First hydrogen from UAE arrives to Germany

Germany intends to eventually phase out fossil fuels. Another option would be hydrogen. The first hydrogen from the United Arab Emirates appears to have now arrived in Germany as part of a test delivery: A hydrogen test cargo has landed at the port of Hamburg.

The partnership was decided upon during Robert Habeck’s visit to Abu Dhabi in March, and the ministry describes it as “a significant step in the envisaged development of a comprehensive hydrogen value chain between Germany and the UAE.”

“Today’s collaboration makes a double contribution: it supports the fulfillment of our climate goals and at the same time our energy security,” said Habeck in a statement regarding the deal.

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company transported ammonia as the hydrogen it provided. It will be tested for the climate-neutral conversion of the gas-intensive production of copper wire by the multi-metal producer Aurubis. Green hydrogen, which is produced using green power, will also be imported in the medium future.

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