Wind hydrogen is the special topic of HUSUM Wind 2021 trade fair
New WIND INDUSTRY & GREEN HYDROGEN FORUM platform in cooperation with WAB e. V.
HUSUM | 16 April 2021. The special topic of this year’s HUSUM Wind from 14-17 September 2021 will be wind hydrogen, the currently most important trend topic in the wind economy and industry. A dynamically growing hydrogen economy is developing in Europe and the UK; wind energy, and especially offshore wind, is the central driver for this. The offshore sector as well as industry and politics in Germany and across Europe have recognised the potential of the production of climate-friendly hydrogen and green fuels. Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems and Head of the Competence Center Climate and Energy at VDMA, comments: “Climate-neutral industry needs wind energy. While today it is highly interesting for forerunners to conclude direct contracts for the supply of climate-neutral electricity, in perspective it must be a location factor to provide it in sufficient quantities.” For this reason, a separate exhibition area of about 1,000 spare meters in Hall 1 is dedicated to the topic of offshore and green hydrogen. Here, domestic and foreign exhibitors from European core markets will present innovative technologies and products for the booming market. Marketing of the OFFSHORE WIND & GREEN HYDROGEN special area started in March, and 400 sqm have already been booked.
At the heart of the special area, the newly created WIND INDUSTRY & GREEN HYDROGEN FORUM offers a platform for thematic contributions, intersectoral exchange and networking. The special forum is organised by the national offshore and onshore wind association and innovation cluster WAB e. V., in cooperation with the international PLARAD Wind Power Suppliers Forum. WAB is the national contact for the international offshore wind industry and the onshore network in the Northwest. “The onshore and offshore wind industry sectors have many interfaces and are represented together at HUSUM Wind. Some of these innovative companies will form a significant part of the emerging domestic industry around the production of ‘green’ hydrogen. This is clearly demonstrated by the ‘Wind Industry & Green Hydrogen Forum’, to which we cordially invite you already today”, says Heike Winkler, Managing Director of WAB e. V.. Topics on schedule are the National and North German Hydrogen Strategy, the importance of offshore wind for the hydrogen economy as well as potentials and innovations for value creation and employment along the supply chain.
For the first time, the H2.0 conference “Green Hydrogen Economy in the Regions”, organised by the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH), the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) and the Renewable Energy Industry Association watt_2.0 e. V., will also take place the day before the fair in Husum. At the event, which is under the patronage of the Minister of Economics of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. Bernd Buchholz, and Jan Philipp Albrecht, Minister of Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitalization of Schleswig-Holstein, the regional potentials of “green capital” for European municipalities will be discussed.