Germany is expected to benefit from the project by increasing the use of blue hydrogen and transitioning to green hydrogen.
By 2027, Germany plans to build a 1,800km hydrogen energy pipeline network, Reuters reported. State participation would be included in the government’s proposal, according to the news agency.
As part of the project, Germany will strengthen its use of blue hydrogen and transition to green hydrogen.
Natural gas is converted into blue hydrogen, which is stored underground or undersea and captures CO2 emissions.
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany is seeking cleaner energy sources and diversifying its gas supplies.
According to the paper, a hydrogen network company will be created, along with state participation, to build the hydrogen energy pipeline network.
Soon, the government will present the proposed plan to the industry.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced in September 2022 that the country would increase hydrogen use in order to diversify its energy sources and meet its climate goals.
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline project has been completed by German pipeline operator Gascade.
As part of Deutsche Regas’ Deutsche Ostee LNG project, the LNG pipeline is scheduled to start operating in December 2022.
The European country also completed the construction of its first LNG Jetty at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven.
Source: Offshore Technology