The joint feasibility study on a hydrogen value chain between Norway and Germany has now been published. The study shows that, given a number of assumptions, it is technically feasible to establish a value chain for transporting large quantities of hydrogen from Norway to Germany.
–We have reached a milestone. The report which is published today shows that establishing a hydrogen value chain between Norway and Germany is technically feasible, given that the right assumptions are in place. I want to thank Gassco and DENA for leading the study in an excellent manner, and look forward to following this work further, says Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland.
The industry-led feasibility study was commissioned by the German and Norwegian governments last year, and has been undertaken by Gassco and the German energy Agency DENA on behalf of the industry.
The objective of the study was to assess the viability of a German-Norwegian hydrogen value chain, from potential hydrogen producers in Norway to consumers in Germany, with a planned start up in 2030. Conditions necessary to realize the value chain include market maturation and willingness to pay on the user side, regulatory framework and technology qualification.
The results of the feasibility study on hydrogen will be discussed and followed up in the joint Task Force which was recently set up between German and Norwegian authorities.
You can find the report here.