On October 8, the first meeting of the Working Group “New Green Energy Technologies” was held with the focus topic green hydrogen as part of the Korean-German Energy Partnership.
The meeting was opened by the chairs of the Working Group Mr. Hoon Park, Director of the Energy Technology Division at MOTIE, and Dr. Nicole Glanemann, Deputy Head of the Division Bilateral Energy Cooperation at BMWi.
The first topic of the Working Group Meeting was the national hydrogen policy in both countries. In this context, both sides emphasized the similarity between Germany and Korea, as both countries increasingly focus on green hydrogen to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, but have limited local production capacities. The second focus of the meeting was an exchange on the status and plans of the production, transport and application of green hydrogen in both countries. In addition, both sides exchanged views on possible cooperation projects related to the production of green hydrogen and other potential topic fields for future collaboration regarding hydrogen. Both sides expressed their interest in further cooperation.
The meeting took place as a video conference. From the Korean side, representatives of KETEP (Korean Institute for Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning), KIER (Korea Institute of Energy Research) and the Korean Hydrogen Association H2Korea participated. From the German side representatives of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, the National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, the German Embassy in Seoul, the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and adelphi attended the meeting.