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Global Hydrogen Advisor, Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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Berlin provides $58m in support for pilot projects in the country’s exclusive economic zone in the North Sea


Germany’s economics and energy ministry has published an ordinance for the allocation of areas for the production of green hydrogen in Germany’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea.

The rule that entered into force today in practice creates the opportunity to test H2 output from offshore wind power.

The ministry said a first tendering round is scheduled for next year. While the regulation is officially technology-neutral, the government thinks that offshore wind is the most advanced technology enabling the direct generation of H2 at sea through electrolysis.

Germany ploughs $117m into Siemens Energy-led bid to develop game-changer hydrogen offshore wind

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“The production of green hydrogen at sea is a real future issue with high innovation potential,” energy minister Peter Altmaier said.

“Offshore hydrogen production can make an important contribution to the decarbonisation of Germany as a location for industry.”



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