World’s Largest Hydrogen Trade Fair to Take Place Next Month in Bremen, Germany
The world’s leading hydrogen event, Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe, is the largest conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to discussing advanced technologies for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. The event will take place in Messe Bremen, Germany, on 19-20 October 2022.
The trade fair and conference will host 325+ exhibitors, 150+ speakers and 5 conference tracks. Among the companies that will be exhibiting and/or speaking are Equinor, BP, Bramble, thyssenkrupp, Aramco, Johnson Matthey and E.ON.
Exhibitors at the Hydrogen Technology Expo will showcase the latest innovative technology across the hydrogen supply chain, including engineering solutions, advanced materials, manufacturing equipment, infrastructure, and test and evaluation tools and services to finally commercialise hydrogen as a mainstream provider of clean, renewable energy.
“Current global conditions will see hydrogen become an essential part of the renewable energy mix and ensure a long-term energy security in Europe and beyond,” said the CEO of the company that organises the event, Trans-Global Events, Mike Robinson.
“New technologies and investments have seen a recent ‘gold rush’ around the potential of green hydrogen. We are very excited to see the event’s rapid growth, which will act as a valuable opportunity for several industries to find out how hydrogen can decarbonise their sector.”
Government agencies, non-profits and associations working towards increasing the share of hydrogen in the energy mix — both for environmental reasons and to secure energy supply will also be present.
Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe is strategically located in Bremen, which the German government wants to establish as a hydrogen hub with an investment of €30m.
Bettina Stark-Watzinger, German Federal Research Minister, commented: “I want to make Germany a hydrogen republic. After all, we will have to supply our industry with energy in a climate-neutral and reliable manner in the future. In doing so, we want to become independent of individual countries and, above all, work with partners who share our values.
“As a country of innovation, we now have the opportunity to make hydrogen technologies the next leading German export. The Bremen region and the hyBit project in particular can make an important contribution here, as research and industry work hand in hand. The hydrogen economy is being tested on a small scale for the entire country. That’s why we are supporting this special project with a total of €30m.”
Launched in October last year amid the global pandemic, the event attracted just under 3,000 people and has grown to be the biggest in the world, dedicated to the fast-emerging hydrogen sector.
“During the pandemic, we saw unprecedented demand from companies serving the hydrogen sector who wanted a dedicated in-person trade fair to present new solutions that can help propel hydrogen as a mainstream source of renewable energy,” Robinson said.
Governments worldwide have revealed ambitious hydrogen strategies as they race to achieve net-zero and secure their energy supply amid the current energy crisis, with the UK and the EU also announcing hydrogen subsidy plans.
The EU launched a new “Hydrogen Accelerator” goal to produce ten million tonnes of hydrogen a year by 2030. Innovative technology is essential to scale-up hydrogen production and utilisation.