Structure

The NOW management is supported by the Supervisory Board and Advisory Board.

Supervisory Board

Birgitta Worringen, Chair of the Supervisory Board
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI);

Christina Wittek, Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board
Federal Ministry for Economic Affaires and Energy (BMWi);

Dr. Harald Kohl,
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB);

Heinrich Nöthe,
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI);

Dr. Christoph Rövekamp,
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


 

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board has the task of providing both content and technical consultation support to the management of the programme partners for the implementation of the “National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology” (NIP). In this context, its consultation support extends especially to:

  • The merging of individual strategies into an overall programme on the basis of the National Development Plan
  • Regular evaluation of the consistency and relevance of the overall programme, and
  • European and international aspects.

Furthermore, the tasks of the Advisory Board encompass following aspects:

  • The coordination of interests between partners and establishing consensus
  • The exchange of information between government, industry and science
  • Feedback to the various relevant sectors or Ministries

 
The board is comprised of representatives from the following 18 interest groups:

Chair:
Dr. Georg Menzen, Dr. Oliver Weinmann

Vice Chair:
Stefan Schmitt, Dr. Uwe Maier

Government:

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
Stefan Schmitt

Federal Ministry for Economic Affaires and Energy (BMWi)
Dr. Georg Menzen

Federal Ministry of Education und Research (BMBF)
Gesine Arends (Project Administrator Jülich on behalf of BMBF)

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
Malte Helbig

Representatives of the federal states
Martin Eggstein, Heinrich Klingenberg (without voting rights)

Science:

Helmholtz Association for Research & Development
Prof. Dr. Detlef Stolten, FZJ-Forschungszentrum Jülich

Research & Development Institutes/Universities
Prof. Alexander Michaelis, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS

Education
Prof. Jürgen Garche, FCBAT Ulm

Industry / Applications:

Mobility – passenger cars
Dr. Sabine Spell, Volkswagen AG

Mobility – commercial vehicles
Dr. Georg Frank, Daimler AG

Domestic energy supply
Andreas Ballhausen, Ceramic Fuel Cells

Industrial applications
Johannes Schiel, VDMA Power Systems

Specific applications
Prof. Werner Tillmetz, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW)

Fuel cell components manufacturing
Dr. Uwe Maier, ElringKlinger AG

Infrastructure:

Fuel industry
Reinald Hieronymus, TOTAL Deutschland GmbH

Hydrogen production
Dr. Oliver Weinmann, Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH

Hydrogen delivery
Markus Bachmeier, Linde AG

Network supply
Markus Seidel, EWE Energie AG