With the hydrogen roadmap presented here, North Rhine-Westphalia shows that achieving the Paris climate action targets and strengthening the economic and industrial location can go hand in hand. A quarter of the current CO2 emissions in North Rhine-Westphalia can be saved by hydrogen alone.
Numerous studies show that hydrogen plays a key part in an economically cost-efficient and climate-neutral energy system. Depending on the scenario, the bandwidths range from 250 to 800 terawatt hours (TWh) of hydrogen demand per year in Germany. Hydrogen is essential for many processes in energy-intensive industry. Hydrogen is also expected to be needed in the mobility sector, for example in buses or trucks, and in the energy sector, for example in gas turbines. Large quantities of hydrogen are primarily required for our energy-intensive industry.