Munich (dpa / lby) - According to Bavaria's Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger (free voters), the construction of a planned hydrogen center in Pfeffenhausen in Lower Bavaria (Landshut district) is progressing. The cabinet cleared the way for the purchase of a property on Tuesday. Bavaria will support the project with at least 30 million euros.
From 2024, Pfeffenhausen will focus on the value chain of hydrogen and fuel cell technology for mobility applications. The user center offers companies the opportunity to develop, test and certify products. From 2023, a five-megawatt electrolyser will be in operation at the site to produce green hydrogen.
On Monday, Daimler Trucks made a commitment to set up test benches in Pfeffenhausen to test hydrogen-powered trucks. The decision by Daimler Truck shows how important the user center is for the further development of hydrogen technology in mobility. "Hydrogen is an ideal alternative to fossil fuels, especially in heavy-duty traffic," said Aiwanger.