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Final report of the Chemistry4Climate climate protection platform

With hydrogen to a climate-neutral chemical industry

The final report published yesterday brings to a close the Chemistry4Climate (C4C) project launched two years ago by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI).

Together with over 80 stakeholders from industry, politics and civil society, FNB Gas has been involved in the search for ways and solutions to make the chemical-pharmaceutical industry in Germany climate neutral. As a result, the experts formulated conclusions and recommendations on a total of six topics and 33 theses.

All participants in the initiative agree that hydrogen has a key role to play in the decarbonization of the chemical industry. “As a transmission system operator, we therefore see it as our responsibility to establish a Germany-wide hydrogen network in a timely manner so that all regions and sectors have access to climate-neutral hydrogen. This is another reason why we were very happy to support the C4C initiative,” says Barbara Fischer, Head of Policy, Communication and Strategy at FNB Gas.

“What’s missing now are three things: the accelerated expansion of renewables, the expansion of import capacity, and the right regulatory framework for the hydrogen grid, e.g., with regard to integrated grid planning and financing in the initial phase.”

The final report is available on the Chemistry4Climate homepage.

Video statement by Barbara Fischer, Head of Policy, Communication and Strategy at FNB Gas, on the occasion of the conclusion of the C4C project: