The topic of discussion was criteria for hydrogen imports and the related question of how to deal with possible tensions between expected demand for climate-neutral imports and (sustainability) criteria to be applied.
A discussion paper was made available to the participants in advance of the workshop. We then incorporated insights from the workshop participants into the discussion paper in an iterative process. The results of the final discussion paper will be incorporated into our central product, the H2-Compass. This will form the basis for a hydrogen roadmap for the German government.
The workshop was part of the H2-Compass stakeholder dialogue
We organised a total of four workshops, with the first one on import criteria held in April 2022. The second workshop in June 2022 focused on political levers and measures suitable for supporting business models based on domestic hydrogen production. The third workshop, also held in June 2022, was dedicated to the prioritisation of hydrogen applications. The fourth workshop on perception and expectation management in September 2022 concluded the series.
With our workshop series, we continued the stakeholder dialogue initiated in the fall of 2021 with oursurvey 'Goals and Paths to the Hydrogen Economy 2030/2050'. Around 600 experts from academia, business, civil society and public administration took part in the survey. In October 2022, we organised a major stakeholder conference in order to further reflect on the workshop results.