Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park – the future of green hydrogen

Bad Lauchstädt

We produce, store, transport and supply the energy of tomorrow.

The success of the energy transition depends on renewable energies, energy-efficient solutions and, above all, long-term alternatives to fossil fuels. Green hydrogen has a key role to play here. In the innovative Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park project, the intelligent production of green hydrogen from wind power as well as its storage, transport, marketing and utilisation is being tested for the first time on an industrial scale in Central Germany. The Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park is therefore contributing to researching green H2 technology and bringing it to market maturity – for a technologically strong and future-oriented energy and hydrogen economy in Central Germany region and the successful integration of various energy sectors at national level.

News from the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park

24.04.2024

Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park wins H2Eco Award

Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park is this year's winner of the H2Eco Award as a flagship project for the energy transition.

22.04.2024

Last rotor blade installed in Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park

The first value creation stage at the Bad Lauchstädt energy park is now almost completed | 8 Vestas wind turbines will generate green electricity for future hydrogen production

29.05.2024

Green Hydrogen Innovation Congress 2024

With the motto “Accelerating the global hydrogen market through regional cooperation”, the international congress will focus on the entire hydrogen value chain and demonstrate that regions are the key locations for the implementation of national and European hydrogen strategies.

Green hydrogen – modelling the entire process chain

For the first time in the world, the direct linkage of wind power from a nearby wind farm and a large-scale electrolysis plant with a capacity of up to 30 megawatts is being tested at the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park – converting large parts of the wind power into green hydrogen on site. Temporarily stored in a salt cavern specially created for the purpose, the green hydrogen can be fed into the hydrogen network of the Central Germany chemical industry in via a converted gas pipeline and used in the future for industrial or urban mobility solutions.

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Portrait Habeck
Portrait Habeck

An accelerated energy transition and rapid expansion of renewable energies are essential for a secure energy supply and are more important today than ever before. We must consistently take the necessary steps to reach climate neutrality. A key aspect of this is hydrogen produced from renewable energies. At the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park, the value chain from wind energy and hydrogen conversion to storage, transport and utilisation is being tested under production conditions. Such flagship projects show that the energy transition works on a large scale.

Dr. Robert Habeck

Federal Minister for Economics and Climate Protection