A collaboration pact on green hydrogen and the fusion of the energy systems of the two nations has been signed by Germany and Denmark.
The declaration is intended to allow an ongoing discussion between Denmark and Germany and relevant parties about hydrogen infrastructure, according to Denmark’s Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Supply.
The major goal is to create the infrastructure necessary for green hydrogen to be carried across the border between Denmark and Germany starting in 2028 from western Denmark to northern Germany.
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The Danish ministry stated that with the proper infrastructure, green hydrogen from Denmark can replace fossil gas and hydrogen in German heavy industry and reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. It also stated that market players see great opportunities in a Danish-German collaboration on green hydrogen, but have pointed out the need for an expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure in order to realize the potential.
The ministry added that the Danish-German commitment was a significant step towards the implementation of Denmark’s PtX agreement, which will enable the use of hydrogen fuel for industry, trucks, ships, and aircraft powered by renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.
In February this year, the European Commission approved a €170 million Danish scheme to support the production of renewable hydrogen through Power-to-X (PtX) technologies. The measure is expected to contribute to the development of renewable hydrogen in line with the objectives of the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the European Green Deal, and the REPowerEU plan.
Story adapted from Offshore Energy