Germany’s ruling cabinet has approved plans to create a hydrogen core network to distribute hydrogen as an energy carrier nationwide. And the proposed bill is part of Germany’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality in the coming years. Green hydrogen is an integral part of these plans.
Robert Habeck, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, said, “Our goal is to rapidly expand the hydrogen market to facilitate decarbonization. Especially in those sectors with high greenhouse gas emissions. While this requires the establishment of a fast and cost-effective hydrogen network in Germany. Then this network will grow as the hydrogen economy develops and is embedded in the EU internal market.”
Under the plan, Germany’s gas network operators will develop models for the new hydrogen infrastructure in the coming months. The German Federal Network Agency will be responsible for its final form.
Hydrogen is an ideal connector between the electricity, transport and heating sectors and can stored relatively easily,” said Heiko Staubitz. A hydrogen expert at Germany’s Trade and Investment Agency. The German government is seeking to expand the country’s energy supply base in an attempt to move away from dependence on fossil fuels. This legislation is a very important step toward improving the safety of industrial planning and will support planned investments in the new hydrogen economy.”
The German Ministry of Trade and Investment is the German government agency responsible for international business promotion. And is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Change. It helps multinational companies to do business in Germany and also helps German companies to do business abroad.