Germany – North Rhine-Westphalia

Country: Germany

State/Province: North Rhine-Westphalia

Document type: Regional Roadmap

Title: Hydrogen Roadmap: North Rhine-Westphalia (English version)
Wasserstoff-Roadmap für Nordrhein-Westfalen vorgestellt (German version, English translation enabled).

Released: November 2020

Summary Points:

  • Two key requirements for the establishment of a hydrogen industry are outlined:
    • Development of international partnerships to help meet the planned growth in demand for hydrogen in the State
    • Quick and cost-effective establishment of hydrogen (transport network) infrastructure
  • The Roadmap includes specific targets for 2025 and 2030 grouped into three sectors – Industry, Mobility and Energy & Infrastructure
  • By way of example, mobility targets include:

2025 Targets

    • More than 400 fuel cell trucks
    • At least 20 truck hydrogen filling stations and 60 passenger car hydrogen filling stations
    • 500 hydrogen buses for public transport
    • The first hydrogen-powered barges to be on the way

2030 Targets

    • 11,000 fuel cell trucks over 20 tonnes
    • 200 hydrogen filling stations for trucks and cars
    • 1,000 fuel cell waste collectors
    • 3,800 fuel cell buses for public transport