In hyBit, IKEM examines how hydrogen can advance Bremen's industrial transformation and the energy transition in general.


Hydrogen is expected to play a key role in energy supply in Germany and worldwide. In Bremen, the hyBit project will investigate how a regional hydrogen hub can be successfully established, which (supra)regional synergies and interdependencies may emerge, and how hydrogen, a scarce resource for the foreseeable future, can be used with the greatest possible effect in the energy transition.

The starting point and research object of the project is the transformation of industrial processes: An electrolysis plant in the industrial port of Bremen will supply the nearby Arcelor-Mittal steelworks with green hydrogen. The factory aims to produce climate-neutral steel by 2050.

In hyBit, IKEM is conducting research on the European and German legal framework for the development of the hydrogen economy and the use of hydrogen in industrial processes. On the basis of the investigations, IKEM’s researchers will identify regulatory obstacles, point out possibilities for adaptation and develop recommendations for new policies.


IKEM – Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility e.V.

hyBit – Hydrogen for Bremen's industrial transformation

Principal: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Project partner: Arcelor Mittal Bremen, BLG Logistics Group, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie, Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung, Hochschule Bremen, swb , Universität Bremen, Wuppertal Institut

Duration: 09/2022–