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08 Oct.2019

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Equinor and Open Grid Europe to conduct joint feasibility study to advance production of climate friendly hydrogen

Steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Norwegian-based broad energy company
Equinor and natural gas transmission system operator Open Grid Europe have launched a joint feasibility study to explore the decarbonized production and supply of “blue” hydrogen from natural gas to Germany’s largest steel plant in Duisburg.


The study’s premise will be the production of hydrogen from natural gas and permanent offshore storage of carbon dioxide accrued in the process, potentially in the Equinor-operated “Northern Lights” storage facility project on the Norwegian shelf. The study will evaluate several options for sourcing and transport of hydrogen to the thyssenkrupp site as well as options for transport and storage of carbon dioxide. Open Grid Europe will add their knowledge in transmitting and transporting gases to the study.


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