Denmark and Germany signed an agreement on Friday to build a hydrogen pipeline from western Denmark to the northwestern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

German Minister of Economy and Climate Protection Robert Habeck and Danish Climate Minister Lars Agaard signed the agreement in Copenhagen with the aim of building the pipeline by 2028.

Agard said that Denmark has great potential in the field of hydrogen production.

While Germany intends to produce green hydrogen itself, Habeck said large quantities would have to be imported to allow the industry to shift from using fossil fuels to hydrogen.

Habeck also reached an agreement with Norway on building the infrastructure needed for Germany’s large-scale hydrogen import by 2030.

Habeck stated that the two agreements represent an important step in linking energy systems between countries.

He pointed out that the German industry requires a large supply of energy and referred to cooperation in building wind turbines at sea.

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