Thirty international and domestic large companies, enterprises and research workshops working in Hungary in hydrogen technology and related developments have also exhibited at the V4 PLUS international conference, hydrogen technology presentation and career guidance professional day entitled “Hydrogen – present and future in mobility”.
The two-day event at the ZalaZone Automotive Center focused on ongoing developments in hydrogen technology, V4 strategies, major national projects, H2 mobility processes, and the training of technology professionals.
On the day of the event conference (June 9), the leaders of the Hydrogen Associations of the Visegrád countries presented the novelties of the sector, after which the participants could listen to presentations on the European hydrogen-based mobility, hydrogen technology sector and its growth.
István Lepsényi emphasized in the greeting of the President of the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association; “Our world has changed drastically in recent years, but especially this year, because of the war. transition to energy. One of the most spectacularly evolving areas of this competition is hydrogen technology and related mobility.

In her opening remarks, Daniella Deli, Undersecretary of State for Energy and Climate Policy at the Ministry of Technology and Industry, emphasized the importance of developing new legal environments, certification schemes and guarantees of origin related to hydrogen technologies, education and domestic developments. He said “the government is currently working on both the necessary changes within the legislative process and the incentive schemes.” The first package of legislative proposals is expected in the second half of this year, and the first calls for proposals will be published in the autumn


The representative of the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Jozef Síkela, emphasized the importance of international co-operation and the importance of common thinking. Said; “We can really learn a lot from the automotive industry in the development of hydrogen technology because of the amazing development and international cooperation in the sector.” He emphasized that the ZalaZone track, which will host the conference, is a good illustration not only of the growth of the Hungarian automotive industry, but also of the developments and innovations in the sector.


Jan Weiterschütz, a special adviser to the Slovak Ministry of Economy and Minister Richard Sulík, explained that Slovakia, like Hungary, has limited opportunities for hydrogen production, but sees a very good chance of creating a hydrogen network connecting the V4 countries. He said “there are still many steps to be taken to reach the 2030 climate targets, but that can be done in partnership. He added that the current conference is also an important starting point for this work.


Tomoho Umeda, President of Hydrogen Poland and the Chamber of Commerce, highlighted that we are facing the biggest historical crisis, the global energy crisis, in which no one can predict the future of their own business or economy. In this situation, it is very important to be able to pinpoint the role of hydrogen.
He said that hydrogen is not the end product, the solution, but something that helps us store and transmit energy from renewable sources to end users.
He added that hydrogen-related developments and technologies are already available and we need to apply them, as we are already at a disadvantage.
Jae-do Moon, President of the World Hydrogen Association, and Maja Bakran Mrcich, Director-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission, welcomed the conference in a video message.