Berlin (dpa) - German Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger wants Germany to obtain supplies of so-called green hydrogen from Australia by 2030.
"My goal is that the first delivery will actually arrive in Germany by 2030 at the latest," she said on Friday at a joint press conference with Australian Energy Minister Chris Bowen in Berlin.
Germany and Australia are together promoting projects to build a supply chain for green hydrogen.
Germany would have to continue to import energy, Stark-Watzinger said, and Australia is an ideal partner.
"Sun and wind in abundance are ideal conditions for hydrogen production based on renewable energies," she said.
Stark-Watzinger also referred to Australia's political stability.
Green hydrogen is produced with the help of wind or solar energy, and the German government regards it as one of the main energy sources of the future.