SUB-Projects

A number of research and testing projects are implemented under the umbrella of the Northern German Living Lab (NRL). These sub-projects (SP) of the NRL partners are assigned to different working groups (WG). This structure provides the project partners with a common all-round view of the energy transition in order to take a holistic view of the transformation path to climate neutrality. The following overview provides an insight into the NRL sub-projects that are already being implemented.

Project Management Office

The planning, implementation and control of the Northern German Living Lab and its sub-projects requires an efficient organizational structure. Due to the overall systemic approach across many technological fields, a high level of control and coordination is required. The Project Management Office (PMO) serves as an organizational unit to support the NRL management bodies in the operational implementation of the overall project.

Lead

Mike Blicker (Project Coordinator, CC4E/HAW Hamburg)

Funding Partner

Competence Center für Erneuerbare Energien und EnergieEffizienz (CC4E)/Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg), hySOLUTIONS

Project Management in the Northern German Living Lab [SP 0.1]

Management project

The Project Management Office (PMO) ensures transparent information flows within the NRL and promotes the cross-working group networking of the partners. Further tasks include the coordination of reporting for the NRL as a funded project, the monitoring of activities in the subprojects and the (professional) public exploitation of project results.

Participating Partners

CC4E/HAW Hamburg, hySOLUTIONS

 

Networks & Infrastructures (WG 1)

The NRL working group “Networks & Infrastructures ” (WG 1) sets itself the goal of increasing the uptake of energy sources from renewable energies in the distribution grids to be able to supply all sectors with green energy. A roadmap for the necessary transformation of the energy grids in the Northern German region is to be drafted – using individual regional hubs as examples. In particular, the development of an integrated network planning of electricity and gas networks is in focus to make a cross-sectoral energy transition possible.

WG Lead

Michael Dammann (Gasnetz Hamburg)

Vice WG Lead

Volker Höfs (HanseGas)

Funding Partners

Gasnetz Hamburg, Hamburger Energiewerke, Helmut Schmidt Universität der Bundeswehr (HSU), Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH), Technische Hochschule Lübeck (THL), WEMAG

Affiliated Partners

Stromnetz Hamburg, Gasunie, HanseGas, Schleswig-Holstein Netz, TenneT, 50Hertz, Grenzstrom Bürgerwind

Integrated Network Planning (iNeP) [SP 1.1]

Research Project

In the Integrated Network Planning (iNeP) project, a planning methodology, a planning model and a corresponding planning model and a corresponding planning tool are being developed by presenting a coordinated, integrative network planning (electricity, gas and heat network) including power-to-x plant coupling for Hamburg.

Participating Partners

Gasnetz Hamburg, Stromnetz Hamburg, Hamburger Energiewerke, TUHH, HSU/Distributed Energy Laboratory (DLab), THL

Power Grids and Infrastructures & System-Serving Electrolysis [SP 1.2 / SP 6.3]

Testing Project

This joint project consisting of the subprojects “Electricity grids and infrastructure” & “System-serving electrolysis” demonstrates the importance of a holistically conceived sector coupling. Surplus electricity is used to operate an electrolyser and the green hydrogen produced from it is made available for other sectors (mobility, heat, gas).

Participating Partners

WEMAG

Holistic System Integration (WG 2)

In the working group “Overall System Integration” (WG 2), the influences of the technologies considered in the NRL on the overall system are investigated. In this context, strategies are also to be developed that enable the greater use of sector coupling technologies. A major milestone of WG 2 is a simulative potential analysis of the developed technologies and their novel operational management.

WG Lead

Lucas Jürgens (CC4E/HAW Hamburg)

Vice WG Lead

Dr. Sebastian Wende-von Berg (Fraunhofer IEE)

Funding Partners

Competence Center für Erneuerbare Energien und EnergieEffizienz (CC4E)/Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg), Fraunhofer Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Energiesystemtechnik (IEE), Fraunhofer Institut für Windenergiesysteme (IWES), Technische Hochschule Lübeck (THL), Universität Hamburg (UHH)

Affiliated Partners

Gasunie, Stadtwerke Lübeck, Travenetz

Holistic System Simulation (RegDesign, Robust NetzReg)
[SP 2.1]

Research Project

The aim of the project “Overall system simulation” is to simulate and summarize the existing energy infrastructures and demonstrators. This allows an early focus on possible effects on the (changing) energy system and the necessary concepts/scenarios for the future can be derived.

Participating Partners

CC4E/HAW Hamburg, Fraunhofer IEE, Fraunhofer IWES, THL 

ICT Security,
Control Concepts (ResIKT)
[SP 2.2]

Research Project

ResIKT plans and addresses various threat scenarios in the area of information technology security in the context of hydrogen generation and sector coupling. The digitization of the energy sector offers the opportunity to plan for security aspects from the outset.

Participating Partners

UHH

Data Integration [SP 2.3]


Research Project

In the sub-project “Data integration and analysis”, both the data requirements of the planned simulation and the project-wide existing data of the relevant plants are combined and evaluated.

Participating Partners

CC4E/HAW Hamburg

Industrial Transformation, Social Participation & Transfer (WG 3)

The working group “Industrial Transformation, Social Participation & Transfer” (WG 3) research which factors accelerate the industrial transformation. On the basis of scenarios on the market development of sector coupling technologies, guiding strategies for accelerating the market ramp-up in Northern Germany are developed. WG 3 is also responsible for knowledge transfer to networks and specialist communities.

WG Lead

Position Vacant

Vice WG Lead

Hubert Grimm (Industrieverband Hamburg)

Funding Partners

Competence Center für Erneuerbare Energien und EnergieEffizienz (CC4E)/Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg)

Affiliated Partners

Erneuerbare Energien Hamburg Clusteragentur (EEHH), Industrieverband Hamburg (ivh), Handelskammer Hamburg, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB) Nord,

egw:wirtschaftsförderung, Gesellschaft für Energie und Klimaschutz Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (EKSH) / Landeskompetenzzentrum Wasserstoff-Forschung Schleswig-Holstein (HY.SH), Regionale Kooperation Westküste / Projektgesellschaft Norderelbe mbH

Industrial Transformation and Social Participation
[SP 3.1]

Research Project

The sub-project accompanies the technological projects of the NRL with socio-economic questions. Research is being conducted into how the industrial use and thus the market ramp-up of sector coupling technologies can be accelerated in the project region by 2030 using the example of the NRL-Testing Projects through the targeted participation of the relevant stakeholders.

Participating Partners

CC4E/HAW Hamburg

B2B-Transfer [SP 3.2]

Affiliated Project

In the sub-project “B2B Transfer”, instruments of communication science are used to familiarize the target groups with individual projects, innovations and results. In order to achieve the set goals, a mix of instruments will be used. Through these measures, EEHH GmbH will assume a function as a first contact point for potential interested parties and will mediate a targeted forwarding of inquiries to suitable consortium members.

Participating Partners

EEHH

National Economy, Labor Market & Qualification (WG 4)

The NRL working group “National Economy, Labor Market & Qualification” (WG 4) considers the economic potential of the technologies developed in the Northern German Living Lab. Among other things, effects on the demand for labor in the model region are modeled and financing potentials for sustainable business models are identified.

WG Lead

Prof. Dr. Jens-Eric von Düsterlho (CC4E/HAW Hamburg)

Vice WG Lead

Andreas Lagemann (Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut (HWWI))

Funding Partners

Competence Center für Erneuerbare Energien und EnergieEffizienz (CC4E)/Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg), Hamburgisches Weltwirtschaftsinstitut (HWWI)

Affiliated Partners

Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB) Nord

National Economy, Labor Market and Qualification [SP 4.1]

Research Project

The economic effects of a power-to-gas infrastructure for the Northern German region are analyzed in this project. One focus is the model-based evaluation of the economic potential, the second focus is the evaluation of the current market situation in the finance segment “Sustainable Finance”. From this, financing potentials will be identified.

Participating Partners

CC4E/HAW Hamburg, HWWI

New Markets, Business Models & Regulation (WG 5)

Investigating the innovative market and business models in the Northern German Living Lab is the task of the “New Markets, Business Models & Regulatory Affairs” working group (WG5). The legal framework conditions are also of interest here. Concrete options for action to reduce regulatory barriers are to be derived from the analysis.

WG Lead

Oliver Antoni (Stiftung Umweltenergierecht)

Vice WG Lead
Prof. Dr. Jens-Eric von Düsterlho (HAW Hamburg)
Funding Partners

Stiftung Umweltenergierecht, Competence Center für Erneuerbare Energien und EnergieEffizienz (CC4E)/Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg), Hochschule Flensburg, Fraunhofer Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Energiesystemtechnik (IEE)

 

New Market and Business Models, Regulation [SP 5.1]

Research Project

Only if sufficiently economically attractive operation appears possible will the investments required to achieve the transformation goals also be made outside a real laboratory in the future. This subproject therefore addresses the challenges of regulation and new market and business models. Recommendations for action will be derived in this context.

Participating Partners

Stiftung Umweltenergierecht, CC4E/HAW Hamburg, Hochschule Flensburg, Fraunhofer IEE

Hydrogen Production (WG 6)

The heart of the hydrogen activities of the Northern German Living Lab is the working group “Hydrogen Generation” (WG 6). The participating NRL partners work on hydrogen production in the Northern German model region as a basis for the regional basic supply with green hydrogen. In addition to the construction of electrolysers, the aim is also to bundle the production, distribution and use of hydrogen. In this way, local value chains are to be established and the regional economy strengthened.

WG Lead

Marleen Marks (HanseWerk/HAzwei)

Vice WG Lead

Prof. Dr. Jan Wenske (Fraunhofer IWES)

Funding Partners

HanseWerk, Stadtreinigung Hamburg, WEMAG

Affiliated Partners

Energie des Nordens, Flughafen Hamburg, Fraunhofer Institut für Windenergiesysteme (IWES), Grenzstrom Bürgerwind, KMW Wind to Gas energy, Stadtwerke Lübeck, Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)

H2 Hanse Hafen Hamburg
[SP 6.1]

Testing Project

The focus of the subproject is the realization of a 25 MWel large-scale electrolyser in the Hamburg port area. The goal is the gradual development of various consumption sectors (especially industry and mobility). The plant is to function as a central production hub for green hydrogen and serve the growing demand for hydrogen in the Hamburg area.

Participating Partners

HanseWerk AG

Synergy of Power to Gas and Biowaste Treatment
[SP 6.2]

Testing/Research Project

In this subproject, the synergy potentials for power-to-X are investigated at a biowaste treatment plant with fermentation stage, biomethane production and feed-in into the natural gas grid with particularly low process engineering effort. Hydrogen from a new electrolyser is to be coupled with an existing biowaste treatment plant.

Participating Partners

Stadtreinigung Hamburg AöR und TUHH

Hydrogen Production Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania [SP 6.3]

Testing Project

The aim of the sub-project is the construction and system-serving operation of an electrolyser with a capacity of five megawatts in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. With the help of this power-to-gas technology, green energy from the region will be made usable for other sectors (mobility, heat, gas) via the chemical element hydrogen, thereby leading to corresponding CO2 savings compared to conventional hydrogen production.

Participating Partners

WEMAG AG

Mobilität (AG 7)

Die NRL-Arbeitsgruppe “Mobilität” (AG 7) zielt darauf zu zeigen, wie eine vollständig “grüne”, also emissionsfreie Mobilität durch den Einsatz von Wasserstoff als Energieträger möglich wird. Dazu werden Vorhaben entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette umgesetzt – von der Beschaffung von H2-Linienbussen über den Einsatz von wasserstoffbetriebenen Abfallsammelfahrzeugen bis hin zum Betankungskonzept. Die Förderpartner werden durch das Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr (BMDV) gefördert.

AG-Leitung

Peter Lindlahr (hySOLUTIONS)

stellvertretende AG-Leitung

Martin Kalla (hySOLUTIONS)

Förderpartner

Hamburger Hochbahn, Flughafen Hamburg, Alphabet Fuhrparkmanagement, Schweriner Abfallentsorgungsgesellschaft (SAS), WEMAG, Stadtreinigung Hamburg, Volker Rumstich Transport, Nahverker Schwerin, hySOLUTIONS

assoziierte Partner

Entsorgungsbetriebe Lübeck, Verkehrsbetrieb Hamburg-Holstein (vhh), Stadtwerke Schwerin, Clean Logistics, Lübecker Hafengesellschaft

Mobilitätsprojekte

Erprobungsvorhaben

Ziel der Mobilitätsprojekte des NRL ist die Umsetzung und Demonstration vollständig “grüner”, d.h. treibhausgasfreier, Mobilität entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette. Hierzu gehört die H2-Produktion aus erneuerbaren Energien, die Logistik des grünen H2 vom Produktionsort zur Tankstelle und der Einsatz emissionsfreier Fahrzeuge aus verschiedenen Fahrzeugklassen. Dabei werden die Fahrzeuge im Regelbetrieb eingesetzt, um so die Alltagstauglichkeit grüner Mobilität zu demonstrieren.

Beteiligte Partner

Hamburger Hochbahn, Flughafen Hamburg, Alphabet Fuhrparkmanagement, SAS, WEMAG, Entsorgungsbetriebe Lübeck, vhh, Stadtwerke Schwerin, Stadtreinigung Hamburg, Clean Logistics, Lübecker Hafengesellschaft, Volker Rumstich Transport, Nahverkehr Schwerin, hySOLUTIONS

Wärme/Quartiere (AG 8)

Innovative Lösungen zur Dekarbonisierung der Wärmeversorgung werden in der Arbeitsgruppe “Wärme/Quartiere” (AG 8) umgesetzt. Neben der Erprobung neuer Heizkonzepte durch industrielle Abwärme geht es in der AG 8 auch darum, mögliche Synergien zwischen den Vorhaben zu erschließen, um die Wärmewende voranzutreiben. Ein wichtiges Element dabei ist der Bau eines Aquiferspeichers zur saisonalen Speicherung von Wärme.

AG-Leitung

Burkhard Warmuth (Hamburger Energiewerke)

stellvertretende AG-Leitung

Mike Blicker (CC4E/HAW Hamburg)

Förderpartner

Hamburger Energiewerke, CC4E/HAW Hamburg, Aurubis, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Technische Universität Hamburg

assoziierte Partner

Contitech, Stadtwerke Schwerin, Müllverwertung Borsigstraße (MVB)

Aquiferspeicher [TV 8.2]

Erprobungsvorhaben

Ein Aquiferspeicher ist ein unterirdischer Speicher, der Wärme aufnimmt, hält und wieder abgeben kann. In den Sommermonaten kann so für die Wintermonate CO₂-neutral vorgesorgt werden. Dieses Speichermodell wird in diesem Teilvorhaben des Norddeutschen Reallabors umgesetzt und erprobt. 

Beteiligte Partner

Hamburger Energiewerke, CAU, TUHH

Industrie (AG 9)

Die Arbeitsgruppe “Industrie” (AG 9) erschließt Innovationspotenziale für die Sektorenkopplung und erprobt den Einsatz von grünem Wasserstoff im industriellen Maßstab. Dabei geht es auch um die Identifikation technischer Grenzen der Substitution fossiler Brennstoffe durch Wasserstoff und um die Stärkung der regionalen Industrie durch gezielten Kompetenzaufbau im Bereich der Sektorenkopplung.

AG-Leitung

Christian Hein (Aurubis)

stellvertretende AG-Leitung

Simon Brinkmann (Covestro)

Förderpartner

Aurubis, CC4E/HAW Hamburg

assoziierte Partner

trimet, H&R Ölwerke Schindler, ArcelorMittal, Contitech, Covestro, Holborn Europa Raffinerie

H2 in Kupferherstellung [TV 9.1]

Erprobungsvorhaben

In diesem innovativen Industrie-Projekt wird der Einsatz von Wasserstoff in der Kupferproduktion erprobt. Auf dem Aurubis-Werksgelände wird zudem ein Elektrolyseur die Steigerung der Sektorenkopplung zwischen Energiewirtschaft und Industrie unterstützen.

Beteiligte Partner

Aurubis, CC4E/HAW Hamburg

Industrial Transformation and Social Participation [SP 3.1]

Research Project

The sub-project accompanies the technological projects of the NRL with socio-economic questions. Research is being conducted into how the industrial use and thus the market ramp-up of sector coupling technologies can be accelerated in the project region by 2030 using the example of the NRL-Testing Projects through the targeted participation of the relevant stakeholders.

Participating Partners

CC4E/HAW Hamburg