H2morrow provides a pragmatic solution for the rapid decarbonisation of all energy sectors. The pioneering project is setting new standards: By reforming natural gas imported from Norway, base-load hydrogen can be produced at competitive costs. At the same time, a regulated hydrogen infrastructure can be created by converting existing gas pipelines to pure hydrogen pipelines. The CO2 produced in the reforming process is captured and safely stored under the seabed in the Norwegian North Sea. This process is known as "carbon capture and offshore storage" (CCOS). In Norway, this process has already been used successfully for some time.
It should already be possible this decade to supply industry and other end users in North Rhine-Westphalia with 8.6 terawatt hours of hydrogen per year from decarbonised natural gas. This will reduce the carbon footprint by 95 percent and help avoid carbon emissions of up to 1.9 million tons per year.