GP JOULE and Green Fuels initiate hydrogen alliance for Bremerhaven and surroundings

eFarm is now to be followed by the “BH2V Alliance”. GP JOULE and Green Fuels have established this hydrogen project initiative for Bremerhaven and the north-western region in connection with HUSUM Wind 2019 (from left to right): André G. H. Kiwitz, Managing Director Green Fuels; Ove Petersen, CEO GP JOULE; Andreas Wellbrock, Managing Director Green Fuels; André Steinau, Assistant to the Management Board, GP JOULE).

Reußenköge/Bremerhaven, 8 October 2019 – GP JOULE and Green Fuels are to jointly engage in concrete hydrogen projects in Bremerhaven and the north-western region. The internationally successful renewable energies group based in North Frisia and the ambitious start-up from Bremerhaven have launched a hydrogen project initiative for this purpose: as the “BH2V Alliance”, the two companies are joining forces with each other and additional partners with the aim of developing and implementing regional mobility solutions using green hydrogen from renewable energies and scaling these accordingly to suit a range of different practical applications. The model for this undertaking is eFarm – Germany’s largest green hydrogen mobility project initiated by GP JOULE.

“In the Bremerhaven region we’re directly involved in the future market for climate-neutral hydrogen – there are major customers to be found here in the maritime sector, in heavy goods traffic and also in public transport. There are also relevant consumers for waste heat in this region. At the same time, renewable generation capacity is directly on site, especially from wind power. And don’t forget: Bremerhaven and the “wet triangle” act as a global logistics hub,” explains GP JOULE CEO Ove Petersen. “In North Frisia, we’ve successfully launched eFarm – Germany's biggest green hydrogen mobility project: the ground-breaking ceremony for the first electrolyser installation is due to take place in January 2020. Now is the time to dedicate our expertise to the next promising hydrogen project, which fits the bill perfectly,” adds André Steinau, Project Manager eFarm and responsible for Hydrogen Business Development at GP JOULE.

Andreas Wellbrock, Managing Director of Green Fuels: “We want to take action and start with the development of the necessary tailor-made infrastructure and technology for hydrogen production and storage, right through to concrete applications. In collaboration with other partners and protagonists along the entire value chain, we aim to build these up and gain valuable experience.” The BH2V Alliance seeks to establish itself as the key driver behind a regional hydrogen economy in Bremerhaven and the north-western region. “Here we can be sure of cross-party support – our project initiative is now making a significant contribution to putting the five coastal federal states’ North German hydrogen strategy into practice. With the combined expertise of the founding partners GP JOULE and Green Fuels, there is now a contact partner available for the concrete implementation of hydrogen projects initiated by state governments, administrative authorities, the maritime economy and logistics companies”. The support of further partners/companies is to be gained in the coming months for the first project in the Bremerhaven area. Project development, construction and operation of the climate-friendly hydrogen infrastructure and applications in the region will be carried out jointly – investments will be made along the entire value chain from production to use. Synchronisation between the production and consumption of “green hydrogen” is of crucial importance.

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The press contacts are the “BH2V-Alliance” representatives:
Mr. André Steinau
Assistant to the Management Board
Tel. +49 (0) 4671-6074-611

Mr. Andreas Wellbrock
Managing Director
Mobile +49 (0) 172 7546336

About GP JOULE. 
Founded in 2009 based on the belief that a 100% renewable energy supply is feasible, GP JOULE is now a system provider for integrated energy solutions from solar, wind and biomass power as well as being a partner at the supply level for electricity, heat, hydrogen and electromobility. A pioneer in the area of sectoral cross-linkage, the medium-sized company group has a workforce of over 250 employees at sites in Germany, Europe and North America. GP JOULE holds the 2019 Schleswig-Holstein Business Environmental Award.

About Green Fuels.
The company was founded in 2019 in Bremerhaven as a start-up for the realisation of integral projects dedicated to the generation and use of “green hydrogen”. The initial priority is to build up the entire value creation chain from energy production through to the individual applications with a view to bringing about a transportation turnaround. The founders have worked in the energy sector for many years, where they been successful in initiating new and pioneering developments in the past.