Water electrolysis is a key enabler in meeting Germany’s climate mitigation goals. Technology and manufacturing are ready for gigawatt scale, but the regulatory framework – especially electricity pricing – is a hindrance to large scale deployment.
These key findings come from the study “Industrialisation of water electrolysis in Germany”, by E4tech with Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer IPA. It was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and coordinated by NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.
The study analysed the state and development potential of water electrolysis technologies, the industry landscape, manufacturing processes and the future demand for electrolysis in Germany. It identified key barriers to market development and outlines a roadmap for the industrialisation of the sector.
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