Project Blue Tower Technology Herten

Country Germany  
Status operational  
Raw Material lignocellulosic crops  
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Type TRL 6-7 Demonstration  
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Project Owner H2Herten GmbH  
City Herten  
Input 1 Name roadside greenery  
Input 2 Name Syngas  
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Input 2 Capacity 13  
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Output 1 Capacity 150  
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Partners Blue Tower GmbH, Dresden  
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Startup 2009  
Contact (visible on Website) CHP Herten & other innovation  
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Techlology Brief Green hydrogen is expected to be produced in the blue tower using a multi-stage reforming process. The technique: green waste (roadside greenery) is decomposed at temperatures around 600°C of which 80 % is converted into gas. he remaining solids are converted into coke which can be used again to generate the process heat that is required. The gas produced is purified into a very hydrogen rich 'blue gas' (approx. 50% hydrogen) at approximately 950°C using water vapour. This hydrogen rich gas is concentrated into pure hydrogen or is used in gas motors to generate electricity. With a thermal input of 13 megawatts the process yields 150 cubic metres of hydrogen an hour and 37,500 MWh p.a. of electricity. This is equivalent to the energy consumption of 12,000 homes. The project is setting new technical as well as economical standards.  
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