One of the challenges of the hydrogen ramp-up in Germany is to get its large-scale production and use up and running at the same time. In the ramp-up phase, with the foreseeable scarcity of climate-friendly hydrogen, there are uncertainties as to whether, when and to what extent hydrogen should be used in certain areas - and what this implies for political action.
Against this background, we organised a half-day virtual workshop during which 10 to 15 experts discussed which criteria could be applied for the prioritisation of hydrogen use in a first phase of the market ramp-up. How would a prioritisation fit within the framework of political decisions? In the workshop, we gave thought to a scenario of targeted hydrogen demand-side support for the market ramp-up.
The workshop as 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 our survey '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.