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Germany, Australia inks hydrogen agreement to boost lower-emissions tech

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Germany and Australia have announced that they have signed a bilateral alliance on hydrogen production and trade to attempt to enable a renewable energy-based hydrogen supply chain between the two countries.

Economy Minister Peter Altmaier and Education and Research Minister Anja Karliczek signed a letter of intent to set up a "Germany Australia Hydrogen Accord" with Australian Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor, the German Economy Ministry said in a declaration.

It said the cooperation was about facilitating "the import of sustainably produced hydrogen in relevant volumes, which is an important factor to reach our tighter climate targets."

In a declaration, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said international collaboration was key to getting new energy technologies like hydrogen to commercial parity.

"Our ambition is to produce the cheapest clean hydrogen in the world, which will transform transport, mining, resources, and manufacturing at home and overseas," Morrison said. 

Author : Debi Dash
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