Business Wire

INNIO and HanseWerk AG Pool Their Technological Expertise for Innovative Hydrogen-Fueled Combined Heat and Power Plant in the 1-MW Range

Share

The German federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein want to make Northern Germany the country’s center for hydrogen technology. Against this backdrop, INNIO and HanseWerk AG have signed a letter of intent (LOI) on the realization of a hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the 1-megawatt (MW) range in the center of Hamburg. This flagship pilot project will not only drive forward the large-scale use of hydrogen technology in CHP plants, but the city of Hamburg has also set itself the goal of ensuring that all interested customers in the power, heat and transportation sectors can be supplied almost entirely with green hydrogen by 2035.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191125005447/en/

(LTR) Dr. Gerta Gerdes-Stolzke, Matthias Boxberger and Carlos Lange signing a letter of intent on the realization of a hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power plant in the 1-megawatt range in the center of Hamburg. Copyright: HanseWerk AG

(LTR) Dr. Gerta Gerdes-Stolzke, Matthias Boxberger and Carlos Lange signing a letter of intent on the realization of a hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power plant in the 1-megawatt range in the center of Hamburg. Copyright: HanseWerk AG

Green hydrogen is particularly attractive to Northern Germany given its vast wind resources and is gaining ever greater significance as an energy storage medium. If wind-generated electricity is converted into green hydrogen, it can be used, for example, in power, heat, transportation and industrial sectors.

Innovative 1-MW Hydrogen Gas Engine

“Our joint undertaking is an important flagship project for the successful implementation of the energy transition,” explained Matthias Boxberger, CEO and Member of the Technical Board at HanseWerk AG, at the press talk upon signing the LOI. “The energy transformation can only be successful in the longer term if through sector coupling a greater proportion of power generated on-site is consumed at the same location. Green hydrogen will play a significant role as a future energy source in this context.”

At the demonstration facility in Jürgen-Töpfer-Strasse in central Hamburg, a Jenbacher* CHP plant with an electrical output of 999 kilowatts in natural gas mode is also due to run on variable hydrogen/natural gas mixes, or 100% green hydrogen. The CHP system, which has been optimized for use with natural gas, is remarkable for its excellent overall efficiency of 93%. When operating with pure hydrogen or hydrogen blends, the output will be adjusted accordingly. The heat generated will be fed into HanseWerk AG’s local heating network, while electrical energy will be made available for recharging electric vehicles at the site when required. The intention is to bring the CHP plant online for natural gas operation as early as spring 2020; hydrogen-powered generation would then commence the following summer.

In addition, the project is due to carry out simulations of controlled and uncontrolled blending of hydrogen in the natural gas grid. This simulation work will deepen the existing knowledge of INNIO Jenbacher and HanseWerk AG and help improve the future operation of gas engine CHP plans and the conditions required for smooth performance.

The Future of Energy is Greener, More Secure, More Flexible and More Decentralized

“Together with HanseWerk AG, we are paving the way for a future energy supply in Hamburg that is greener, more secure, more flexible and more decentralized,” said Carlos Lange, President and CEO of INNIO. “As a leading solutions provider of gas engines, we continue to invest in new technologies such as hydrogen. We are proud to be working in collaboration with HanseWerk AG to develop this innovative flagship project, a development that is a big step in advancing toward decarbonization.”

* Indicates a registered trademark

About HanseWerk AG

HanseWerk AG is a German energy service provider with a focus on grid operation and decentralized energy generation. It supplies around 1.3 million customers in the federal states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, and Lower Saxony with electricity, natural gas, water, or heat. Through its subsidiary, HanseWerk Natur, the company is responsible for 560 miles (900 kilometers) of local heating networks, 9,000 heating plants in addition to 200 combined heat and power plants. Over the last few years, HanseWerk AG has connected 36,000 plants for the generation of renewable energy, feeding 8,900 MW into the grid. The business is majority-owned by the German energy group E.ON.

About INNIO

INNIO is a leading solutions provider of gas engines, power equipment, a digital platform and related services for power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. With our Jenbacher and Waukesha product brands, INNIO pushes beyond the possible and looks boldly toward tomorrow. Our diverse portfolio of reliable, economical and sustainable industrial gas engines generates 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. We can provide life cycle support to the more than 50,000 delivered gas engines worldwide. And, backed by our service network in more than 100 countries, INNIO connects with you locally for rapid response to your service needs.

Headquartered in Jenbach, Austria, the business also has primary operations in Welland, Ontario, Canada, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, US. For more information, visit the company's website at www.innio.com. Follow INNIO on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Contact information

Susanne Reichelt
INNIO
+43 664 80833 2382
susanne.reichelt@innio.com

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Citi Private Bank Issues Outlook 2020: Global Growth Can Endure Over the Coming Year5.12.2019 21:30:00 EETPress release

Citi Private Bank today released its Outlook report for 2020, titled, “Staying Positive in a Negative (Yielding) World.” The twice-yearly publication provides in-depth insights into the global economy and financial markets for the coming year, and highlights important multi-year investment themes for client portfolios. The report highlights Citi Private Bank’s view that global economic growth can endure through 2020 given expectations that corporate earnings will continue to grow at a solid pace; global equities may continue to rise higher; and with global fixed income yields at record lows, they anticipate the sector will continue to struggle in 2020. “The year ahead promises to be an eventful year for investors,” said David Bailin, Chief Investment Officer, Citi Private Bank. “Our Outlook 2020 cuts through the noise and focuses on what really matters for our clients’ wealth and provides sector recommendations to potentially enhance total return profiles.” He continued, “We believe gl

Kanguru Leaps Over The Competition With A New OS Agnostic Encrypted Fingerprint Access Flash Drive5.12.2019 19:31:00 EETPress release

Kanguru is proud to announce the launch of the world’s first OS Agnostic, Fingerprint Access Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive with remote management capability. This new biometric fingerprint access flash drive supplants the bulky pinpads and fussy combo keypads of leading encrypted devices, making it much more convenient and easy to use. With just a tap of the finger, the new Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30™ Fingerprint Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive provides quick access to encrypted files. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191205005662/en/ The New Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30 Fingerprint Hardware Encrypted Flash Drive is OS Agnostic, remotely manageable, and provides best-in-class encryption with easy fingerprint access! (Photo: Business Wire) Being OS Agnostic, the Defender Bio-Elite30 can be used on virtually any machine, from Windows and MacOS, to medical equipment, smart TVs and even ATMs for making bank machi

Sensor Electronic Technology Obtains Permanent Injunction Against U.S. UV LED Companies5.12.2019 17:00:00 EETPress release

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”), a leading global innovator of deep UV LED products and technology, announced that it successfully obtained a permanent injunction in a patent infringement lawsuit against Bolb, Inc. (“Bolb”), and Quantum Egg, Inc. (“Q-Egg”). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191205005031/en/ The history of UV LED business (Graphic: Business Wire) The California Northern District federal court issued a permanent injunction against the sales of an accused UV LED sterilizer device, as well as any mere colorable variations, according to the parties’ stipulation. The Court will therefore prohibit the sale of similar products if they prove to be mere colorable variations of the accused products. The asserted patents in this litigation cover fundamental UV LED technology, encompassing UV LED sterilizer structures and drivers, chip fabrication, and epitaxial layer growth. Bolb is a UV LED com

SHRM--Society for Human Resource Management and Prometric Renew Long-Term Partnership with Multi-year Agreement5.12.2019 17:00:00 EETPress release

Following a comprehensive procurement process, we’re excited to announce that SHRM--Society for Human Resource Management®, the voice of all things work, has selected Prometric® as its strategic testing partner. Under the renewal, Prometric will assist in the delivery of the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) exam programs—the global certification standard for the HR profession. This agreement extends the partnership between the organizations that started in 2010. Since inception of the certification program in 2014, Prometric has partnered with SHRM to deliver more than 75,000 exams globally with over 90% growth since the first administration. With businesses increasingly recognizing that effective people management is a strategic imperative, leaders now expect HR professionals to also demonstrate the behavioral competencies required to effectively apply knowledge in the modern workplace. By incorporating key HR competencies and k

Sartorius Acquires a Majority Stake in Cell Culture Media Specialist Biological Industries5.12.2019 16:19:00 EETPress release

Sartorius, a leading international partner of life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry, signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Israeli cell culture media developer and manufacturer Biological Industries. For approximately €45 million in cash, Sartorius is acquiring just over 50% of the shares of the company from its owners, Kibbutz Beit Haemek and private equity fund Fortissimo Capital. An option to acquire a further 20% of the shares within three years was also agreed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to be finalized by mid-December. “By acquiring a majority stake in Biological Industries, we are significantly expanding our cell culture media offering and complementing our product portfolio for customers in the dynamically growing advanced therapies market,” commented Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO of the Sartorius Group. Biological Industries focuses on cell culture media, particularly for cell and gene therapy, regenerat

PW Power Systems Delivers Brighter Holidays for Puerto Rico5.12.2019 16:06:00 EETPress release

PW Power Systems (PWPS), the leading provider of aero-derivative power generation energy solutions, announces that PREPA (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) has three, PWPS FT8® MOBILEPAC® gas turbines ready for operation. The 30-megawatt mobile gas turbine units are now available for emergency power, as well as for grid security in support of Puerto Rico’s environmental sustainability plan. PWPS supported ARG Precision Corporation, which completed the turnkey installation of the FT8 MOBILEPAC dual-fuel capacity gas turbines at the Palo Seco Power Plant in Toa Baja. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez said, “The three generators provide the opportunity for fast response in the event of an emergency or situation where we lose energy in the metropolitan area. In eight to ten minutes we can energize the system and provide electricity to about 40,000 customers. Critical services such as hospitals in the metropolitan area will also have that security.” “The three mega-generators can meet

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom