India and Germany sign Joint Declaration of Intent on Green Hydrogen Task Force

On 2 May 2022, R.K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, and Robert Habeck, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, signed a joint declaration of intent on an Indo-German Task Force on Green Hydrogen.

The task force will be supported by the Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF-SO) in New Delhi and Berlin. It will promote the creation of a close network between government, industry and research institutes of both countries. Further, it will develop a roadmap with specific joint measures to support the market ramp-up of green hydrogen. The promotion of public and private investments in the production, transport and consumption of green hydrogen and its derivatives such as green ammonia/green methanol will be one cornerstone of cooperation. The task force will also facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience in the areas of regulation, standards and safety procedures, and sustainability criteria for green hydrogen.

India and Germany share the goal of decarbonising their economies. Both countries have committed to developing a national green hydrogen economy to facilitate the achievement of the Paris Agreement targets. Given India's large renewable energy potential, it is in a position to produce low-cost green hydrogen to gradually decarbonise its economy, and also export it to meet global demand. The signing of the joint declaration underlines the will of both countries to cooperate closely in the areas of production, processing, application and transport of green hydrogen.


Official Press Release (India) here.

Official Press Release (Germany) here

Minister R.K Singh signing the Joint Declaration of Intent on Indo-German Task Force on Green Hydrogen

Minister Habeck signing the Joint Declaration of Intent on Indo-German Task Force on Green Hydrogen