From 21 to 24 March 2019, experts from the energy sector will meet at the new trade fair for renewable energies and energy efficiency, the New Energy Expert, in Husum. Accompanying the trade fair, is the H2.0 conference "Green Hydrogen Economy in the Regions" (Grüne Wasserstoff-Wirtschaft in den Regionen) on 21 March.

The conference, which is under the patronage of the Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, will focus on the development status, opportunities and perspectives of hydrogen technology for municipalities and regional economies in Germany and internationally. The conversion of green electricity into hydrogen can make a decisive contribution to the success of the energy transition and thus the departure from fossil and nuclear fuels. Electrolysers create the basis for the integration of renewable energies into the power and heating market, as well as for mobility and industry. Schleswig-Holstein is a model region for the alternative use of renewable energy; regional companies are leaders in the research and innovative application of hydrogen. The conference will show how regions in Germany and internationally benefit from the new technology using various proven success models and best practice examples.

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is also currently focusing on a funding approach that specifically supports mobility with hydrogen in the regions. The integration of hydrogen as a source of energy is to be demonstrated in the selected areas. Any region in Germany can become a hydrogen region – regardless of previous experience. The multi-stage programme takes into account the specific needs, resources and potential on location. The funding is part of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP 2), which is coordinated by NOW GmbH.

More information on funding support for hydrogen regions can be found here.

Further information (in German) on the trade fair:

Further information (in German) on the H2.0 conference “Green Hydrogen Economy in the Regions” (“Grüne Wasserstoff-Wirtschaft in den Regionen”):