Lampoldshausen is home to the DLR Institute of Space Propulsion, one of the largest hydrogen users in Europe, and, in the immediate neighborhood, currently the largest wind farm in Baden-Württemberg. Based on these infrastructures, the DLR Institute and ZEAG Energie AG are jointly building a hydrogen-based, networked energy system. In this way, sector coupling of the energy industry, transport and space flight will be realized on a megawatt scale.
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The "Zero Emission" project focuses on the production and use of “green” hydrogen. The aim is to explore and implement the opportunities and challenges of the widespread use of regeneratively produced hydrogen - under the special conditions of an energy-intensive site for testing space propulsion systems.
The hydrogen regeneratively produced at the H2ORIZON research and demonstration platform is ready for transport. A special trailer is ready to transport the gaseous hydrogen to its place of use.
DLR Lampoldshausen already has decades of experience in handling large quantities of hydrogen through rocket engine testing. Thus, the site offers a unique development and test environment to test hydrogen technologies and processes in practice, to develop them further and to bring them into application.
The project “Zero Emission” is intended to contribute to improving the economic efficiency and thus the marketability of hydrogen technologies. The focus is on technology development. The aim is to make upstream and downstream processes more efficient. This includes all the essential components of hydrogen technology – from production and storage to use on the DLR and ESA test facilities for propulsion enginesat the DLR site in Lampoldshausen.
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The intentions of the "Applied Hydrogen Technologies" department include the targeted further development of sustainable technologies based on hydrogen generated from renewable energy sources. The technological know-how in handling large quantities of hydrogen and large hydrogen facilities, which the DLR Institute of Space Propulsion has acquired over decades in the planning, construction and operation of its test facilities for rocket propulsion systems, is to be made available to industry by technology transfer. The energy industry is internationally undergoing a transformation and is in the process of converting to hydrogen as an energy storage and carrier to a considerable extent.
With the project „H2ORIZON “, a research and demonstration platform for the production of “green” hydrogen on a megawatt scale was established at the Lampoldshausen site in cooperation with ZEAG Energie AG. At the same time two natural gas combined heat and power plants were built for a more sustainable energy supply at the DLR Institute of Space Propulsion that can be fueled with hydrogen for research purposes as well. The project was supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg.
As a continuation of this approach, the project "Zero Emission - Hydrogen Site Lampoldshausen" demonstrates in a special way the opportunities that lie in the broad use of hydrogen at an energy-intensive research and test site. The diversity of the topics dealt with in the project underlines the importance of hydrogen as a central medium for future sector coupling. The project is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of Baden-Württemberg.
In the "Applied Hydrogen Technologies" department, an interdisciplinary team of scientists is working on the forward-looking projects. The know-how of our experts in the technical planning, approval, realization and operation of hydrogen facilities is available for support. In addition, the institute cooperates closely with colleagues from DLR's Energy and Transport program areas.
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Prozoent regenerativ erzeugter gasförmiger Wasserstoff aus Windenergie