Germany’s Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has announced the four winning locations for its multi-million-euro Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Center: Chemnitz, Duisburg, Pfeffenhausen and a northern German consortium of Hamburg, Bremen/Bremerhaven and Stade. They will split almost EUR 300 million in funding until the end of 2024.
The locations are spread across the entirety of Germany, north and south, east and west.
“These locations reflect the various needs of industry and have different specialties,” said Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer in a statement. “That’s important for us because every location has its strength, and in so doing we keep all types of transport in Germany – rail, ship, automotive and air – in focus…With today’s decision we are taking a further step toward making Germany a ‘hydrogen country.’”
Germany has set itself the goal of becoming the world’s leading hydrogen energy nation, and various government ministries are putting billions into the project.