German energy company Uniper has abandoned plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the German port of Wilhelmshaven. However, the corporation is planning a green hydrogen hub.
“A final market study has shown that there is currently the LNG sector in Germany is not showing sufficient interest in large, long LNG regasification capacity”, the company said in a press release. It is currently working on a feasibility study for a hydrogen hub, including a green ammonia import terminal and a 410 MW electrolytic power plant.
“The Wilhelmshaven hub would be able to supply about 295,000 tonnes of hydrogen, or 10 percent of the demand expected for the whole of Germany in 2030”, the company said.
The corporation said Germany plans to produce 14 terawatt-hours (TWh) of green hydrogen in 2030, but forecast demand for that year will be 90-100 TWh.
By Annie Cook (photo: European Commission)