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The project Me2H2 aims at the development of processes for a climate-friendly production of hydrogen with minimal power consumption. Water electrolysis is the benchmark for future H2 production without direct CO2 emissions. If operated with renewable electricity, H2 generation would also be climate-friendly with regard to upstream electricity generation. However, water electrolysis specifically consumes significantly more energy than today's industrial benchmark - the steam reforming of natural gas. Methane pyrolysis, on the other hand, would operate CO2 free with a similarly low specific energy requirement as steam reforming. In project U2, plasma-heated processes for methane pyrolysis on a laboratory scale are under investigation.