Netherlands-headed "green and clean" hydrogen company Tree Energy Solutions B.V. (TES) and Germany-headed energy utility major E.ON have agreed on a strategic partnership to import green hydrogen at scale into Germany.
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In addition to green electrification, green gases like hydrogen are seen as an irreplaceable part of a successful energy transition. They are needed to replace fossil fuels in the energy landscape of the future and to meet the Paris climate targets.
The ramp-up of a functioning hydrogen economy must have top priority in Germany and Europe, said Patrick Lammers, COO at E.ON.
E.ON says that it is “ready to support the development of a hydrogen economy in Germany and Europe competently and actively. We will significantly expand our commitment and plan to engage in electrolyzers, grid infrastructure, and renewable energies to produce green hydrogen close to our customers as well as engage in investments along the entire hydrogen value chain.”
Partner with TES
To emphasize the relevance of the topic, a new E.ON Hydrogen unit was established at the end of 2021.
E.ON and Tree Energy Solutions (TES) want to drive the ramp-up of the future hydrogen economy jointly and agreed on a strategic partnership to import green hydrogen at scale into Germany.
The partnership with TES is an important step on the way to a sustainable energy landscape while ensuring the security of supply. It moves us a step closer to net-zero; without the use of green gases such as hydrogen, it will be impossible to completely avoid CO2 emissions, said Patrick Lammers.
Within the framework of the partnership, the companies will investigate potential joint engagements along the entire hydrogen value chain to build a source for secure, long-term green hydrogen supply.
We are excited to partner with E.ON to reach net-zero in the German market and support E.ON in its decarbonization strategy. This is an exciting long-term partnership that will allow us to combine relevant experience to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy chain, said Paul van Poecke, Founder and Managing Director at TES.
TES developing Port of Wilhelmshaven
TES is developing a green energy hub in the German Port of Wilhelmshaven. The energy hub will feature a receiving terminal, storage facilities, and a clean, zero-emissions oxy-fuel combustion power plant.
In addition, TES is developing the production of green hydrogen in solar belt countries and investing in the supply chain and relevant infrastructure.
TES will efficiently transport green hydrogen produced from solar electricity, in the form of fossil-free green gas (CH4) to Europe where it is investing in infrastructure to recycle the carbon dioxide (CO2).
Our ambition is to build the Wilhelmshaven location into a hub for international hydrogen trading and upgrade the infrastructure accordingly. Through this hub, TES will supply a mix of green and clean energy to economically lead Europe to reach its net-zero ambitions, ended Paul van Poecke.