Netherlands, Germany Launch Joint Green Hydrogen Initiative

October 2022

Two Northern European neighbors are coming together to accelerate the scale-up of the new hydrogen economy. A call for proposals entitled “Electrochemical Materials and Processes for Green Hydrogen and Green Chemistry” is targeting Dutch-German cooperative projects.

Applications can be made until February 7, 2023, with EUR five million in support available per project. The government agencies behind the initiative – the Dutch Research Council (NOW) and the German Ministries for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and Education and Research (BMBF) – anticipate funding five to 15 projects.

“Germany has set itself the goal of becoming a world-leading in technologies for producing, storing, deploying and transporting hydrogen,” said German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck. “On the other hand, Germany needs partners like the Netherlands that import green hydrogen and its derivatives from parts of the world with large amounts of it on offer. Combining national strengths creates synergies and allow us to make measurable progress establishing global supply chains for green hydrogen.”

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