The district of Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm applied for HyExpert funding in June as part of the HyLand funding initiative. With the help of the maximum EUR 400,000 in funding, concepts for the use of hydrogen in the district are to be developed. The three focus areas are defossilization of the A9 federal highway, energy hub sewage treatment plant and hydrogen use in residential neighborhoods.
On August 22, 2021, the district presented its topics at the Hydrogen Day of the Ingolstadt State Garden Show. ostermeier H2ydrogen Solutions GmbH (OHS) supports the application of the district of Pfaffenhofen and therefore assisted the Kommunalunternehmen Strukturentwicklung Landkreis Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm (KUS) with the presentation. The visitors were very interested in the topic of hydrogen. Especially for the expiring EEG subsidy for existing photovoltaic (PV) plants, many PV plant operators are looking for a good solution, as it can be the seasonal storage with the help of hydrogen.
The related German article in the Donaukurier: What role can hydrogen play? – Experts discuss questions about the future of the energy carrier