Where have we made considerable progress in developing hydrogen technology? In what market are there still hurdles to overcome? Where do we still need to remove roadblocks to innovation? Answering questions like these is the task of Hydrogen Compass, a two-year project launched by the German education and economy ministries and funded with EUR 4.2 million.
As part of a large-scale communications campaign, the project team will structure available information about hydrogen technology in a way that helps the hydrogen and fuel cell sector achieve rapid progress while not losing sight of the environmental, economic and social aspects of technology advancements. Coordinated by acatech and DECHEMA, the project will most likely also receive input from the National Hydrogen Council and the Hydrogen Research Network.
“Research and innovation will remain key to turning Germany into a climate-neutral hub for cutting-edge technology,” German economy minister Peter Altmaier said. “To achieve this, we’ll have to come up with a hydrogen roadmap that can serve us in the long term. We need innovative ideas. But we also need to make sure those ideas make it from the lab to the market. This is where Hydrogen Compass could be a great help to us.”