EUR 8 million commitments by the government of Lower Saxony has brought RWE’s plans to set up a test electrolyser to generate green hydrogen in Lingen within reach. RWE intends to invest EUR 30 million in the construction of the test electrolyser at the site of its Emsland gas-fired power station. With this facility RWE aims to gain operational experience with the industrial use of the two technologies that will account for several hundred megawatts in the context of GET H2, for example.The pilot electrolyser will have an initial capacity of 14 megawatts, making it one of the largest facilities of its kind in Germany from the outset. RWE aims to use the trial facility to test two electrolyser technologies under industrial conditions: Dresden manufacturer Sunfire will install a pressure-alkaline electrolyser with a capacity of 10 MW for RWE. In parallel, Linde, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company, will set up a 4 MW proton exchange membrane electrolyser. RWE will own and operate the entire site in Lingen. Following approval and the construction phase, the electrolyser facility will begin generating up to 290 kg of green hydrogen per hour from Spring 2023, using green electricity. The trial operating phase is initially planned for a three-year period, with an option for a further year.The approval application for the pilot facility has been submitted. Assuming it gets the green light from the authorities, construction work will begin in June. By 2030, RWE will have created two gigawatts of electrolyser capacity of its own in order to generate green hydrogen.