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The power of green hydrogen

Hydrogen is a key element in the energy transition. It has the potential to decarbonize a vast variety of sectors, from shipping, heating and cooling to industrial applications. We at MAN Energy Solutions acknowledge the power of H2 and with our solutions and services, we are already covering all parts of the hydrogen economy today.

Prepared for change with the complete value chain of H2 and synthetic fuels

To reach carbon-neutrality in this generation, the world needs quick and efficient solutions. As a solution provider and general advisor on the question of decarbonization, we are ready to support the energy transition with full power. Our portfolio already covers the complete value chain of Hfrom production to utilization – we are prepared for change.

Hydrogen can be produced from renewable energy in a climate-neutral way and forms the basis for the production of a variety of synthetic fuels through Power-to-X processes. We urgently need these  alternative fuels to implement the energy transition, because they make renewable energy usable outside the electricity grids. In this way, CO2 emissions can also be reduced in those areas where direct electrification is not sensible or possible, such as international shipping. Hydrogen and Power-to-X thus form an important link for the sector coupling of power and heat generation, transport and industrial applications.

4590
TWh
projected hydrogen demand worldwide in 2040
6
metric gigatons of carbon emissions could be reduced annually by using green hydrogen
820
B €
projected volume of the hydrogen economy in 2050

Paving the way for a greener future

The production of hydrogen is the crucial first step in the value chain. H-TEC SYSTEMS, a German electrolysis-specialist, has been perfecting its technology for more than 20 years; MAN Energy Solutions recently acquired 99% of the company’s shares. H-TEC SYSTEMS offers PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolysers in the 225 kW to 1 MW range.

Together with MAN Energy Solutions, the company is now promoting the development of PEM electrolysers in the multi-megawatt range, which will also enable the use of the most pioneering electrolysers on an industrial scale.

Learn more about our cooperation with H-TEC SYSTEMS

Delivering a green future

To make CO2-neutral energy useful across all sectors, converting renewable electricity into storable and easy-to-handle fuels is crucial; the power-to-X process allows for just that. It is a transformation technology that converts renewable electricity into carbon-neutral, synthetic fuels, which can then be used in other sectors or be stored until needed. Among others, these fuels include synthetic natural gas (SNG), green ammonia and methanol. 

MAN Energy Solutions is already a pioneer of power-to-X technology: in 2013, we commissioned the methanation reactor for Europe's first – and, at 6 MW, largest – power-to-gas plant. Currently, the e-gas plant in Werlte, Lower Saxony, supplies 1,500 gas-powered vehicles with climate-neutral fuel every year.

We have since consistently developed power-to-X technology and offer turnkey plants with a capacity of 50 MW and more. Such a plant can produce 14,500 tons of synthetic natural gas (SNG) per year, enough fuel for 470 natural-gas-powered, local-transport buses to each cover 60,000 kilometres CO2-neutrally.

As a leading provider of reactor technology, we furthermore offer sophisticated chemical-reactor systems to convert hydrogen into a broad variety of synthetic fuels, including synthetic methane, methanol and ammonia.

Learn more about our Power-to-X solutions

Solutions for hydrogen infrastructure

A viable hydrogen infrastructure requires that hydrogen is transportable from source to point of use. This can happen via pipeline, by road in gaseous tube trailers, as well as by rail or ship. In order to transport large volumes of hydrogen, it must be pressurized and delivered as a compressed gas. This is where our turbomachinery technology comes into play with MAN’s high-tech compressor solutions being capable of installation, for instance, in future H2 pipeline compressor-stations. Additionally, MAN Energy Solutions already has expertise in building turnkey, turbomachinery systems for large industrial plants that produce ammonia and methanol, both of which viable carriers for hydrogen.

Learn more about our compressor technologies

The future is here

At MAN Energy Solutions, we are helping to shape the sustainability agenda and provide a clear path for you to achieve your goals. That’s why we believe in a broad field of application for H2 and synthetic fuels – whether applied to power-and-heat generation, shipping, steel or cement production, or other industries. No matter what vessel or plant you operate, our proven, fuel-flexible engines and solutions are future-proof and ready for the climate-neutral fuels of the future.

We cover all processing steps of the hydrogen economy under the umbrella of MAN Energy Solutions.

Uwe Lauber, CEO MAN Energy Solutions

Latest news on hydrogen topics

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

MAN Energy Solutions is replacing GP JOULE as the main owner of H-TEC SYSTEMS

MAN Energy Solutions is acquiring the majority of shares in the Augsburg-based electrolyzer manufacturer H-TEC SYSTEMS

The company is thereby increasing their share in H-TEC SYSTEMS to almost 99 percent. The acquisition of the shares, which will remain held in free float, has been agreed. 

MAN Energy Solutions already gained a 40% stake in the company in 2019. The now-completed acquisition of the shares from the previous majority shareholder, GP JOULE, was already agreed in the past year. The parties have agreed not to disclose the price of the acquisition. The now-complete transaction was, until now, subject to approval by the competition authorities. 

GP JOULE, the Schleswig-Holstein-based group which operates in the renewable energies sector, acquired H-TEC SYSTEMS in 2010. Frank Zimmermann, spokesman for the board of management at H-TEC SYSTEMS, thanked them for their successful collaboration in recent years: "GP JOULE recognized the potential of H-TEC SYSTEMS at an early stage, and placed their trust in green hydrogen for a future with renewable energies. This leading edge can be seen in our leading electrolyzers." 

MAN Energy Solutions and H-TEC SYSTEMS will drive the industrialization of electrolysis forwards 

With the acquisition, MAN Energy Solutions is completing their range across the hydrogen value chain and is further aligning their business towards a range of solutions for decarbonization: "Starting with extraction and transport, right through to the use of climate-neutral energy, we offer our customers solutions for using green hydrogen, and are therefore strongly positioned in one of the most important future markets," says Dr. Uwe Lauber, Chief Executive Officer at MAN Energy Solutions.

Together with the management team at H-TEC SYSTEMS, MAN Energy Solutions wants to drive forward the large-scale industrial scaling of electrolysis. "Today, H-TEC SYSTEMS offers electrolyzers in the megawatt range," says Lauber. "The objective now is to prepare the company for serial production because green hydrogen is going to become a mass market."

H2 and Power-to-X technology pioneers 

H-TEC SYSTEMS was founded in 1997 and has over 20 years of experience in hydrogen development and research. The specialists in locations such as Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein produce stacks and megawatt electrolyzers based on the polymer-electrolyte membrane process (PEM) to cover the hydrogen demand for industry as well as for energy refiners. The H-TEC SYSTEMS electrolyzers already make effective sector coupling possible today. 

MAN Energy Solutions is also a forerunner in Power-to-X technology, which enables green hydrogen to be converted into climate-neutral fuels. In 2013, the company commissioned the methanation reactor for Europe's first and, for a long time, most powerful Power-to-Gas plant on a 6 MW scale for Audi AG. Since then, MAN has consistently developed PtX technology and offers turnkey plants with a capacity of 50 MW and more today.

H-TEC SYSTEMS press contact

Marcel Rohrlack 
H-TEC SYSTEMS GmbH 
Am Mittleren Moos 46 
86167 Augsburg 
+49 821 507697118 
m.rohrlack@h-tec.com 
www.h-tec.com 

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