An opportunity for Europe: Day one of Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe 2022

Perhaps coming as a reflection of the growth being experienced across the hydrogen industry itself, the second Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany, having doubled in size welcomed over 5,000 visitors through its doors.

Aside from the event’s size, scale came as a key theme throughout the first day of proceedings, with calls for scaling up across production, storage, infrastructure, and even legislative framework to aid the hydrogen industry.

In an opening keynote speech, Christian Maaß, Head of Department for Heating, Hydrogen, and Efficiency, at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, told the delegation that now is the time for a cross-industry and governmental effort to develop the industry.

“Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, things are accelerating. As a collective family, we have to try and further accelerate this and have a hydrogen transformation of fossil fuel based systems,” said Maaß. “We need a lot of involvement from all stakeholders. It is particularly important to involve those in the economic and political area.”

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