Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Germany and Norway are considering building a hydrogen pipeline between the two countries as part of an energy partnership that would see Europe's largest economy import hydrogen from the Scandinavian country.
A joint statement on the cooperation was signed by Germany's energy and climate minister Robert Habeck and Norway's prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a meeting on Wednesday.
The two countries will conduct a joint study to clarify under what conditions such a project would be feasible and look into the potential for large-scale imports of hydrogen, including via pipeline, from Norway to Germany. The use of blue hydrogen is considered an option for a transitional period as a means of accelerating the development of green hydrogen and rapidly realising high-volume imports.
The joint statement stressed the importance of the rapid expansion of green energy in Europe in order to ditch Russian gas and oil following Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine.
Additionally, the two countries plan to strengthen their cooperation in the area of offshore wind power to tap the considerable wind potential in the North Sea.
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