H2 hub Hamburg – Will the hanseatic city become a hydrogen metropolis?
The successful political talk series SPOTLIGHT Energiewende. Richtig. Machen – Fokus 2020: ‘Grüner Wasserstoff – Das Öl von Morgen‘ (SPOTLIGHT Energy Transition. Do It. Right. Focus 2020: ‘Green hydrogen – the oil of tomorrow’) will continue in Hamburg in January. How is Hamburg preparing for the energy transition with its economic engine, the port? How can the city’s other industries benefit from this interfacing function? And what role can cooperation with refineries such as the one located in Heide, which refines hydrogen for industrial use, play?
One of the sources of energy with which this can be achieved and in which Hamburg has long shown interest, is hydrogen. As early as 30 years ago the “Gesellschaft zur Einführung des Wasserstoffs in die Energie-Wirtschaft” (“Society for the Introduction of Hydrogen into the Energy Economy”), today’s “Wasserstoff-Gesellschaft Hamburg e.V.” (“Hydrogen Society Hamburg”), was founded. Now, almost in time for its anniversary, the City of Hamburg and its four neighbouring states are launching the “Norddeutsche Wasserstoff-Strategie” (“North German Hydrogen Strategy”). The common goal: The establishment of a hydrogen economy by 2035.
Discussing this will be: Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economic Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg; Gabriele Schmiedel, Exec Vice-President Hydrogen Solutions Siemens AG; Michael Kruse, Chairman, FDP Parliamentary Group; Heinrich Klingenberg, Managing Director, hySOLUTIONS GmbH; Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe; Dr. Oliver Weinmann, Deputy Chairman, Wasserstoff-Gesellschaft Hamburg e.V. It will be moderated by Jürgen Pfeiffer.