Berlin is ready to give Moscow money for hydrogen production

On March 16, 2021, during the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue conference, held online, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that his country was not interested in political и economic crises. Therefore, Germany is ready to support major fossil fuel exporters such as Russia and Saudi Arabia to make timely adjustments to existing business models.

Maas noted that Germany is going to spend 2 billion euros in the coming years to stimulate the international hydrogen market. He clarified that the issue of switching from traditional energy sources to renewable ones is very acute, therefore Berlin is working on the creation of bureaus for hydrogen in Moscow and Riyadh.

We remind you that in mid-February from Berlin informedthat they are ready to give Moscow money to organize in the Russian Federation the production of "green" hydrogen, which would then be supplied via the Nord Stream-2 pipeline to Germany. The head of the Ministry of Economy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Peter Altamayer, then offered the Russian Federation serious cooperation in this direction.

By 2050, the EU wants to build a zero-carbon economy. At the same time, "green" hydrogen is considered as a substitute for natural gas. Germany is confident that Russia has a huge potential that can be mutually used to achieve this goal.
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  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 16 March 2021 17: 28
    Another "Greta Thunberg". You have to go to school, not to rallies. There is no free hydrogen on earth. And it can be obtained only with the use of other energy sources (electrolysis, thermochemical decomposition, etc.), and the efficiency of these processes is not at all 100%, and even less so 100500%. Another "green delirium" from the so-called. "Green".
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 March 2021 19: 08
    We remind you that in mid-February, Berlin was informed that they were ready to give Moscow money to organize in Russia the production of "green" hydrogen, which would then be supplied via the Nord Stream-2 pipeline to Germany.

    I'm embarrassed to ask, but who will give the Germans money to replace their own infrastructure? I mean that I recently heard on a useful channel the opinion of a person familiar with some of the details on this issue a little better than professional talkers. It turned out that banal gaskets in valves designed for natural gas allow hydrogen to pass through, they must be made of other materials, and surprisingly, they are tens of times more expensive. Pipes for transporting hydrogen must be made according to different technical requirements, because hydrogen reacts with steel and as a result it loses strength. Accordingly, the service life of the pipe is sharply reduced. It was useful to check, it seems that everything converges ... I also found an interesting detail ... as a result of the reaction ... methane is formed laughing

    The hydrogen used for hydrogenation also corrodes steels. When hydrogen diffuses into steel, changes in its structure occur, associated with the interaction of hydrogen with iron carbide, resulting in the formation of methane and the decarburization and softening of the steel.

    Are these "minor" details modestly silent? If so, why? Do not understand? Or is it noodles on American ears in the hope that they will definitely not think about it, and then it turns out that there is nowhere to go and ordinary gas will be driven through the pipe? But this rhetoric seems to be verbally supported from "our shore". Or are the SP-2 pipes designed to transport hydrogen? But this means that the loading of the pipe with hydrogen was originally planned. Or will it become clear later and thus prepare the ground for SP-3? So many questions and so few answers smile
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 17 March 2021 00: 51
      Quote: 123
      they must be made of other materials, and surprisingly they are ten times more expensive.

      Absolutely right. Hydrogen is very volatile; it even passes through metal.
  3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 16 March 2021 22: 19
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said

    The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the German education coordinated his statement with the Brussels commissioners and the Washington regional committee ?? repeat

    If not, all his statements are worthless.
    Imitation of activity, nothing more ..
  4. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 17 March 2021 00: 49
    Someone said something and already gave it. Let's still talk when they give it. Right now, Ukraine will start an offensive in the Donbass, and the Russian Federation will beat them for it. And goodbye to all kinds of money for the Russian Federation. In the RF Fixed assets (PF) are worn out by more than 50%. That is why pipes break and cisterns burst.
  5. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) 17 March 2021 11: 50
    Berlin is ready to give Moscow money for hydrogen production

    Suckers are looking for? Why don't they produce hydrogen?
    1. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
      Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 17 March 2021 16: 59
      And what for them on their territory, the second Indian Bhopal, if anything, God forbid ..