Lübesse Energie wants to become a pioneer

By Sven Geitmann

May 6, 2024

Image titel: Illustration of the project in Lübesse

Sources: Naturwind Schwerin

Lübesse Energie wants to become a pioneer

Project realization despite Exytron bankruptcy

Originally at the end of 2023, an “emissions-free taxonomy natural gas power plant” was to go into operation in Lübesse, a municipality in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. But as with so many projects, there have been delays: One project partner went bankrupt, and not least the price increases of recent years have necessitated rescheduling. But despite all the adversity, the responsible parties have stuck with it and are now targeting 2025/2026 for the start of production.

The official start of construction for the energy conversion plant south of Schwerin took place, after four years of preparation, in March 2022. In the presence of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s economy minister Reinhard Meyer, the start signal, a symbolic tease, was given for this sector coupling project, in whose framework climate-neutral synthetic fuels (e-fuels) were to be produced.


Contrary to earlier plans, however, a natural gas-fired CHP plant will no longer be built. The methane produced is to be used for the production of renewable liquefied natural gas (rLNG) for the transportation sector. Alternatively, feeding into the existing natural gas grid is also conceivable. In addition, this project now focuses on supplying the residential areas of Lübesse, including the commercial areas, with local heating.

At the time, Exytron GmbH was still on board. The technology company from Rostock had to file for insolvency at the end of August 2022, however. The managing director Klaus Schirmer tried to save what could be saved, but in the autumn of 2022, it became clear that liquidation was unavoidable, so several employees then took on other work.

As a result of the insolvency, the project was delayed by about a year, after negotiations with construction companies, suppliers and banks had already led to scheduling problems due to price increases and delivery bottlenecks. In the meantime, however, after a public tender in autumn 2023, an internationally active system manufacturer was able to be gained. Heiko Teichmann, managing director of Lübesse Energie GmbH, showed corresponding confidence to H2-international: “The energy conversion plant will be manufactured, installed and operational in the timeframe of 2024/2025, so starting the end of 2025/beginning of 2026, the putting into operation and subsequently a continuous supply of potential distributors with rLNG and a feeding of heat into the still to be built local heating grid will be possible.”

Power-to-X systems in business park

Concretely planned is, on an area of around 20,000 square meters (215,280 sq ft) in the business park of Lübesse, construction of a hydrogen and methane production plant that will have an electrolysis capacity of up to 8 MW in the first expansion phase. It is to serve in part for the storage and utilization of green electricity from local wind turbines, for which the 20-year EEG feed-in subsidy has expired, and for a clean and affordable energy supply for the village as well as an adjacent commercial area. Additional green electricity will come from regional and supraregional wind power generation and photovoltaic systems. The economy ministry of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has assured support of the project with 15 million euros. The wind farm developer Naturwind from Schwerin as well as VR-Bank Nord eG from Flensburg are still in.

Bernd Jeske, managing director of Lübesse Energie GmbH, said: “The decentralized approach means that energy is consumed there where it is generated. In addition, the project combines the clean electricity transition with the transport and heating transition and shows how sector coupling can be driven forward.”

On further planning, Teichmann stated: “The unavoidable waste heat generated in connection with the exothermic processes of electrolysis and methanation will be fed into a new local heating network, which is to supply both the residential buildings and the business park in Lübesse with heating energy.”

Author: Sven Geitmann

Here are interesting and current articles on the topic of hydrogen – stocks and the stock market!

Economic prospects for companies in the hydrogen sector | Future, stocks & hydrogen companies on the stock exchange and more…

Which hydrogen companies will prevail in the competitive market in the long term? Get tips and cartwheels and learn more about risks or opportunities. Our stock market specialist and expert author Sven Jösting reports critically, independently and competently.

May 16 2024

New CFO for H-Tec Systems

Electrolyzer manufacturer H-Tec Systems underwent restructuring at the turn of the year and...
May 16 2024

One-man show continues to grow

Hydrogeit Verlag celebrates its 20th anniversary The Hydrogeit Verlag publishing house has been...
May 15 2024

Hydrogen for the post-coal era

Nuclear energy also to power electrolysis in Hungary In May 2021, Hungary published its national...
May 15 2024

Hüwener to lead OGE

Thomas Hüwener will become the new management spokesman for transmission system operator OGE from...
May 15 2024

Accelerating expansion and reducing hurdles

German government adopts power plant strategy It took a long time, but now it's here – the power...
May 15 2024

Brussels approves IPCEI projects

3rd funding wave for H2 infrastructure measures The decision has finally come. In mid-February...
May 15 2024

Apex becomes H2APEX

Apex, headquartered in Rostock, Germany, is continuing to make big strides forward in the hydrogen...
May 02 2024

Bischof-Niemz appointed to Enertrag board

Project developer Enertrag has appointed Tobias Bischof-Niemz to the board. From the beginning of...
Apr 30 2024

“Cool, what you’re doing in Germany”

“Today is a good day for industry location Germany, climate protection and sustainable jobs in our...
Apr 30 2024

DWV shortens its name

As of January 2024, the DWV has a slightly shorter name. Instead of being called the German...
Apr 30 2024

Changes at CEP

New board, new members and a new structure – that’s the news in the latest press release from the...
Apr 18 2024

Plug Power – Price jumps with many questions

The Plug share price fell quickly to under 3 USD (2.50 USD at low) and then rose again to over...
Apr 17 2024

Siemens Energy – Light at the end of the tunnel

Siemens Energy is on the right track, as the latest figures show. Although the wind subsidiary...
Apr 17 2024

Nikola Motors – Outlook speaks for the company

The press conference in February 2024 on the fourth quarter results and the entire year 2023 and,...
Apr 17 2024

Hyzon Motors – Strong patent position

Hyzon Motors will start production of 200‑kW modules for commercial vehicles in the USA in the...
Apr 17 2024

FuelCell Energy – Carbon capture as a growth story?

FuelCell Energy has with SOFC fuel cell power plants built its own capacities for clean energy...
Apr 16 2024

Hydrogen economy gaining speed

Trade fair guide for Hannover Messe 2024 AI and hydrogen are the focus of this year's Hannover...
Apr 16 2024

Politicians with an open ear for hydrogen

Optimism at the H2 Forum in Berlin A good 450 participants gathered at the specialist conference...
Apr 16 2024

Gas producers are the winners of the H2 ramp-up

The major international gas companies such as Linde, Air Liquide and Air Products have always been...
Apr 15 2024

Cummins Engine – Emissions scandal ended by payment

The share of Cummins Engine brings joy: The share price rose to a new high for the year, after the...


Leave a Reply