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Germany wants to get hydrogen from Canada by 2025

“The Bundestag has been popular for a long time and the Greens have played a role too”

The German economy hopes that Chancellor Olaf Schultz’s trip to Canada will provide a significant impetus to trade relations between the two countries. Above all, the ratification of the Ceta Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada, expected in the fall, should give a new impetus. Arranged for Robin Alexander.

Germany and Canada have agreed on a long-term cooperation to produce and transport hydrogen. The two governments are committed to expanding and strengthening the hydrogen economy in their countries with state funding.

DrGermany and Canada signed a hydrogen partnership on Tuesday. It stipulates that Canada’s exports of green hydrogen should begin in 2025. Commerce Secretary Robert Habeck and Canadian Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Stephenville and Newfoundland and Labrador, northeastern Canada, in the presence of Chancellor Olaf Schultz and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau spoke of a major step that creates jobs and unlocks the transition to a climate-neutral economy. He said Russia’s attack on Ukraine accelerated pressure for the rapid expansion of renewable energies. Schulz emphasized that the demand for hydrogen would increase dramatically. Production conditions are particularly good in the sparsely populated areas of northeastern Canada.

Newfoundland is a suitable location for the production of green hydrogen, which is created using renewable energies. There is a lot of wind in the sparsely populated area and a lot of space to convert it into energy.

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The federal government agreed in the agreement that it wanted to support hydrogen importers. Details not included in the letter of intent. The two governments are committed to expanding and strengthening the hydrogen economy in their countries with state funding. There should also be collaboration in further research into the use of green hydrogen.

In addition, the cooperation between the ports of both countries will be strengthened – the background is the construction of the necessary export and landing facilities at the ports on the Canadian east coast and the German coast.

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