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Hydrogen Roadmap Brandenburg and Berlin

In the project "Hydrogen Roadmap for Brandenburg and the Capital Region", RLI supports the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Energy of the State of Brandenburg (MWAE) and the Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Business (SenWEB) in issuing a roadmap to initiate the development of a hydrogen economy for the state of Brandenburg and the capital region. Specifically, RLI is leading a consortium that is implementing the participation process for hydrogen stakeholders in Brandenburg and the capital region, and advising MWAE and SenWEB on deriving strategic measures and goals for the roadmap.

Sector coupling with hydrogen is a building block of the energy transition

Hydrogen can become an important building block of the energy system – not only in Berlin and Brandenburg. If it is produced from renewable energy, it is climate-friendly, storable, and transportable over long distances. It thus contributes to sector coupling – a key concept of the energy transition – and becomes the basis for climate-neutral mobility, industry and heat supply.

Brandenburg is a national leader in renewable energy generation per capita. The MWAE and SenWEB therefore want to use the roadmap to create the basis for targeted political support of the hydrogen economy in the region. For this purpose, the Key Points Paper of the East German Coal States Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Brandenburg for a Regional Hydrogen Economy of 2020 was created. The Roadmap ties in directly with these key points.

Stakeholder consultation for a political roadmap

The stakeholder process supported in this project will create authoritative content for the Roadmap, as companies, associations, municipalities, and other stakeholders will have a direct opportunity to report their need or production capacity for hydrogen and express potential interest in entering hydrogen technology or use.

It is expected that the demand and supply of hydrogen will increase significantly in the coming years. With the help of the Roadmap, the states of Brandenburg and Berlin want to be prepared for this as concretely as possible by obtaining as realistic an overview as possible of the demand for hydrogen as well as generation capacities. The next step will then be to bring the two into line and create targeted infrastructure.
The Roadmap for the future use of hydrogen in Brandenburg and the capital region is to be closely oriented to the needs of companies, associations, and municipalities. Companies that are active on the topic of hydrogen therefore have the opportunity to participate in a survey:

To the survey

RLI assumes the following tasks for the creation of the Hydrogen Roadmap for Brandenburg and the capital region:

  • Managing and coordinating the consortium consisting of RLI, DBI GUT, and Localiser
  • Online survey:
    • Preparation of the technical implementation of the online survey
    • Content conceptualization of the survey
    • Evaluation of the survey
    • Conducting a virtual workshop with participants of the survey
  • Developing concrete recommendations for action to policy makers based on the survey results
  • Multiplier function within the hydrogen community
DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH

Localiser RLI GmbH

Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Energie des Landes Brandenburg

In close cooperation with:

Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe


Oliver Arnhold

Head of Unit