Germany and Norway strengthen hydrogen ties, plans for large-scale hydrogen pipeline

Germany and Norway have today (January 5) agreed to further strengthen their partnership on hydrogen, with intentions of establishing a large-scale pipeline between the two countries.

In a joint press statement with German Vice-Chancellor, Robert Habeck, Norwegian Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, said the new partnership will complement plans between Norway and the European Union, saying it will, “will encompass closer cooperation on hydrogen, offshore wind, batteries, carbon capture and storage, green shipping, microelectronics, and raw materials.”

Prime Minister Støre noted that hydrogen is of “special importance” in the Europe’s energy transition, and to Germany. Støre added, “We are issuing today a joint statement to accelerate the development of a functioning hydrogen market and value chain.”

The countries have confirmed intent to ensure large-scale supply of hydrogen with the necessary infrastructure from Norway to Germany by 2030, with plans to explore the technical and economic feasibility of required solutions, including a large-scale hydrogen pipeline.

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