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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

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

TAQA Arabia Signs MoU with MAN Energy Solutions for Egyptian Green-Hydrogen Project

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TAQA Power, TAQA Arabia’s Power Subsidiary – based in Cairo, Egypt – regarding a pilot project for the local production of green hydrogen to fuel domestic tourist busses.

The MoU sets the stage for MAN Energy Solutions to provide technical information to TAQA Power on employing electrolysis for a hydrogen-plant solution, due to run until autumn 2022.

The announcement of the MoU comes in the wake of Egypt’s president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, urging the establishment of an integrated strategy for the production of green hydrogen in the north African state in light of the growing international interest in the alternative fuel. The aim is to empower Egypt to generate and use hydrogen through renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.

Ghassan Saab, Head of MAN Energy Solutions’s energy business in the region, said: “This is an exciting venture with a valuable partner in a country that has recognised what an incredibly important role green hydrogen will play on the path to a climate-neutral, global economy. It is also a great opportunity for MAN Energy Solutions to display its expertise in all processing steps of the hydrogen economy. We look forward to working closely with TAQA Power in finding the optimal solution that will position them strongly in what will be one of the most important markets of the future."

Samy AbdelKader – TAQA Power’s Managing Director added: “We are very happy to join forces with MAN Energy Solutions for such a great endeavour in alignment with the Egyptian Government’s plan aiming to generate and increase the use of green hydrogen.”

About H-TEC SYSTEMS

MAN Energy Solutions acquired the majority of shares in Augsburg, Germany-based electrolyser manufacturer – H-TEC SYSTEMS – in June 2021, completing its range across the hydrogen value-chain and further aligning its business towards a range of solutions for decarbonisation. Through H-TEC SYSTEMS, the company intends to drive the large-scale industrialisation of electrolysis, pushing green hydrogen towards the mass market.

H-TEC SYSTEMS has over 20 years of experience in hydrogen development and research. It produces stacks and megawatt electrolysers based on the polymer-electrolyte membrane process (PEM) to cover industry and energy-refiner demands for hydrogen. Its electrolysers already make effective sector-coupling possible today.

About TAQA Power

Subsidiary of TAQA Arabia, Egypt’s largest, private-sector energy-distribution Group, TAQA Arabia – a Qalaa Holdings company – develops and operates energy-distribution infrastructure including gas transmission & distribution networks, EPC works, power-generation plants and distribution networks for the oil & gas, residential, commercial and tourism sectors in Egypt. It also markets petroleum and lubricants, and develops and operates water-treatment stations. Currently, it is focusing on significantly increasing green-hydrogen production in order to expand its remit within the field of clean energy.

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