Zentrum Wasserstoff.Bayern (H2.B)

Prof. Reichelstein Photo credit: Giulia Iannicelli

Production Costs of Carbon-Free Hydrogen Significantly Lower Than Previously Assumed

The Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) of the University of Mannheim organized a conference in cooperation with the newly founded research center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B) at the Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) to discuss the potential of hydrogen in a decarbonized economy.

At the conference in Nuremberg, a number of renowned participants from the fields of industry, academia and politics came together to discuss the potential of hydrogen and the recent decline in costs of alternative fuels.

The conference opened with talks from Prof. Stefan Reichelstein from the University of Mannheim and Veronika Grimm, professor of Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Stefan Reichelstein explained how hydrogen can be produced free from carbon dioxide and still be economically viable. By using vertically integrated systems where wind or solar plants are combined with modern power-to-gas systems, it is possible to produce carbon-free hydrogen at a far lower cost than previously thought feasible.

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