Gradually, a rethinking process is taking place at the political level. Even if the energy transition has not been fully thought through yet, there is now at least a vision of what a future energy supply could look like. It is becoming increasingly clear that hydrogen will play an essential role in this. Not least for this reason, the German government is currently in the process of adopting a national hydrogen strategy.
However, not only are many politicians currently involved in the topic of hydrogen, it is also the founding period of associations, initiatives and hydrogen regions to bring concepts and ideas to life. One of these initiatives is the H2 South Hydrogen Initiative Bavaria & Baden Württemberg, which was recently launched by Dr. Andreas Seebach. Part of the initiative are well-known medium-sized companies, family businesses and start-ups with extensive experience and outstanding know-how in the hydrogen and energy economy. Besides the EnBW subsidiary Erdgas Südwest, Nusser Mineralöl, white energy, team4energy or smart hydrogen solution, KEYOU is also one of the founding members of H2 Süd.
The aim of the initiative is, among other things, to participate in regulatory and legislative procedures, but also to accompany feasibility studies and support the development of new markets. However, the initiative also wants to network the strong Southern German small and medium-sized enterprises and family businesses, enable them to enter the hydrogen technology and thus build up know-how for the future. In this way, future generations of entrepreneurs and founders from the region should be at the forefront of global progress through the research and application of hydrogen.
By participating in central dialogue platforms on hydrogen in Southern Germany, we too want to help build up a pool of expertise, seek dialogue with the authorities and make our contribution to the networking of players from research, business, industry, politics, the media and civil society.