A Saxony state delegation made up of Martin Dulig, the Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Economic Affairs for Labour and Transport, and Gerhard Liebscher, Member of the Saxon Parliament, toured Intelligent Energy’s facilities at Holywell Park, UK, and saw first-hand how a hydrogen fuel cell is produced.

It is hoped that this could build into a positive and close relationship with potential to introduce hydrogen fuel cell technologies into the Saxon industry.

Intelligent Energy stated that Dulig presented the government’s Hydrogen Strategy which was adopted earlier this year highlighting the importance of hydrogen to Saxony’s economy, adding that it makes Europe’s energy supply independent and carbon neutral.

David Woolhouse, CEO of Intelligent Energy, said, “We were honoured to welcome Martin Dulig, Gerhard Liebscher and their colleagues to Loughborough. They have shown great interest in fuel cell technology and recognise the importance of the role companies like ours will play if we are to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

“Saxony is becoming a significant player in the hydrogen space, and they see fuel cell technology as a way of making Saxony one of the pre-eminent centres of the nascent Hydrogen Economy.

“We are seriously considering taking our relationship to the next level and see whether we can work even more closely together as we look to scale up our manufacturing capabilities later this year.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.