Hydrogen a key element in energy transition, says German minister

Hydrogen will become a key element in the energy transition process, says the Economics Minister for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Prof. Andreas Pinkwart made the comment whilst visiting hydrogen storage equipment manufacturer NPROXX, as part of his round trip through the Rhineland area, and seeing first-hand the latest developments in the technology.

NPROXX Managing Director Reinhard Hinterreither demonstrated the company’s work with, explaining how NPROXX specialises in the development and manufacture of innovative carbon fibre pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen.

Commenting on the importance of hydrogen in renewable energy markets, Pinkwart said, “Hydrogen, which is produced from renewable electricity is suitable as a climate-friendly, import-independent and universal energy source for all sectors, including industrial applications, and as a storage medium. It will therefore become a key element in the energy transition process.”

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