The German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam and the Brandenburg Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy are organising the Brandenburg Hydrogen Day for the first time today. The central theme of the event, which is being held at the GFZ on Potsdam's Telegrafenberg, is the further development of a hydrogen economy in the state of Brandenburg. Brandenburg's largest hydrogen meeting offers participants from industry, science, associations and interested citizens a state-wide platform for exchanging information on current developments, forward-looking innovations and expertise in the field of hydrogen technologies. Following the morning panel discussion on the topic of "Finding the balance: between importing and domestic production of hydrogen", guests can look forward to a programme of specialist lectures and accompanying exhibitions in the afternoon.
Minister of Economic Affairs Jörg Steinbach explained: "In order to be able to utilise the opportunities for the state of Brandenburg through the further development of a hydrogen economy, we need to set the right course now. What we particularly need now is speed in implementation and clear framework conditions, especially in favour of the urgently needed planning and investment security. With several hundred registered participants, numerous important players in Brandenburg's hydrogen economy are coming together today to discuss these issues."
GFZ Scientific Director Susanne Buiter added: "On the way to a sustainable hydrogen economy, the reliable geological storage of hydrogen will be essential, as hydrogen is not usually produced where it is consumed. It also serves to ensure security of supply. Underground pore storage facilities are particularly suitable for storing hydrogen on the required scale. They are widespread in Germany, including in Brandenburg, and have far greater capacities than the established storage options in salt caverns."
Further information about the event:
Press release from the Brandenburg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy (17.11.2023)