The role of government in hydrogen discussed at the Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe

The role of governments in the development of hydrogen was brought into focus at the Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany today (October 20), looking ahead as European nations strive to meet ambitious hydrogen targets.

Signifying a change in tide over recent years, the panellists in the session reflected on the volume of national hydrogen strategies having now in place.

Laura Droste, Expert for Hydrogen and Synthetic Energy Carriers at the Germany Energy Agency (DENA) told the delegation that three years ago, there were just three national hydrogen strategies, however, today 44 are in place.

Despite the clear appetite for hydrogen among governments, Droste noted that more needs to be done globally, saying, “It’s a good start to create a market for hydrogen, but we still have room for improvement.”

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