BAM and DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH have agreed on future cooperation in the field of hydrogen technologies. Green hydrogen, i.e. hydrogen produced in a climate-neutral way, is a key element in the future energy strategies of Germany and the European Union and is soon to be used on a large scale.
The agreement focuses on the safety of components and systems used in the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen. In particular, the compatibility of materials and components for long-term and safe operation will be comprehensively investigated.
BAM, whose guiding principle is safety in technology and chemistry, looks back on a long tradition in hydrogen technology research. DBI is a subsidiary of the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water and has a great deal of experience in the field of power-to-gas. The process allows surplus energy from wind and solar power plants to be temporarily stored in the form of hydrogen and used later.
"With this agreement, which is based on many years of cooperation, we are strengthening our expertise in the safety of hydrogen technologies", explains BAM President Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne. "Green hydrogen has great potential for Germany and the EU to achieve their climate policy goals. It is crucial for the acceptance of the new technology that there is confidence in its safety".