On July 6, 2017, the same date as the 5th Annual Hydrogen Day, the German Aerospace Center, DLR, broke ground for the H2ORIZON project. Planning took seven years (see October 2016 issue of H2-international) – now, the objective is to get the first hydrogen station in Lampoldshausen up and running before the end of 2018.
The Institute of Space Propulsion of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Lampoldshausen is one of Europe‘s largest hydrogen consumers. The organization primarily uses cryogenic hydrogen to test the main and upper stage engines of Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket. The experiences made during those tests will now be expanded even further: Together with ZEAG Energie, the DLR is planning to implement a regenerative hydrogen process chain. It creates the required hydrogen in a 1 MW PEM electrolysis system, which draws its power from the neighboring wind farm Harthäuser Wald