Flagship projects

How the hydrogen flagship projects are supporting Germany’s entry into the hydrogen economy

The three hydrogen flagship projects represent an important contribution by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to establishing the National Hydrogen Strategy. Taken as a whole, they form the BMBF’s largest funding initiative in the field of the energy transition. They provide a crucial stimulus for Germany’s entry into the hydrogen economy.

The picture shows a landscape on which elements of all three lead projects are integrated.
Graphic: Project Management Jülich on behalf of the BMBF

Technologies for the production, transport, and use of green hydrogen harbour major potential for the German economy. Moreover, they offer opportunities to make the sectors causing the most damage on the climate (industry, transport, and heating supply) more environmentally friendly.

The hydrogen flagship projects resulted from an ideas competition that invited science, industry, and civil society to submit ideas for large-scale hydrogen projects.

The hydrogen flagship projects will comprehensively develop hydrogen technologies in three central areas over a period of four years:

  • The H2Giga project focuses on the series production and scale-up of water electrolysers.
  • The H2Mare project researches possibilities for producing hydrogen and its secondary products offshore using wind turbines.
  • The TransHyDE project develops, evaluates, and demonstrates hydrogen transport technologies.



The picture shows the industrial production of electrolysers.
Graphic: PtJ on behalf of the BMBF

How the H2Giga flagship project aims to mass produce electrolysers for the production of hydrogen

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The graphic shows a wind turbine in the sea that produces hydrogen via electrolysis. A PtX container next to it also produces PtX products.
Graphic: PtJ on behalf of the BMBF

How partners in the H2Mare flagship project intend to produce hydrogen on the high seas

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The diagram shows different types of hydrogen transport: via container, liquid, bound to LOHC and via gas pipeline.
Graphic: PtJ on behalf of the BMBF

How the TransHyDE flagship project aims to develop a hydrogen transport infrastructure

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