The Federal Government has adopted a National Hydrogen Strategy for Germany. Hydrogen is identified as a key tool for decarbonizing key German sectors such as the steel and chemical industries and the transport sector. Furthermore, hydrogen technologies are recognized the potential to become a key field of business for German exporters.

​The strategy intends to expand the role of green hydrogen, obtained from renewable energy, through a plan to spend €9 billion earmarked for the project:

​In this context, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers has released the “Helmholtz Competence Atlas Hydrogen” where a selection of their activities in hydrogen research is presented.