Berlin (Reuters) – The Russian government is offering Germany cooperation on the subject of green hydrogen.
“The development of new energy sources is a new possibility for our cooperation, between Russian and German scientists, between our companies,” said Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Nowak on Thursday at the virtual 13th German-Russian raw materials conference. He calls for “to enter into the technological dialogue “. The Russian government is ready to help. “We are open to various formats of mutually beneficial cooperation in the implementation of investment projects,” said Nowak.
Hydrogen generated with the help of wind or solar power is considered a climate-friendly fuel, especially for industry.
While the direct electric drive is favored for cars, there is a lack of climate-friendly solutions for heavy trucks, shipping, and the chemical and steel industries.
In view of the gradual phase-out of nuclear power and coal-fired power generation, Germany is reliant on natural gas as a bridging technology in the short and medium term, said Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier at the conference. “At the other end of the bridge are renewable energies and green hydrogen,” said the CDU politician.
“And we can develop these energies together with Russia and bring them to large-scale industrial application.” Russia offers excellent conditions for this.