Heraeus Precious Metals, Infraserv, Mainova Messer Group, Opel Automobile, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund and Viessmann Deutschland, are also part of the group that wants to accelerate the roll-out of hydrogen technologies in order for Hesse to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

Since its formation in March (2021), the group has already received positive feedback and support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Transport and Housing – and since, further headways have been made.

Focusing on the transportation sector, a number of 3.5-tonne hydrogen-powered delivery trucks are expected to be on the state’s roads by next year (2022) and work is already underway to see how green hydrogen for mobility can be affectively produced.

On this, Tim Evison, Senior Vice-President of Messer, said, “Not only the transport sector, but also Hesse’s industry now has an explicit obligation to make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of our state by 2030.

“Among other things we will succeed in this challenge if we apply renewable hydrogen in our respective operation processes and use it as a clean, affordable and practical fuel.

“To achieve this, we are using our gas experience and Messer’s application technology expertise – together with the partners of the hydrogen initiative – in an energetic, targets and, above all, technology-neutral way.”

US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power

What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?

North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.

What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.