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Federal Ministry of Education and Research Karliczek: Together with Australia for a Global Green Hydrogen Economy

By September 12, 2020 3   min read  (412 words)

September 12, 2020 |

Berlin – BMBF and Australian government sponsor feasibility study for German-Australian supply chain of green hydrogen
Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek and the Australian Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, and for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham, have a joint Letter of intent to carry out a feasibility study for a German-Australian supply chain for hydrogen based on renewable energies signed. Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek explains:

“I am pleased that we are promoting the development of a global green hydrogen economy together with Australia. It is important to me that Germany now sets the course for international green hydrogen partnerships, which German companies open the doors to sales markets for hydrogen technologies

‘Made in Germany’ at an early stage ‘

Entering the hydrogen economy is good for the climate and creates well-paid new jobs in Germany. With the German-Australian feasibility study, we want to show which economic, technological and regulatory steps can help to create a cost-efficient, stable, international supply chain for Building green hydrogen. I’m looking forward to writing this success story together with Australia now. ”

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham emphasized  “By working with each other and with industry, we will build a renewable hydrogen industry that will create jobs in Australia and Germany. At the same time, it will create trade opportunities and improve clean energy supplies Australia and Germany are natural partners, with Australia well positioned to become a leading global supplier of renewable hydrogen, while Germany is both a high-demand importer and a supplier of cutting-edge technology and scientific expertise. ”

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, added: “As a fuel for the energy transition, clean hydrogen can be used to power vehicles, generate heat and electricity and as a chemical raw material for important industrial applications. Australia is ideally positioned to play a leading role in the production and export of hydrogen worldwide so we can help our trading partners reduce their emissions. ”

The BMBF, together with DISER and DFAT, is funding a 24-month feasibility study on a German-Australian supply chain for green hydrogen. The project will start in 2020. The BMBF plans to support the German project partners of the feasibility study with over 1.5 million euros. On the German side, an implementation by acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering and the Federation of German Industries is planned. Australia and Germany have each adopted a national hydrogen strategy, the project serves to implement both strategies.

Source: BMBF

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