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Siemens and Uniper sign agreement to decarbonise power generation

  • 2 months ago (2020-04-09)
  • David Flin
Europe 769 Renewables 646

Uniper and Siemens Gas and Power have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of projects to decarbonise power generation and promote sector coupling. This extends the long-standing partnership between the two companies.

One focus of the planned cooperation is the production and use of green hydrogen, hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources. The companies intend to implement projects in this field together, addressing the entire value chain. The scope of the new cooperation agreement also includes the evaluation of the potential of Uniper’s existing gas turbines and gas storage facilities for the use of hydrogen. The focus of the work is to define what role hydrogen can play in the future of Uniper’s coal-fired power plants. Uniper recently announced that it would close or convert its coal-fired power plants in Europe by 2025 at the latest.