The EU-funded H2FUTURE project is researching into whether green hydrogen produced on an industrial scale can replace fossil fuels in steel production over the long term. To this end, what is currently the largest pilot facility for the production of hydrogen in the steel industry has been built at the voestalpine site in Linz. The project partners are VERBUND, Siemens, Austrian Power Grid, K1-MET, and TNO. The electrolyzer has a capacity of over 6 megawatts and is regarded as the most effective and advanced facility of its type. It will be used to test whether the technology deployed to produce green hydrogen is suitable for use on an industrial scale.
- The most effective and advanced electrolyzer (PEM technology) for the carbon-neutral generation of green hydrogen in the steel industry & demonstration project for industrial scale production
- Sufficient renewable energy at competitive prices is a precondition for implementation on an industrial scale
- Commissioned 2019
- Test programs are running successfully