Starting shot for the “Blue Tower Herten”


Economy Minister Christa Thoben presented today in the presence of leaders of the city and the investor Herten the Zuwendungsbescheid for the demonstration project “Blue Tower” to the CEO Dr. Heinz-J├╝rgen M├╝hlen H2 Herten Ltd. The “Blue Tower” is an important building block for the hydrogen competence Center of the City Herten on the grounds of the former colliery “Ewald.” The State of North Rhine-Westphalia promotes the project in the coming years with a total of 7.1 million euros.
Blue Tower Herten
“With the realization of the” Blue Tower “is an innovative process technology, which once again the leader of North Rhine-Westphalia in the hydrogen and fuel cell technology underpinned. Such efficiency technologies demonstrate the competitiveness of our businesses and make a significant contribution to climate protection, “said Economy Minister Christa Thoben today 21.01.2009 in Herten. The company intends H2Herten Ltd., the investment in 2009 is still in operation.

With the “Blue Tower Herten” is the first time a 13-megawatt prototype plant for the production and use of hydrogen energy from biomass will be achieved. The underlying asset of this procedure is the technician, Dr. Heinz-J├╝rgen M├╝hlen been invented and developed. With the “Blue Tower” will be the first time advanced process technology on an industrial scale demonstrated that this product gas derived from biomass (green waste) can be used directly for the operation of gas engines or for the production of hydrogen used. The “Blue Tower” includes a whole series of previous research projects, some of which are also protected by the country have been promoted.

Solar Millennium AG, Erlangen, is contributing more than 13 million euros in the realization of the current project in Herten. She wants the product gas obtained in the framework of a hybrid drive in solar power, and thus the basic needs “around the clock”, thus also to the times of the day on which solar energy is not available, cover.

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This post was written by admin on January 29, 2009


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