supply.