Luxembourg, today (27th September), has presented its hydrogen strategy to prepare the country for the challenge of decarbonising through the implementation of a range of measures.
The Minister of Energy, Claude Turmes, who has presented the ‘Luxembourg Hydrogen Strategy’, said that hydrogen is a promising decarbonising alternative in sectors that are difficult to decarbonise through direct electrification, such as heavy industry.
Luxembourg’s priority is energy efficiency and direct electrification. The total energy demand should be reduced through energy efficiency measures, while green electricity will also be used to decarbonise all processes that can be electrified directly.
Luxembourg has an annual consumption of fossil hydrogen of about 450 tonnes. The immediate objective is to substitute fossil hydrogen with renewable hydrogen to cut GHG emissions of over 5k tonnes/year. The next step would be to gradually decarbonise other processes that are difficult to decarbonise through electrification. The Hydrogen strategy is part of the country ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
The strategy proposes teh following seven key measures to promote the production, import, and use of renewable hydrogen to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thus ensuring the implementation of this strategy.
- Contribute to the definition of the legal, regulatory and regulatory framework at the EU level
- Cooperate with the EU member states and third countries
- Identify opportunities in Luxembourg research and innovation
- Getting to the concrete flagship projects to be studied and carried out
- Prioritising actions towards targeted decarbonisation by renewable hydrogen
- Develop instruments for a renewable hydrogen market
- Implement and continuously improve Taskforce H2 Luxembourg