The duo intend to find joint opportunities to couple industrial and mobility demand with hydrogen supply, production and storage.
The groups want to promote joint projects in Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries and hope for synergies, especially when it comes to infrastructure.
The transport of hydrogen from the ports of Rotterdam and Wilhelmshaven to North Rhine-Westphalia is to be the focus of the announced cooperation.
Axel Wietfeld, CEO of Uniper Hydrogen, said:
- Our mission is to connect Uniper’s large scale hydrogen projects - e.g. in the Netherlands and in Northern Germany - with industrial customers to enable a decarbonisation of our economy
- By way of hydrogen Uniper provides a CO2-free solution of how to transport the abundant renewable electricity from coastal regions and from offshore wind farms to the inland
Paul Bogers, VP Shell Hydrogen, said:
- We’re excited to be working with Uniper to explore the opportunities to help deliver the required infrastructure to make a hydrogen economy a reality
- Collaborations like this one are necessary to accelerate the transition to hydrogen usage in both transport and industry and Shell is excited to be playing our part in driving this change