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  • Project Description

    In Schleswig-Holstein, the cross-industry partnership “Westküste 100” has formed between EDF Germany, Holcim Germany, OGE, Ørsted, Raffinerie Heide, Stadtwerke Heide, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Thüga — together with the Region Heide development agency and the Westküste University of Applied Science. The hydrogen will then be used to produce climate-friendly fuels for aircraft as well as fed into gas grids. In fuel production without fossil fuels, unavoidable CO2 from regional cement production is used for the production process. What is special and innovative about this real-world laboratory project is the interlocking of different material cycles within an already existing regional infrastructure. The project is closely linked to the Carbon2Business project led by Holcim and recently funded by the Innovation Fund for the production of synthetic methanol from CO2 emissions from oxy-combustion in a cement plant. It is also closely linked to the HySCALE100 project with the IPCEI Status that aims at developing off-shore wind-supplied electrolytic capacity of 500 MW and 2GW (post 2026) in the Heide Region.

    Poroject Lead: Holcim

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Germany

    City/Town: Heide

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2020-08-01 -

    Project Status: Ongoing

    Project Budget:

    Funding source: Innovation Fund, IPCEI (Schleswig-Holstein), BMWI

  • Technological Information


    - Applicability assessment

    - Value chain demonstration

    - Hydrogen production

    - CCU

    CO2 Source: Cement plant

    CCU Tecnology Category: Capture (Point sources) and Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Catalytic conversion

    - Thermal conversion

    Facility stage: Planning

    Start TRL: 6

    End TRL: 8

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization: 1 Mt/y captured CO2 at full capacity

    Production Volume: 30 MW electrolysis (phase 1), scaling up to 500 MW and 2 GW, feasibility study for 1000t/d methanol

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Chemicals, Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Methanol, jet-fuel, oxygen, hydrogen

  • Partners

    - Thüga Aktiengesellschaft

    - thyssenkrupp

    - tadtwerke Heide GmbH

    - Entwicklungsagentur Region Heide

    - Raffinerie Heide GmbH

    - Ørsted

    - Open Grid Europe GmbH

    - Holcim Deutschlant

    - Fachhochschule Westküste

    - Hynamics Deutschland GmbH