Hydrogen Manufacture and Application Collective Hettstedt

Stemming from the mining industries and the processing of copper and aluminum to produce components specifically required for electromobility, HyMAt focuses on the use of hydrogen as a material in the energy-intensive production of these non-ferrous metals. The “growing” concept supports the development of a regional hydrogen economy in Hettstedt and consists of three main fields of action. While the (1) Hydrogen Manufacture focuses on different production technologies, such as electrolysis, steam reforming, methane pyrolysis, the locally produced green or turquoise hydrogen flows into (2) application network. In addition to material use, the focus here is on fuel cell-based e-mobility of truck delivery and local passenger transport. The (3) hydrogen showcase strengthens the acceptance and contributes to the economic stabilization as well as realization of the structural and cultural change from fossil to climate-neutral energy supply.

Texulting GmbH supported the city of Hettstedt in the preparation of a concept of the municipality as a hydrogen region for the federal competition “HyLand – Hydrogen Regions in Germany” of the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). The concept was not successful in the federal competition, however, the efforts are still being pursued together despite everything.


Project Duration:
Summer 2021

Constitutent / Funding Body:
City of Hettstedt

SDGs addressed:


  • City of Hettstedt
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU
  • 27 further associated partners