Germany signs agreement to start importing hydrogen from Canada by 2025

25 Aug 2022

Canada and Germany have signed a “hydrogen alliance” agreement, aimed at exporting Canadian hydrogen to Germany starting in 2025, as the country is currently looking for ways to reduce its reliance on Russian gas.

The agreement was signed in Stephenville, in the Newfoundland region of Canada, where a large plant intended to convert wind energy to hydrogen and export ammonia is expected to be built. However, the World Energy GH2 project, which would include 164 wind turbines along the nearby Port au Port Peninsula, has yet to undergo provincial environmental approval. Under the agreement, Canada is expected to export its wind-generated hydrogen to Germany, but the volumes of hydrogen or further schedules have not yet been revealed.

Simultaneously, German energy companies Eon and Uniper have also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canada's Everwind on the sidelines of the German Canadian talks with the aim of importing hydrogen and ammonia on a large scale from 2025. Under the MoU, EverWind and Uniper intend to negotiate a binding offtake agreement for 500,000 t/year of green ammonia.

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