HyStarter remains as popular as ever. Like the competition’s first round, the second attracted the interest of much more organizations than the German transportation ministry was able to fund. By May 14, the ministry’s NOW office had received 65 applications for funding local hydrogen economies as part of the HyLand program. Few of the organizations had already applied the first time around.
An expert panel will likely select a total of 10 winners, which will be announced in late July. One Hyland contest still open for submissions is HyExperts, which funds larger projects. HyPerformer, on the other hand, will restart in the second half of this year and invite applicants to submit ideas for bringing hydrogen technology to market.