Germany is further securing its hydrogen supplies with a cooperation with Australia that will lead to imports in 2030.
After Canada, Egypt and other countries, Germany is making progress with Australia. Australia’s Minister for Energy and Climate, Chris Bowen, went to Berlin, where he met with Bettina Stark-Watzinger, the minister responsible for Research. She announced that the aim was to have Australian hydrogen by 2030, thanks to the country’s renewable energies.
The two nations, which had already signed a bilateral alliance on hydrogen production and trade in June 2021, also announced the funding of four projects. Canberra and Berlin will invest 50 million AUD (35.5 million USD) and €50 million (54.4 million USD) respectively in a joint initiative to establish a green hydrogen supply chain. The hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis, using electricity from renewable sources.
In Davos, German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz expressed his commitment to creating an electrolysis boom and decarbonising industry with hydrogen.
Do you want to learn more about Germany and Australia when it comes to hydrogen? Then our latest 2 articles on the subject should interest you. You can read one about Germany here. And another one about Australia here.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King