Hydrogenics Announces World's Largest Power to Gas Facility is Now Operational
Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) (TSX:HYG) a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, today announced that the largest Power to Gas facility in the world went "live" this week with the first direct injection of hydrogen into a gas pipeline using Hydrogenics technology.
Last year, Hydrogenics received an order from E.ON for a "Power-to-Gas" project in Germany. The two megawatt energy storage facility, located in Falkenhagen in northeast Germany, uses surplus renewable energy sources to produce hydrogen for storage in the country's existing natural gas pipeline network. The facility, delivered at the end of 2012 and commissioned over the first quarter of 2013 has passed all tests and all required permits and certifications have now been granted for the operation of this facility. Dr. Urban Keussen, Senior Vice President Technology & Innovation of E.ON, witnessed the milestone event this week.
This Power to Gas facility, converts renewable generation when it is not needed into renewable power, fuel or heat where and when it is needed. With this facility now in full operation E.ON Gas Storage is feeding 640 m3 per hour into the local natural gas grid (ONTRAS).
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