When will the German hydrogen economy arrive? Interview with Thomas Frewer from BP

Thomas Frewer, BP

In 2030, 1500 kilometres of pipelines for hydrogen transport in Germany should be ready. From the north, where most of the gas is produced, it will reach consumers in the west and south of the country. The customers will be steelworks and the chemical industry, for example. But there is still a long way to go. BP Europa is part of a core consortium of six partners who are driving the GET H2 project forward. But the bureaucratic hurdles are high. For example, the partners are still waiting for an EU directive to regulate the conditions for the production of “green” hydrogen. It depends on this whether the electricity that the GET H2 partners want to draw from an offshore park in the North Sea is recognised as “green” or not. In the conversation with Thomas Frewer from BP, there is a lot of talk about obstacles. But also of opportunities.

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