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DVGW Research Center at Engler-Bunte-Institut of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
DVGW Research Center at Engler-Bunte-Institut of KIT
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10. August 2023

New cluster of the hydrogen lead project TransHyDE launched: LNG2Hydrogen

Sustainable and long-term utilisation of LNG terminals as logistics hubs for hydrogen and its derivatives.
LNG-Terminal, Negishi, Japan; ©
from left Logo of the hydrogen lead projects of the BMBF, logo of the subproject TransHyDE, logo of the BMBF © BMBF
Announcement from 10/08/2023

Together with 29 project partners and associated partners, the DVGW Research Centre at Engler-Bunte Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is working for 18 months on the sustainable and long-term use of LNG terminals as logistical hubs for hydrogen and its derivatives.  
The H2 transport vectors being analysed are liquid hydrogen, ammonia, LOHC, methanol, synthetic methane (SNG) and dimethyether (DME).
The DVGW research centre will participate in the project coordination together with cruh21.

Our focus as DVGW research centre in the LNG2Hydrogen project is:

  • To expand and deepen the existing process engineering analyses for the import of green hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives  
  • Development of a standardised catalogue of criteria and, based on this, a neutral and objective assessment of the H2 readiness of all H2 transport vectors considered in the joint project, with a special focus on SNG and methanol
  • The techno-economic evaluation of various H2 supply options and further utilisation scenarios for the LNG terminals

We look forward to the cooperation and the valuable impulses from the project!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact
Dr. Frank Graf
Bereichsleiter Gastechnologie

Phone+49 721 608-41220