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An agreement published by a coalition made up of the German political parties SPD, Die Grunen and FDP will aim to expand the development of renewable energies such as green hydrogen to accelerate the energy transition.

Air separation and electrolysis are two processes required to create green hydrogen, both of which require electricity.

The coalition has applied its renewable energy expansion to all long-term electricity supply agreements (PPAs), in addition to expanding the potential of photovoltaics and wind power.

With its previous initiatives such as an agreement with Siemens Energy signed last year to cooperate on the electrolysis of hydrogen, Messer is expected to play a role in increasing the applications of green hydrogen, especially in the sector. mobility.

To help the German government achieve its net zero goals in the “near future”, Messer has developed solutions for the refueling of hydrogen vehicles, such as its “One-Stop-Shop” – a hydrogen supply station and refueling for buses created alongside the Toyota group.

As part of this solution, the one-stop shop will also provide the buses themselves, technical service and financing, with bus fleet operators paying per km traveled or per kg of hydrogen consumed.

The coalition intends to amplify its ambitions for green hydrogen by introducing new measures, such as quotas for public hydrogen purchases and an increase in electrolysis capacity to 10 gigawatts by 2030.

According to Messer, additional measures must be taken to support the government’s green orientation, including strengthening European import partnerships and further development of H2Global, an initiative to support electrolyser projects abroad.

The promotion and funding of projects linked to green innovation will also be stepped up, as will Messer’s emphasis on the development of green hydrogen commercialization models.

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