The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has signed a partnership agreement with thyssenkrupp. The aim of the agreement is to advance the green transformation in the interest of global development and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Under the agreement, both parties will collaborate and share knowledge in the field of mass production, supply and transport of green hydrogen and other green energy carriers. This knowledge sharing will happen along the entire hydrogen value chain in terms of demand, supply and infrastructure. The agreement was signed during a virtual ceremony by Francesco La Camera, Director General of IRENA, and Martina Merz, CEO thyssenkrupp.
"Green hydrogen is a central pillar for decarbonizing the economy, meeting climate targets and securing energy supplies. Today's agreement between IRENA and thyssenkrupp will decisively advance knowledge sharing and enable technical solutions that accelerate the production, supply and use of green hydrogen," said Francesco La Camera, Director General of IRENA.
"thyssenkrupp is committed to making a significant and fast-acting contribution to global decarbonization. Therefore, we are very pleased to start working with IRENA to accelerate the green transformation worldwide. Such partnerships are essential to make the green transformation a success. It is the greatest challenge of our time - more of a disruption than just a transformation. And this task can only be accomplished within the framework of a global alliance," adds Martina Merz, CEO thyssenkrupp.
The collaboration includes the identification of applications for green hydrogen based on different industries, the identification of potential hydrogen demand on a national level, and the development of the business case for green hydrogen as a major contribution to comprehensive decarbonization. The focus will be on further advancing green solutions. In addition, both sides will engage with many stakeholders within the Collaborative Framework on Green Hydrogen, the Coalition for Action and IRENA's Alliance for Industry Decarbonization.