HYDROGEN DIALOGUE – The place to be for the national and international hydrogen economy

Hydrogen – let`s make the future happen!

For a successful market ramp-up of the hydrogen economy, we bring together decision-makers from business, politics and science along the entire value chain of hydrogen and provide the space to present new technologies in the accompanying expo area.

We offer you an exciting and varied program – adapted to your needs.

You can expect a top-class lecture program on currently relevant topics in the field of hydrogen as well as comprehensive company and project presentations by renowned companies and research institutions. Interactive networking opportunities on site and on the digital event platform complete the event profile and enable you to profitably expand your network.

HYDROGEN DIALOGUE 2022 – Look forward to these highlights

Two hybird main stages

Learn about the most important facts, opinions and developments in the field of hydrogen in exciting keynotes, presentations and panel discussions on our two main stages.

Again this year, specific projects will be presented by experts and project participants. Learn from the experiences of the hydrogen community, how challenges have been overcome and hydrogen projects brought to implementation. Take the opportunity to get directly involved with your questions and join the discussion on this important topic!

This year’s main themes on the hybrid stages:

» Opportunity of the century H2: Germany as a hydrogen country » Scaling & speeding up the market
» Framework for a successful hydrogen business » Hydrogen Lessons Learned Worldwide
» H2 applications: Industry, energy, mobility & transport » Ramp up of the European hydrogen infrastructure & role of H2 imports


The latest technologies and their application – within your reach. Ask renowned companies and researchers from the hydrogen industry the questions you’ve always wanted to discuss in our on-site exhibition area. Come into dialogue and start future-oriented projects together!

The combination of exhibition and extensive conference program offers you a unique market overview, practical training opportunities and the chance to not only experience innovations and trends live, but also to try them out directly.

Our exhibitors are also looking forward to meeting you on the digital event platform. Learn from experts from a wide range of industries and find out more about the potential of hydrogen from our exhibitors..

Innovation Stage

On our new Innovation Stage, startups, research groups and companies have the opportunity to present their business ideas and research projects to the audience. Embedded in the exhibition area and not far from the catering area, the Innovation Stage is the ideal place to make valuable contacts and position yourself successfully in the hydrogen community.

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, VDE Renewables will host the VDE Financial Dialogue Hydrogen 2022 on our Innovation Stage. The program includes exciting keynote speeches and discussion panels with leading experts from industry, finance, insurance and politics.

“Onsite meets Online” – the digital event platform

The HYDROGEN DIALOGUE is designed as a hybrid, so that many elements of the face-to-face event are also offered in parallel for participants who attend the event once again purely digitally. On our proven digital event platform talque, for example, the presentations on the two main stages will be streamed live and you will find the digital company profiles of all exhibitors there.

Via chat function and in digital round tables, the currently relevant topics can also be discussed online and questions to the speakers on the two main stages on site can be asked via slido. On site, there is our Digital Lounge, where participants can retreat and take the opportunity to network on the event platform.

Catering & Evening Event

Your culinary well-being is taken care of: the day’s catering is already included in your participation ticket. On both days of the event, you will be served savory and sweet dishes and snacks as well as hot and cold drinks in our socializing area directly in the exhibition area.

Let’s celebrate!

On the evening of the first day of the event, all participants, speakers and exhibitors are also cordially invited to the evening event directly in the exhibition area. With delicious food and drinks, a small stage program and startup pitches, we will review the day together and get in the mood for the coming day.

Executive Lunch

Exclusively and by invitation only, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other top-class participants from business, politics and science. Enjoy an exclusive lunch with representatives from business, science, politics and expert circles. The number of participants is limited to 50.

If you are interested in participating in the Executive Lunch, please contact us via e-mail at team@hydrogendialogue.com.

Discover here the whole range of topics of the HYDROGEN DIALOGUE

Around 99 percent of the hydrogen produced worldwide is currently obtained from fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal. This releases greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change. In the future, other options must be used to enable a sustainable hydrogen economy and to achieve the climate protection goals. Above all, the production of “green” hydrogen on an industrial scale will play an important role. “Green” hydrogen is either generated by electrolysis from water and electricity from renewable energies or obtained from biomass by thermochemical or biological conversion processes – and thus CO2-neutral.

In addition, so-called “blue” and “turquoise” hydrogen could play a (temporary) role in the transformation to a decarbonised economy. The source of “blue” hydrogen is fossil fuels. However, no or very little CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere during the production of blue hydrogen. The resulting CO2 is either stored (carbon capture and storage, CCS), reused (carbon capture and utilization, CCU) or not even produced through the use of pyrolysis processes. During pyrolysis, solid carbon is produced, which can be stored or, if necessary, processed further – in this context one also speaks of “turquoise” hydrogen.

The focus of the activities should be on the development and scaling of electrolysis systems as well as the identification of the optimal technologies for different local conditions. Conclusions about the challenge of scaling should be drawn from the demonstration under different framework conditions. Since the expected hydrogen demand in Germany cannot be completely covered by domestic production, the operation of plants from German production abroad must also be sought within the framework of international partnerships – ideally with the aim of importing green hydrogen to Germany as well.

Logistics technologies for hydrogen play a key role, since hydrogen production in preferred regions makes it necessary to transport the hydrogen over long distances to the target regions. In particular, logistics technologies should, where possible, use existing infrastructures such as gas pipelines or existing tank farms, tank vehicles and filling stations in order to keep the costs of the future hydrogen economy as low as possible. Due to its low density under standard conditions, hydrogen must either be compressed, liquefied by cooling or chemically bound for efficient logistics. Although all three processes improve the transport properties of hydrogen, they are also associated with certain efficiency losses. It is important to transport the generated hydrogen with as little loss as possible and cheaply, even over long distances, in order to combine inexpensive, green generation points with high-quality applications. Many partners have to cooperate in all logistics applications: the carriers of technological expertise, plant manufacturers, municipalities and many more. The establishment of standards is crucial for resilient business models for hydrogen users that are based on logistics applications. In particular, international coordination is also necessary at an early stage in order to enable future international trade as cost-effectively as possible.

At the moment, hydrogen is mainly recycled in traditional applications. The main consumer is the chemical industry. In order to achieve the climate protection goals formulated in the Paris Climate Agreement, the global economies must significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen is an indispensable component due to its diverse applicability, because it offers attractive possibilities for use in various sectors: in the mobility, industrial, heating and electricity sectors.

For example, hydrogen fuel cells offer a range of potential applications, from powering homes and businesses to powering vehicles such as cars, buses, trains and more. Hydrogen fuel cell technology has the potential to be a completely green and renewable energy source, with waste heat (usable elsewhere) and water being the only byproducts.

Hydrogen applications in the mobility and industrial sectors are particularly interesting for Germany. Great potential for CO2 savings can be realized here through the use of hydrogen. In these areas, however, there are still challenges to be mastered with regard to the availability of products and systems and, occasionally, also with regard to profitability. In the long term, there is also great potential in the building (heating) and energy sectors (seasonal storage). Providing hydrogen as cheaply as possible is essential for the profitability of business models – as is bringing hydrogen producers and consumers together.

In Germany today there are excellent prerequisites for achieving an internationally leading position in the field of innovative technologies for the hydrogen economy and in the field of hydrogen-based mobility.

The large-scale production of green hydrogen, on the other hand, will most likely not take place in Germany, but in preferential regions where the production costs of hydrogen are cheaper and there is a high potential for renewable energies. Germany will therefore remain an energy importer even in a climate-neutral world. For this purpose, national and international partnerships are to be promoted in the context of an international hydrogen economy of the future. The measures are already laying the foundation for a strong position for the German economy in a climate-neutral industrial society.

The hydrogen strategies at state, federal and EU level are of great importance in order to accompany a comprehensive structural change in various sectors of the German economy. It is important to coordinate efforts in the field of hydrogen at the various levels with other federal states, the federal government and other international partners. With the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy and the development of infrastructure, decisions for certain technologies and standards always go hand in hand. Important decisions have to be made on a national and European level.


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