Governments of Ireland and Germany sign Joint Declaration on Green Hydrogen

July 3rd 2023
Ministers discussing the announcement
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Dublin, 31 May 2023: Source Galileo welcomes the announcement by the Irish and German governments to cooperate on the production and use of green hydrogen, which is aligned with Source Galileo’s commitment to produce green hydrogen from offshore wind in Irish waters

The Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Mario Brandenburg and the Minster for the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) Eamonn Ryan TD, have signed a Declaration of Intent (DoI) to cooperate in relation to green hydrogen.

The DoI notes that the deployment of green hydrogen provides an important opportunity for green transformation, security of supply and deeper emissions reduction. The production, storage, transport and use of green hydrogen and its derivates will be considered as part of the cooperation

The cooperation will inter-alia aim to conceptualise a joint pilot project on production and transport of green hydrogen from Ireland to Germany, including infrastructure that would be needed such as ports, storage facilities, transport vessels and pipelines.

The negotiation of the DoI was assisted by the German-Irish Hydrogen Council, which was established in 2022 by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry & Commerce in response to requests from industry to develop closer relations between Ireland and Germany in the field of green hydrogen.

Source Galileo as a member of the German-Irish Hydrogen Council supports this initiative and the work of the German-Irish Hydrogen Council. Source Galileo is developing a portfolio of large-scale fixed and floating offshore wind farms in Ireland, the UK and Norway, including offshore wind farms for both electricity and green hydrogen production.

The declaration is aligned with Source Galileo’s vision of a future pan-European green hydrogen economy with green hydrogen production from large scale offshore wind farms in countries such as Ireland which can contribute to the achievement of mandatory national and EU decarbonisation and renewable energy targets.

Contact Details

Garrett Morrison
Chief Development Officer, Source Galileo
+44 (0) 7920 751516