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Clean Hydrogen - Regulatory framework and technological necessities for the expansion of the clean hydrogen economy of the future

Hydrogen is now seen as a key element in the sustainable decarbonization of the European economy and thus in achieving the ambitious climate targets by 2050. Produced in a climate-neutral way, it offers enormous potential for sustainably reducing CO2 emissions in industry, transport and households. To accelerate the ramp-up of the European hydrogen economy, the EU Commission has therefore recently announced, as part of its hydrogen strategy, that it will invest up to €430 billion over the next 10 years.

For this year's pipeline forum with the title “Clean Hydrogen - Regulatory Framework Conditions and Technological Necessities for the Expansion of the Clean Hydrogen Economy of the Future”, around 70 participants came to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg on Thursday, November 11th, 2021. The guests included employees from various network operators such as OGE, Gascade Gastransport, Ontras Gastransport, EWE Netz but also Hamburg supply companies such as Gasnetz Hamburg, Wärme Hamburg and Stromnetz Hamburg. In addition, some of our suppliers also took the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in the industry.

After representatives of Vattenfall Europe and Gasnetz Hamburg presented their joint hydrogen project in the Port of Hamburg, which is to supply many industrial and logistics companies in the Port of Hamburg with green hydrogen by 2026, representatives of OGE and Ontras presented the development of hydrogen networks at the transport network level. The lecture series was rounded off by our Mr. Engelke with an overview of the possibilities of hydrogen production.

The response to all lectures was very positive and the breadth of the lecture series was praised by many participants. Reason enough for us to plan another pipeline forum in 2022 next year. If from your point of view interesting topics should be presented there, we ask for appropriate suggestions to include them in the program for 2022.