Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, through its Energy Transition Fund, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uniper to strengthen collaboration on bringing green hydrogen from CIP’s HØST PtX Esbjerg project to Germany.

The partnership is expected to drive collaboration on the production, transport, and marketing of green hydrogen from the project, located on the Danish west coast, to Germany.

It is expected that HØST will by 2028 be connected to the German hydrogen backbone via a new pipeline from Denmark to Germany to be developed by the Danish transmission system operator Energinet in co-operation with Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services.

In partnership, CIP and Uniper undertake to deliver up to 140 000 tons of green hydrogen annually to customers in Germany. Uniper intends to take green hydrogen from HØST into its green gas portfolio and supply the industry’s needs with varying flexibility profiles and with different contract lengths.

Holger Kreetz, COO of Uniper, said: “We see great potential in this collaboration. HØST fits our strategic target of achieving at least 1 GW installed electrolyser capacity by 2030 and our other electrolyser developments in Germany such as Green Wilhelmshaven. Uniper’s diversified hydrogen portfolio consists of various supply sources to guarantee competitive and secure supplies in line with customer needs.”