In order to import green hydrogen at scale into Germany, E.ON and Tree Energy Solutions (TES) have agreed on a partnership. Hydrogen Industry Leaders look at how this partnership will work and how green hydrogen will be used to help reach net-zero.
Both companies will investigate potential joint engagements along with the entire hydrogen value chain to build a source for secure, long-term green hydrogen supply.
E.ON will support the development of a hydrogen economy in Germany and Europe, significantly expanding plans to engage in electrolysers, grid infrastructure, and renewable energies to produce green hydrogen.
Meanwhile, TES is developing a green energy hub in the German port of Wilhelmshaven, which will feature a receiving terminal, storage facilities, and a zero-emissions oxy-fuel combustion power plant.
In addition to this, TES is developing the production of green hydrogen in solar belt countries and investing in the supply chain and relevant infrastructure. Efficiently green hydrogen produced from solar electricity will be transported in the form of fossil-free green gas to Europe, with planning in place to invest in infrastructure to transport the CO2.
Patrick Lammers, COO at E.ON said: “The ramp-up of a functioning hydrogen economy must have top priority in Germany and Europe. The partnership with TES is an important step on the way to a sustainable energy landscape while ensuring security of supply. It moves us a step closer to net-zero; without the use of green gases such as hydrogen, it will be impossible to completely avoid CO2 emissions.”
Paul van Poecke, Founder and Managing Director at TES, said: “This is an exciting long-term partnership that will allow us to combine relevant experience to accelerate the decarbonisation of the energy chain,”
Our ambition is to build the Wilhelmshaven location into a hub for international hydrogen trading and upgrade the infrastructure accordingly. Through this hub TES will supply a mix of green and clean energy to economically lead Europe to reach it net-zero ambitions. We are excited to partner with E.ON to reach net-zero in the German market and support E.ON in its decarbonisation strategy.”
E.ON and TES’ partnership will help Germany reach the net-zero goal, as the focus is on eventually having a sustainable energy landscape through the use of green hydrogen.