New Edition of the National Hydrogen Strategy
At the conference on the National Hydrogen Strategy, Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck announced that the presented new edition is the "next big story." The 2020 strategy has been updated to address current needs and the urgency regarding climate protection. For over 2 years, Cruh21 has been at the cutting edge and an expert in strategic project consulting, with a focus on green hydrogen, sector coupling, and offshore hydrogen. We have summarized the key innovations of the strategy for you:
The hydrogen strategy aims to double the production capacity of electrolysis plants to 10 gigawatts by 2030. This measure is crucial to significantly increase the capacity for green hydrogen production and meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly hydrogen production. At the same time, the strategy aims to cover over two-thirds of the green hydrogen demand through imports, with a special focus on imports from Africa to promote international partnerships and establish sustainable global cooperation in the field of green hydrogen.
To realize the vision of comprehensive and efficient hydrogen infrastructure, the plan is to build a first pipeline infrastructure with a total length of at least 1,800 kilometers by 2027/2028. This pipeline network is intended to ensure optimal distribution of green hydrogen not only within Germany but also connected to European pipelines to enable cross-border hydrogen trade. The decision to import hydrogen in the form of ammonia by ship demonstrates the long-term focus on establishing sustainable transport solutions for hydrogen trade.
The widespread application of green hydrogen is one of the cornerstones of the hydrogen strategy. Its use in industry, heavy commercial vehicles, aviation, shipping, gas power plants, and heating supply enables significant reduction of CO2 emissions in various sectors, making a significant contribution to climate protection. Through this comprehensive utilization, green hydrogen becomes a key component in the transformation towards a sustainable and low-carbon energy supply.