The New Zealand Government has established a green hydrogen research programme with Germany, providing our nation with insight into the alternative and low-emission fuel solution.
It’s cunningly called the New Zealand-Germany Green Hydrogen research programme and will give local research teams access to European facilities and expertise.
Green hydrogen fuels can offer a clean burning energy source that when consumed, only produces water. It poses an alternative fuel solution for electricity production and transport.
The programme will run over three years with our government investing $6 million in three projects and both governments receiving $2 million over three years.
“The partnership will provide research opportunities in both countries through close cooperation in the development of new green hydrogen technologies and processes,” says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall.
“Green hydrogen could be an important part of the clean energy mix needed to ensure a sustainable future.
“It could help us to reach our goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and to transition to a clean, green and carbon neutral economy by 2050.”