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  • 20 Members of the H2 Advisory Board of the City of Essen
  • 212 New H2 buses planned for public transport in Essen
  • 250 Companies & institutions in the energy sector
1 The energy capital of Europe & H2 think tank No 1

IN THE HEART OF THE RUHR METROPOLIS – ONE OF THE LARGEST METROPOLITAN AREAS IN EUROPE. FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – A VIABLE HYDROGEN MARKET.

THE HYDROGEN AGE IN ESSEN HAS BEGUN

As the energy capital of Europe, Essen is an important anchor point of the energy and climate revolution. Essen as a business and energy location is home to top companies and research institutions that represent a complete hydrogen ecosystem.

Companies, start-ups and research are working hand in hand on the hydrogen future. What´s unique here is the high density of companies and the exemplary networking of the energy sector and other industries with universities, institutions and research facilities, combined with national and international cooperation, create excellent conditions for the hydrogen age.

Essen is the capital of the H2 makers: Public and private players in Essen are shaping innovative future projects and thus making a significant contribution to the development of a sustainable and viable H2 market.

IN ESSEN, THE FUTURE IS MADE WITH NEW ENERGY

HYEXPERT ESSEN

FEASIBILITY STUDY H2-ECOSYSTEM FOR EMISSION-FREE AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

The city of Essen was selected as one of 13 HyExperts regions to develop an integrated regional hydrogen concept with funding from the BMVI. The aim is to drive the development of green hydrogen infrastructure in Essen.

EWG coordinates the H2 strategy for all of Essen in order to bundle the competence of our top companies and institutions. We are the right point of contact for companies interested in hydrogen.

International exchange is also needed for a rapid H2 market ramp-up. Trade fairs such as E-world energy & water bring together hundreds of exhibitors from various countries to discuss and shape the future of energy. In addition, there are specific H2 congresses such as the Handelsblatt Hydrogen Summit and the new trade fairs “Green Steel World” and “Hydrogen Tech World”, which will celebrate their premieres in Essen next year. This makes Essen the industry meeting place for the European energy industry.

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Overall hydrogen ranking index
Index values and ranks of metropolitan regions. ©IW Consult

H2 CITY OF ESSEN – CENTER OF THE RUHR METROPOLIS

In a national comparison, no other metropolitan region is as strongly positioned in terms of H2 as the Ruhr region. The starting conditions for the market ramp-up of H2 technologies are particularly good in the Ruhr metropolitan area. This is confirmed by the results of the first nationwide “Hydrogen Ranking 2020”, published by the Institute of the German Economy Cologne (IW).

Essen, in the heart of the Ruhr Metropolis, plays the role of H2 think tank in the region.

WE ARE THE 50TH MEMBER OF THE H2 NETWORK RUHR

With 50 members, the h2 network ruhr bundles the region’s entrepreneurial, academic and public activities on hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Their main aim is to initiate joint projects. Therefore, the association promotes the internal networking of the Ruhr area through public relations, education, and lobbying work as well as through open trade events and trade fairs.

GERMAN NATIONAL HYDROGEN COUNCIL

Essen is represented by three Essen-based companies in the top expert committee of the German government’s National Hydrogen Council. Katherina Reiche from Westenergie, Dr. Jörg Bergmann from OGE and Dr. Arnd Köfler from thyssenkrupp are the participating members. In total the council consists of 25 high-ranking experts from business, science and civil society.

Katherina Reiche has assumed the chair of the German government’s Hydrogen Council.

H2 ADVISORY BOARD

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TOP COMPANIES AND RESEARCH JOINTLY DRIVE THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY FORWARD

On the initiative of Essen’s Lord Mayor, Thomas Kufen, the city regularly brings together top companies and research institutions in an H2 Advisory Board. The aim is to join forces at the highest level, jointly develop projects and actively implement them.

Members

  • Thomas Kufen (Lord Mayor of the city of Essen)
  • Dr. Jörg Bergmann (Open Grid Europe GmbH)
  • Dr. Dirk Bissel (Verallia Deutschland AG)
  • Andre Boschem (EWG – Essen Economic Development Agency)
  • Dr. Roman Dudenhausen (con|energy AG)
  • Michael Feller (Ruhrbahn GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Görner (Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V.)
  • Dr. Christian Kohlpaintner (Brenntag SE)
  • Oliver P. Kuhrt (MESSE ESSEN GmbH)
  • Denis Krude (thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG)
  • Katherina Reiche (Westenergie AG)
  • Dr. Peter Rosin (Rosin Büdenbender Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH)
  • Dr. Peter Schäfer (Stadtwerke Essen AG)
  • Dr. Ralf Schiele (STEAG GmbH)
  • Philipp Schlüter (TRIMET ALUMINIUM SE)
  • Dr. Sopna Sury (RWE AG)
  • Dr. Oliver Then (VGB PowerTech e. V.)
  • Dr. Maik Tiedemann (DMT Group GmbH & Co KG / NORD GROUP)
  • Bernd Tönjes (RAG-Stiftung)
  • Thomas Wessel (Evonik Industries AG)

WITH NEW ENERGY AND AN INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR MAkers

H2-Unit EWG

THE H2 UNIT OF EWG

With the foundation of the H2 Unit and the first H2 vision for Essen as a business location, EWG has given the starting signal for the hydrogen age in Essen. We would like to offer interested companies the following:

  • Contact partner and central information point on all aspects of H2
  • Implementation support for your company specific H2 projects: We bring you together with know-how and solution providers, show you synergy potentials on site and inform you about funding opportunities
  • We offer you platforms and events to network with the H2 actors in the region
  • Think tank, among other things by integrating the scientific institutes located in the city
  • International: We are not only active locally, regionally and nationally, but also have expanded our network internationally. Currently, there are partnerships with Dubai, Japan and Korea. Would you like to cooperate with a company abroad? Are you wondering which fields of application are promising? Contact us now!

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