With more than 100 participants, the first HyLand specialist workshop on hydrogen production through electrolysis took place on Wednesday, 8th December 2021. Alongside the regions from the HyLand programme, numerous other regions that have not yet received HyLand funding but belong to the extended network, were also present.

Following an introduction to the HyLand programme by Tilman Wilhelm (Head of Division Communication, Knowledge Management and Municipal Networks at NOW), the participants received expert input on the agenda topics of technology overview, regulatory framework conditions as well as operator and business models for electrolysis. Furthermore, eight electrolyser manufacturers presented their product portfolios.

Among the highlights was the presentation of the hydrogen activities taking place at the waste-to-energy plant of AWG Wuppertal, which include electrolysis, a filling station and vehicle operation. Examples from practical experience were also presented from the Emscher-Lippe region. The h2herten user centre shared insights that it has gained through its many years of experience in structural change with hydrogen through business and research activities, and the coordinator of the HyExperts project H2EL, Dr. Uta Willim, also contributed with her views and experiences, from which the HyLand regions were able to take away many tips for their own regional work.  The HyLand workshop is part of the HyStarter II project, which is being carried out by the consortium EE Energy Engineers, Spilett New Technologis and Nuts One on behalf of the BMVI and Project Managment Jülich (PtJ), in close coordination with NOW.

The event was moderated by Dr. Thomas Kattenstein from EE Energy Engineers, who has been active in networking in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells for almost 20 years.

The presentations from the specialist workshop can be downloaded via the following link: