Innovation Project


Production of green hydrogen for use in fuel cell buses


With 1.8 million euros, the state of NRW is supporting the Rhenish mining area in the development and application of hydrogen technologies. The H2Hs project was launched on the initiative of the Heinsberg business development agency and with the support of the Heinsberg district. Medium-sized companies from the region are driving the project forward. The plan is to build an electrolyser with a capacity of one megawatt. This will be able to operate about twelve fuel cell buses and save about 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. A special highlight of the plant is the use of the by-products: The waste heat from the electrolyser is used to heat buildings and the oxygen produced is to be used by a sewage treatment plant.

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Project details

Project responsibility

Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Heinsberg mbH

Funding amount

1.800.000,00 €

Funded by

State of NRW