Wind-powered hydrogen production plant commissioned in Germany

By Renewable Energy World Salzgitter AG, subsidiary Avacon and Linde have announced commissioning of the “Wind Hydrogen Salzgitter – WindH2” project, which will use wind energy to produce hydrogen.

This project is the only one of its kind in Germany, according to the companies.

WindH2 is a central component of Salzgitter AG’s SALCOS, a Salzgitter low CO2 steelmaking technology project. SALCOS uses hydrogen generated from renewable sources, which replaces the carbon previously required for iron ore smelting. The three blast furnaces in operation at SALCOS will be gradually replaced by a combination of direct reduction plants and electric arc furnaces. This method aims to achieve almost

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