08. March 2021

Cross-border hydrogen project in the Saar region seeking IPCEI funding

Six companies, five of them from the Saarland, have jointly applied for IPCEI funding. The aim of the individual projects is to develop a green hydrogen economy in the Saarland, France and Luxembourg.

Saarbrücken/Völklingen/Dillingen/Homburg/Essen/Munich. The energy company STEAG, the plant manufacturer Siemens Energy, the grid operator Creos Deutschland, the Saarbahn public transport company, and the SHS steel companies (Stahl-Holding-Saar with its companies Dillinger and Saarstahl) have developed a joint project idea aimed at establishing a cross-border and prospectively green hydrogen economy through the production, use and transport of hydrogen. This concept has now been jointly submitted in response to the current call from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for expressions of interest to identify important hydrogen projects of pan-European interest – IPCEI for short.