Canada and Germany form green hydrogen alliance

The two countries aim to export Canadian hydrogen to Germany starting in 2025

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Canada and Germany have signed an agreement that is expected to kickstart a transatlantic green hydrogen supply chain.

The two governments signed the deal for the export of Canadian hydrogen to Germany, with first deliveries expected by 2025.

The Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance will commit the two countries to enabling investment in hydrogen projects, supporting the development of secure hydrogen supply chain and establishing a transatlantic Canada-Germany supply corridor.

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada said: “Unlocking the potential of hydrogen is an essential part of our government’s plan for a sustainable economic future — not just for the domestic opportunities for emissions reductions but also for its potential as an export opportunity: to provide clean energy to countries around the globe.”

The latest announcement follows an energy memorandum of understanding signed by Canada and Germany in March 2021 to provide a general framework for participants to co-operate in the energy sector.

German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck added: “Green hydrogen is an important key for a climate-neutral economy. We must resolutely pursue climate change mitigation in order to secure our prosperity and freedom. This is more important and urgent than ever at this time.

“The Hydrogen Alliance between Canada and Germany is a significant milestone as we accelerate the international market rollout of green hydrogen and clear the way for new transatlantic co-operation. Specifically, we aim to build up a transatlantic supply chain for green hydrogen. The first shipments from Canada to Germany are to begin as early as 2025.”