Germany Building Test H2 Pipeline

January 2022

Construction is starting at a gas works in Lingen in the Emsland region of northern Germany on a pilot pipeline for transporting hydrogen. The project is part of the GET H2 and TransHyDE initiatives and is receiving by EUR 11.6 million from the German Ministry of Education and Research.

The pipeline aims to address the fact that hydrogen cannot simply be transported via Germany’s existing gas networks.

“When hydrogen starts being produced on a large scale, the transport and storage infrastructure has to be ready,” project coordinator Frank Graf told pv magazine.

The project is a joint initiative by a number of German energy companies and Potsdam University. Hydrogen is a major component of Germany’s push to become CO2 neutral by the middle of the century.

Power plant Emsland © RWE