The first Hydrogen Alliance is born: Germany and Canada sign it

The first Hydrogen Alliance is born: Germany and Canada sign it

It aims to launch a commercial collaboration that paves the way for increasingly large-scale use of this energy vector in the transportation system and the industrial sector. A first step that other European countries can take as an example.


To reduce energy dependence from russia, Germany she turned away and closed her eyes Canada, The objective is not only to protect ourselves from supply cuts, but also to continue along the way abandonment of fossil fuels And in particular coal, a source the country relies on to recover from the emergency. The agreement signed by German Economy and Climate Minister Robert Hebeck and Candy’s Energy Secretary, Jonathan Wilkinson is in fact completely devoted to hydrogen (Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance). The goal is to launch a commercial collaboration that paves the way for increasingly large-scale use of this energy vector in the transportation system and the industrial sector. A first step that other European countries can take as an example.

we’re talking specifically so-called “green” hydrogen, or that which is obtained through electricity produced from renewable sources, in particular photovoltaic and wind power. In fact, Canada intends to concentrate production in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Also in this area they are already established two wind farm projects On Large scale. need electricity to electrolysis Water, that is, its decomposition into oxygen and, in fact, gaseous hydrogen.

So Canada will increase production of this gas, while Germany will import it in large quantities and, in return, pledge to support other importers and consumers. The possibility of co-financing also opened up joint projects,

As the country prepares to inaugurate Olaf Scholz first fleet of 14 trains Powered entirely by hydrogen, which will come into operation these days.

And in Italy, Our peninsula is also about to equip itself with more durable rail vehicles. At the Sevigliano plant in the province of Cuneo, work is underway on the development of Coradia Stream Modelwhich is likely to be completed by the end of next year. Meanwhile, in Castellarano near Reggio Emilia, the world’s first plant powered by green hydrogen will be built by the end of 2022, designed to become completely zero-emissions within a few years. Decree “Pnrr2” In May it also instituted a hydrogen bonus: hydrogen generation plants would not have to pay system fees on fixed renewable electricity consumption.

now the hope is Election CampaignIn which we talk about everything except environmental issues, do not deter efforts towards a cleaner future.

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