The Australian-German focused Green Hydrogen Taskforce has released its white paper and 10 point action plan, outlining industry and government recommendations to meet ambitious targets of importing large amounts of green hydrogen from Australia to Germany. Created earlier this year (2022), the Green Hydrogen Taskforce is a collaborative effort between Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), and leading German energy, industrial, and technology companies including, Cobestro, E.ON, Linde, Luthardt, SAP, Schaeffler, thyssenkrupp Nucera, and thyssenkrupp Uhde.

Its White Paper and 10 Point Action Plan found that industrial demand centres in Germany and the EU are ready to offtake five million tonnes of green hydrogen per year at present, with an addressable market of up to 27 million tonnes annually in the long term. In May (2022), the European Commission unveiled its REPowerEU plan which had ambitions of producing 10 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen annually, while importing a further 10 million tonnes.

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