WESTKÜSTE100 – cav­ern suit­abil­i­ty test suc­cess­ful­ly completed

(Hem­ming­st­edt, 3 Novem­ber 2021In the course of inspec­tion and main­te­nance work, Raf­finer­ie Hei­de sub­ject­ed the cav­ern to a suit­abil­i­ty test at the end of August for the planned stor­age of green hydro­gen as part of the WESTKÜSTE100 real-world lab­o­ra­to­ry project. The find­ings have now been pre­sent­ed: The cav­ern is suit­able for the stor­age of green hydrogen.

With the involve­ment of the rel­e­vant author­i­ties, the State Min­ing Office for Low­er Sax­ony and Schleswig-Hol­stein, Raf­finer­ie Hei­de was able to com­plete work on one of the cav­erns north of the refin­ery site on sched­ule at the start of Sep­tem­ber. Read More

WESTKÜSTE100 meets for the first part­ners’ meeting

(Hei­de, Octo­ber 20, 2021) After more than one year of project work under coro­na con­di­tions, the con­sor­tium of Reallabor (real-world lab­o­ra­to­ry) WESTKÜSTE100 met for its first part­ner meet­ing main­ly in pres­ence. Read More

Real-world lab­o­ra­to­ry WESTKÜSTE100: OXYFUEL100 sub-project suc­cess­ful­ly completed

(Hem­ming­st­edt, June 25, 2021) The car­bon diox­ide (CO₂) foot­print of the con­struc­tion indus­try is cur­rent­ly still sig­nif­i­cant. Hol­cim is tak­ing a lead­er­ship role in the cli­mate-friend­ly trans­for­ma­tion. The goal is “net zero com­pa­ny”, i.e. cabon neu­tral­i­ty by 2050 — with manda­to­ry, clear­ly defined Read More

WESTKÜSTE100 receives fund­ing approval for the stor­age of green hydrogen

(Hem­ming­st­edt, April 7, 2021) In mid-March 2021, the WESTKÜSTE100 project received fund­ing of 6.5 mil­lion euros from the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs and Ener­gy (BMWi) to expand and rein­force a cav­ern.
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Prime Min­is­ters vis­it Raf­finer­ie Heide

(Hem­ming­st­edt, 24 August 2020) On 24 August 2020, the Prime Min­is­ters of the states of Schleswig-Hol­stein and North-Rhine West­phalia, Daniel Gün­ther and Armin Laschet, paid a vis­it to the Hei­de Refin­ery. As part of the ‘Schleswig-Hol­stein – the State for Ener­gy and Sci­ence’ ini­tia­tive, Mr. Gün­ther and Mr. Laschet were giv­en a tour of the site for the Westküste100 (West Coast 100) project by our Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Jür­gen Wollschläger. 

After receiv­ing pos­i­tive news from the Fed­er­al Min­istry for Eco­nom­ic Affairs and Ener­gy regard­ing the grant of fund­ing, approval was giv­en at the start of August for the ‘West­küste 100’ real-world lab­o­ra­to­ry project to become Germany’s first hydro­gen project. Togeth­er with nine cross-indus­try part­ners from the worlds of busi­ness, sci­ence and research, Raf­finer­ie Hei­de is using this project to pur­sue its aim of har­ness­ing wind pow­er in north­ern Ger­many to gen­er­ate ‘green’ hydro­gen on an indus­tri­al scale and achieve decar­bon­i­sa­tion in the trans­port, indus­tri­al and heat­ing sec­tors. The heads of the fed­er­al states of Schleswig-Hol­stein and North-Rhine West­phalia used the recent Fed­er­al announce­ment as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to talk to Mr. Wollschläger and find out more about the project and the planned key dates. Read More

Green light for green hydro­gen – WESTKÜSTE100 receives fund­ing approval from the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs

(Hemmingstedt/Berlin, 3 August 2020) First real-world lab­o­ra­to­ry of the ener­gy tran­si­tion to focus on cross-sec­tor cou­pling and hydro­gen tech­nolo­gies gets under way

Today the con­sor­tium behind the WESTKÜSTE100 project received the go-ahead and fund­ing approval from the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Affairs and Ener­gy that will make it Germany’s first hydro­gen project includ­ed in the “real-world lab­o­ra­to­ries fos­ter­ing the ener­gy tran­si­tion” pro­gramme. The project is backed by an invest­ment vol­ume totalling 89 mil­lion euros.Read More

Real-world Lab­o­ra­to­ry “West­küste 100” wel­comes stim­u­lus pack­age and nation­al hydro­gen strategy

(Hei­de, June 23rd 2020) Both the recent­ly pub­lished and com­pre­hen­sive eco­nom­ic stim­u­lus and future tech­nolo­gies pro­gramme of Germany’s grand coali­tion and the fresh­ly adopt­ed nation­al hydro­gen strat­e­gy are being seen by the part­ners in the project Real-world Lab­o­ra­to­ry West­küste 100 as pleas­ing and cru­cial step­ping stones towards fos­ter­ing urgent­ly required invest­ment in cli­mate pro­tec­tion and future tech­nolo­gies.Read More

Real world labo­ra­to­ries West­küs­te 100 selected

Good news from Berlin

(Heide/Berlin, 18 July 2019) At a press con­fer­ence Peter Alt­maier, Fed­er­al Min­is­ter for Eco­nom­ic Affairs and Ener­gy, announced that Westküste100 is to be one of the first real-world lab­o­ra­to­ries of the ener­gy tran­si­tion in Ger­many. This gives the consortium’s nine part­ners the chance step by step to cre­ate an indus­tri­al-scale region­al hydro­gen econ­o­my and make an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion to meet­ing cli­mate pro­tec­tion tar­gets.Read More

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