The AquaVentus Förderverein e.V. and the German Hydrogen Association e.V. recently signed a cooperation agreement to promote offshore wind-hydrogen production and pipeline transport in the North Sea.
The collaboration aims to design proposals for the rapid and investment-safe ramp-up of offshore wind-hydrogen generation in the German North Sea and the offshore pipeline transport of green hydrogen in the European network.
Green hydrogen, which is produced using renewable energy, is gaining popularity as a clean and sustainable energy carrier. Together with renewable primary energies, green hydrogen forms the basis for the energy industry of the future. AquaVentus and the German Hydrogen Association share this common understanding and aim to make a significant contribution to the European energy transition and the security of energy supply in Germany.
The AquaVentus Förderverein, which consists of around 100 members, is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of a large-scale offshore wind energy and hydrogen economy in the German North Sea. The association aims to create a sustainable energy system that is based on renewable energy and supports the economic and ecological development of the region. The German Hydrogen Association e.V. is the industry association for hydrogen and fuel cell technology in Germany. It represents companies and organizations along the entire value chain of hydrogen and fuel cell technology and promotes the development and market launch of hydrogen and fuel cell applications.
Jörg Singer, the 1st CEO of AquaVentus, emphasizes the importance of the cooperation agreement: “With the signing of the cooperation agreement, the AquaVentus Förderverein is now represented with the support of the DWV as a strong partner in political Berlin. This is more important than ever for future challenges.” Robert Seehawer, Managing Director AquaVentus, adds, “It depends on cooperation and collaboration, but also on stable and resilient partnerships.”
The offshore wind-hydrogen production project faces several potential challenges, including high investment costs and the need for efficient hydrogen transportation and storage solutions. However, the potential benefits of this technology are enormous, including a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, increased energy independence, and the creation of new jobs in the renewable energy sector.