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German steel firm uses ‘green’ hydrogen produced with wind turbines

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Workers clean the bay of the furnace at the steel plant of Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Germany, on March 2, 2020.

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A major green hydrogen facility in Germany has started operations, with those behind the project hoping it will help to decarbonize the energy-intensive steel industry in the years ahead. 

The “WindH2” project involves German steel giant Salzgitter, E.ON subsidiary Avacon and Linde, a firm specializing in engineering and industrial gases.

Hydrogen can be produced in a number of ways. One method includes using electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen.

If the electricity used in the process comes from a…



Source cnbc.com

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