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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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03. October 2021

TransHyDE lead hydrogen project launched

Hundreds of millions of tonnes of hydrogen need to be distributed each year to move Germany down the path towards climate neutrality. The TransHyDE lead project will develop, assess and demonstrate various technologies for hydrogen transport.
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Announcement from 03/10/2021

TransHyDe lead project

BMBF TransHyDE lead project launched

The TransHyDE lead project evaluates and tests hydrogen transport solutions. Because, a hydrogen economy simply can’t function without suitable transport infrastructure. But, the location and size of the specific transport solution is not yet clear. The TransHyDE project is therefore advancing four transport technologies in demonstration projects: (1) hydrogen transport in high-pressure vessels, (2) liquid hydrogen transport, (3) hydrogen transport in existing and new gas pipelines and (4) the transportation of hydrogen bonded in ammonia or the carrier medium LOHC.

The project is also focussed on hydrogen transport in five scientific projects to establish the systemic framework. The scientific projects deal with (1) creating a roadmap to determine what a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure could look like in the future, (2) developing possible standards and safety provisions for hydrogen transport technologies, (3) the safety of hydrogen transport technologies (materials and sensor systems), (3) efficiently splitting hydrogen from ammonia and (4) filling containers with liquid hydrogen (cryogenic).

The DVGW Research Centre at the Engler-Bunte-Institut is involved in 2 of the 9 collaborative research projects with the following areas of focus:

TransHyDE - Sys collaborative research project

  • Systemic examination of the role of hydrogen and reaction products in the energy system
  • Define PtX supply paths
  • Conceptualise the role of the gas infrastructure
  • Run gas network simulations
  • Roadmapping and dissemination

GET H2TransHyDE collaborative research project

  • Interconnection and dissemination
  • Test gas quality and implement measurement methods
  • Gas treatment to adjust the gas quality
  • Officially approved volume flow measurement
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