For years now, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, DWV, has been trying to find a new path forward. The association’s annual meeting in Hamburg, Germany, last September did nothing to remedy matters as members once more put off several decisions regarding its future. Finally, a well-organized online event held on Dec. 4 greased the wheels of reform, speeding the DWV on its way to becoming a powerful industry association.
January 17, in Berlin, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association,
also known as DWV, and the German Association of the Gas and Water
Industries, or DVGW, signed an agreement to step up their efforts to
help set up a power-to-gas market. At the signing ceremony, which was
attended by Thomas Bareiß, who has a leading role in the economy
ministry, both organizations said they aimed to “gradually turn
today’s fossil fuel economy into a climate-friendly energy system”
by replacing natural with synthetic gas one step at a time.