Lhyfe building green hydrogen plant in Lower Saxony

Producer of green hydrogen for transportation and industry, Lhyfe, is currently building a hydrogen production plant in the German town of Brake in Lower Saxony, located on land in the harbour area of Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts), the largest public seaport operator in Germany.
Lhyfe building green hydrogen plant in Lower Saxony
Courtesy of Lhyfe.

The plant would be the first in the northern German region to make green hydrogen available to the wider market. The groundbreaking ceremony for the production facility is taking place today, February 1.

The plant will produce up to 1,150 tonnes of green hydrogen per year (installed electrolysis capacity of 10 MW). The electricity will come from wind and photovoltaic plants in the country, through corporate PPAs. Potential offtakers would include various industrial and mobility applications.

“We are delighted to be able to realise this 10 MW project” said Luc Graré, Head of Central & Eastern Europe at Lhyfe. “It demonstrates the economic viability of hydrogen solutions in the transport and industrial sectors and supports the state of Lower Saxony in its ambitious goals of building a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure. The port of Brake offers ideal conditions for the construction of green hydrogen plants. This project is also an important signal for Lhyfe and the sign of our ambition to make the future of energy supply more sustainable. Thanks to our many years of experience in the field of green and renewable hydrogen, we are able to meet the growing local demand for clean hydrogen. With this project, we are also driving value creation in the region. The local availability of green hydrogen will create new jobs and companies in the region will benefit from affordable clean hydrogen.”

The project in Lower Saxony will play a major role in decarbonising the industrial port complex and maritime transport.

The port location of Brake offers ideal conditions for the production of renewable hydrogen, added Lower Saxony Economics Minister Olaf Lies. “Today's groundbreaking ceremony is a great success for the energy transition in our coastal region: it not only marks significant progress towards a sustainable energy supply, but also a clear commitment to regional value creation and decarbonisation. With this project, we are not only strengthening regional development, but also networking between industry and local stakeholders who are working together on innovative and sustainable solutions. Many thanks for the support of all the partners who have made this ambitious project possible. It combines innovation, sustainability and regional strength and is an example of successful collaboration on the path to a comprehensive and sustainable transformation of our energy system.”

The project represents a further milestone in the market ramp-up of green hydrogen and is embedded in the region’s local value creation thanks to the diverse areas of application in mobility and industry. Lhyfe recently announced the start of construction of the largest hydrogen production plant in Baden-Württemberg, in Schwäbisch Gmünd. The ground-breaking ceremony of this 10 MW production plant took place in October.

Lhyfe produces green and renewable hydrogen by water electrolysis, in production facilities powered by renewable energy. The company’s first site has already been in operation since the second half of 2021, while two other sites in France were inaugurated in December 2023. Several other sites are currently under construction across Europe.

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