Duration: 06.2023 - 06.2026
The H2Global Knowledge Hub extends and supports the ongoing work of the H2Global Foundation by establishing a knowledge and dialogue platform for the market ramp-up of sustainable hydrogen and its derivatives. Various workshops will be held with stakeholders from business, science, politics, and society on topics such as market environment, supply, logistics and value chains, scaling, infrastructure, standardisation and certification, production, and trade-offs.
Duration: 05.2023 - 12.2025
The research project is dedicated to the question of how sustainable hydrogen partnerships between Africa and Europe can be established in cooperation. The project will look at integrated value chains, local value creation, export opportunities and the use of the H2Global instrument adapted to the needs of the partner countries.
Opportunities and Risks of the International Market Ramp-Up for Developing and Emerging Countries in Cooperation with the Private Sector
Duration: 09.2021 - 05.2023
The project aims to identify the determinants of an equal participation of developing and emerging countries in the international market ramp-up of green hydrogen and PtX products. It focuses on the legal, economic and technical analysis of the newly emerging supply and demand markets, the market position and investment conditions. Concrete recommendations for action for the promotion of cooperation with the private sector are also identified.
The H2Global mechanism was designed to allow the configuration and implementation of individually designed funding windows. Aligned with individual objectives of the funding body, specific parameters will be determined for each window (modular principle):
The modular approach of individual funding windows provides a range of advantages and makes H2Global a more flexible and dynamic mechanism compared to common subsidy schemes. It allows H2Global to focus on stimulating a targeted market ramp-up for specific technologies and products in line with the funders’ priorities. In so doing, H2Global is open to a broad spectrum of technologies and products and contributes to economic diversification. The modular approach allows scaling up the H2Global mechanism and the financial support, thereby extending the volume of clean hydrogen products placed on the market and multiplying the catalytic effect. As such, H2Global is perfectly positioned to place clean products on the market and initiate the green transformation towards a CO2-neutral future.
Funding source of the first H2Global window is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). In line with the objectives of the German government's economic stimulus program, H2Global will establish foreign trade partnerships with countries in which clean hydrogen can be produced efficiently due to their geographical location. In addition, clean technologies will be established in partner countries where the local energy transition will be supported, and a contribution will be made to meet the massive demand for clean products in Germany and Europe. The BMWK is providing funding of EUR 900 million for the first round of auctions for green derivatives. Further funding has been earmarked by the German and Dutch governments. Effects that are indirectly promoted by H2Global are, for example, the development of infrastructure, market models and supply chains that do not yet exist for explicitly green and other low-carbon products.