NUREMBERG / BRUSSELS: The Hydrogen Center Bavaria (H2.B) joined the Hydrogen Europe association on January 1, 2023, where it represents Bavarian interests as an “EU Region”. With currently more than 400 members, including over 25 EU regions and more than 30 national associations, the European association represents the interests of the hydrogen industry and its stakeholders and promotes hydrogen as a pathfinder for an emission-free society. Members cover the entire value chain of the European hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem. Hydrogen Europe’s goal is to advance global carbon neutrality by accelerating the European hydrogen industry.
MUNICH / AUGSBURG: A 22-member Norwegian delegation from politics and industry traveled to Bavaria on January 24 and 25 to engage in exchange with key hydrogen stakeholders from Bavaria. During the hydrogen delegation trip, political round tables, B2B networking between Norwegian and Bavarian companies, company visits and a Bavarian evening for bilateral exchange and networking took place. Participants of the political round table included Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Hubert Aiwanger and Melanie Huml, Minister for Europe and International Relations. State Secretary Amund Vik (Ministry of Petroleum and Energy) attended from the Norwegian side. The dialogue between the nearly 50 representatives from politics and industry focused on current obstacles to the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy in Europe as well as starting points for cooperation between Norway and Bavaria.
With innovation, networking and expertise at the highest level into a decarbonized future - for this, the Hydrogen Summit from June, 22-23 offers a top-class program with around 50 national and international speakers from business, science and politics. Speakers include Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek, Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, Katherina Reiche, Chairwoman of the National Hydrogen Council and CEO of Westenergie AG, Sven Ennerst, Daimler Truck AG and Jonatan Julien, Energy Minister of the Canadian province of Quebec.
On July 30th , the Innovation Representative "Green Hydrogen" of the BMBF, Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, visited the Hydrogen Center Bavaria (H2.B) and the Energy Campus Nuremberg. The government's "Mister Hydrogen", who was appointed in June, is visiting numerous hydrogen players in Germany in the upcoming weeks to inform himself about their activities and technological developments. One of the first stops shortly after his inauguration as Innovation Representative was the Hydrogen Center Bavaria.