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Germany aims to replace Russian gas with 'green hydrogen'

2023-01-27 15:53:53, Kosova & Bota CNA
Germany aims to replace Russian gas with 'green hydrogen'
Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Minister of Science and Education of Germany

A senior German official said on Friday (January 27) that she hopes her country will receive hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources from Australia by 2030.

The two countries have accelerated plans to cooperate on clean energy as Germany tries to find a replacement for natural gas supplies from Russia. Germany is promoting an ambitious policy to reduce CO2 emissions to "zero" by 2045.

"Green hydrogen" is seen as a key fuel for machinery in industry and its production requires high temperatures, which are created in the metal industry.

German Education and Science Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger said Australia has strong potential to produce hydrogen with the help of abundant renewable wind and solar energy.

"My goal is for the first shipment to arrive in Germany by 2030 at the latest ," said Stark-Watzinger, after a meeting in Berlin with Australia's Minister for Climate and Energy, Chris Bown./ REL

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