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Hydrogen plays a central role in achieving climate targets. We are researching how the individual technologies can be integrated into the energy system and deployed on a large scale.
Holger Hanselka, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Around 600 employees at ten Helmholtz centers are researching hydrogen technologies of the future.

Brochure (information in German)
Handout (2 pages)

With its National Hydrogen Strategy the German government aims to make Germany the world's leading supplier of hydrogen technologies.

National hydrogen strategy
Federal government adopts hydrogen strategy

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Bernd Rech

Research Field Coordinator Energy
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Sören Wiesenfeldt

Head of Department Research
Helmholtz Association

Egbert Jolie

Chief Research Manager Energy
Helmholtz Association

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