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The key to the success of the energy transition

A key to the success of the energy transition

We are convinced that green hydrogen will be an important factor for the success of the energy transition, alongside the further expansion of renewable energies. Hydrogen opens up the opportunity to decarbonise those areas that cannot be electrified. This applies above all to industry. Hydrogen will replace fossil fuels in many industrial processes or will also be used in transport where batteries are of no help.

That is why we are already actively involved in building a hydrogen economy - in Germany, but also beyond.

RWE is committed to green hydrogen

There is still much to be done before hydrogen can become a green energy source. In addition to the expansion of renewables and an extensive hydrogen infrastructure, this includes the construction of electrolysers on an industrial scale. We have to develop hydrogen generation and demand simultaneously to allow the market to grow.

RWE is currently the only German company involved in all stages of the green hydrogen value chain, ranging from electricity generation from renewables to hydrogen generation and storage, through to distribution to industrial customers.

We hope to apply our wealth of expertise so that the EU and Germany can achieve their ambitious vision of a European hydrogen economy. The objective of the European hydrogen strategy is to provide a total of 40 gigawatts of electrolyser capacity to produce green hydrogen by 2030. As one of the largest generators of electricity from renewables, we are already pushing ahead with numerous hydrogen projects.

BDEW has illustrated the topic schematically:




BASF and RWE want to cooperate on new technologies for climate protection. The declaration of intent of both companies focuses on a CO2-neutral chemical industry and green hydrogen. Green electricity and innovative production technology could transform the Ludwigshafen chemical site into a lighthouse project for climate protection in chemical industry. From 2030, an additional offshore wind farm with a capacity of 2 gigawatt is to provide BASF green electricity for CO2-free production processes.

RWE is a member of national and european initiatives for promoting and developing hydrogen


Questions on this topic


We are happy to answer your questions about hydrogen and our hydrogen projects.