Since August 2023, the German hydrogen and fuel cell association (Deutscher Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Verband e.V., DWV) has been represented by Werner Diwald alone again. Thorsten Kasten, the representative dispatched by the German association for gas and water standards (Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V., DVGW), left the DWV board and with that also his seat as co-chairman of the board. According to the report from the DWV, the restructuring and professionalization measures of the past two years are hence concluded.
The DVGW and DWV had at times approached each other in the past years in order to more closely cooperate (see H2-international Jan. 2019), which coalesced among other things in a “successful establishment of the field office” as well as a “highly effective team” in Berlin, according to the DWV. The two associations will continue to work together, it was said. But the collaboration will certainly not be as close without Kasten’s role.