The H2ercules initiative was launched jointly by OGE and RWE in 2022. The idea was to unite producers, importers, storage and grid operators as well as customers from different sectors on the basis of a concrete infrastructure. The aim behind a collaboration like this, which spans different stages of the value chain, is to overcome the chicken-and-egg problem on an XXL scale and also to pave the way for further projects.
RWE alone is planning up to 1 GW of new electrolysis capacity with H2ercules and aims to import additional green hydrogen. Furthermore, at least 2 GW of gas-fired power plants with are to be converted to hydrogen and gas storage facilities near the Dutch border are to be connected to the hydrogen supply system to create further backup capacities.
In the meantime, more than 20 additional partners have joined the H2ercules initiative. The group of partners covers the entire value chain and includes other producers, importers, storage operators and customers from different sectors such as steel, refineries, glass and chemicals.
All partners are pursuing the same goal: We want to accelerate the development of the H2 infrastructure and contribute to the emergence of a European hydrogen market. And to do so, we want to solidly join forces along the H2ercules network so that we can take the next steps together.
You can find the current partner companies here.
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For more information, go to www.h2ercules.com.