Salzgitter has a strong industry with many large and medium-sized businesses. However, these businesses are facing enormous challenges due to the structural change in CO2-determined production and mobility. The implementation of a hydrogen infrastructure as part of the Hydrogen Campus Salzgitter has the potential to overcome these challenges.
Fraunhofer IST contributes to the Hydrogen Campus with a detailed understanding of the entire hydrogen value chain from hydrogen production through to storage, distribution and utilization. It supports both the technological development of materials and processes for electrolysers, storage and fuel cells, and the design and optimization of coupled system elements. In particular, research is focused on the use of digital tools for the modeling and evaluation of technical interrelationships as well as the economic and ecological dependencies.
The knowledge base for the technology and modeling projects of the Hydrogen Campus Salzgitter and the concepts for the economic supply of Salzgitter are established by the GreenH2SZ project. In the Factory Transformation project, the decarbonization of factories is being driven forward with the aid of hydrogen technologies. Technologies and surface coatings for sustainable type 1 hydrogen tanks are being researched in the ObzDA project.
A Hydrogen Campus emerges