Where is the best place to demonstrate how hydrogen and wind power technology can grow together in the future? Northern Germany is certainly predestined for this. This is why Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH with its WindEnergy has now set a clear course for offering both technologies a common platform at the world’s leading trade fair for wind power.
From 22 to 25 September 2020, not only will the entire added value chain of wind energy be covered, but storage technology will also be presented as a new focal topic. Previously, the “Storage Tour” was held every two years in the Hanseatic city during the trade fair, during which visitors were guided to exhibitors of storage solutions distributed throughout the halls. Katja Löwe, Project Manager WindEnergy Hamburg, told H2-international that this concept is now to be supplemented.
However, instead of continuing previous events with H2Expo, the Project Manager 2020 is fully committed to networking and internationalisation. Especially for start-ups, a H2Insights area is to be made available where as many contacts as possible can be made with as little effort as possible. In addition, the Power4Climate stage will offer space for the exchange of ideas with experts on future-proof solutions. With a new strategy, the trade fair company wants to consciously set itself apart from competitors and partners in Hanover or Husum and in this way establish Hamburg as a central location for wind hydrogen. Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the Management Board of Hamburg Messe und Congress, explained: “We’re connecting the stakeholders in wind power production with the specialists in electrification, the conversion of renewable energy into hydrogen and H2 applications.”