BBH advises the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs on getting the hydrogen market up and running

The law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH) assists the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs in the area of hydrogen. In the context of a major research project, BBH together with Guidehouse Germany, Prognos, Fraunhofer ISI, Fraunhofer IEG, Consentec and Öko-Institut is investigating the further development of instruments to promote the emerging hydrogen market.

According to the coalition agreement, the new legislative period will be centred on hydrogen: Among others, green lead markets are to be created, an electrolysis capacity of 10 GW is to be established by 2030, and funding programmes are to be set up to support the emerging hydrogen market. For the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, BBH and six other consortium partners are investigating how the individual instruments can best complement each other and what further measures are necessary to coordinate generation, infrastructure, certification and consumption. The project is to take 36 months.

“The objective is clear: We need a functioning hydrogen market in Germany and an international network. However, in order to achieve this objective, some fundamental issues are yet to be resolved. We are delighted to contribute our expertise in this matter,” says BBH partner Dr. Martin Altrock, who is in charge of the project at BBH.

Becker Büttner Held is a leading provider of advisory services for energy and infrastructure companies and their customers. Energy and supply companies, particularly public utilities, municipalities and local authorities, industrial companies and international groups are among its core clients. BBH advises these and many other companies and organisations in all legal matters and also assists them with business and strategic advice.

Prof. Dr. Ines Zenke                                                  
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