Hydrogen Technology in the transportation of the future cities

“Hydrogen Technology in the transportation of the future cities” is a conference and matchmaking event that took place on 10 November 2022 in Budapest. The event  organized by Green Brother, the Hungarian member of EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB network and co-hosted by the Hungarian Hydrogen Association was taking place with the participation of representatives of stakeholders from the industry, city, and innovators in order to discuss the latest advancements in this sector.

On today’s agenda is efficient and sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emissions, and key questions arise: what is the role and future of hydrogen technologies in the transportation sector? Hydrogen is the key to zero emissions mobility.

Lepsényi István, a Magyar Hidrogén Szövetség elnöke

Among the opening speakers were  Ákos Dervalics, CEO of Green Brother, manager of EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB Hungary,  István Lepsényi, President of the Hungarian Hydrogen Association, Michal Mackowiak board advisor at Hynfra (Poland),  Dr. Markus Hirth, business development director Kontakt Elektro.

 The experts all emphasized the importance of innovations in the mobility industry. In his opening speech, Garreth Macnaughton director of innovation at EIT Urban Mobility drew attention to How can hydrogen contribute to making cities more sustainable, why hydrogen is important and how EIT Urban Mobility is boosting this as an alternative to fossil.

In his presentation, István Lepsényi, the president of the Hungarian Hydrogen Association, spoke, among other things, about the opportunities that have opened up and can open up for domestic manufacturers and suppliers in relation to hydrogen technology as a result of the agreements initiated by the association last month, and what aspirations and trends can be seen in the near future. develop at an international level

Things are changing we should use this change because we are talking since long time and hydrogen economy but it was not making the last step in the implementation, now we are having a chance to make steps and we are discussing some of the pilot possibilities and it should make sense and I hope we can support it”  Bence Huba, RIS manager at EIT Urban Mobility.

Vér Csaba, a Pécsi Tudományegyetem tudományos asszisztense, Hegedűs Ákos, a Linde Gas Hungary vezérigazgatója, Czikora Tamás, a MOL-CSOPORT mobilitási vezetője

“That kind of initiatives are very needed to gathering in the room different parties that are involved in hydrogen economy and it is very important to have a common understanding, of what challenges are ahead of us and try to work together because this is a challenge that nobody can single-handed way follow” Michal Mackowiak board advisor at Hynfra (Poland).

During the panel discussion Csaba Vér, Research Assistant at University of Pécs, Ákos Hegedűs, CEO of Linde Gas Hungary, Tamás Czikora, Head of mobility at MOL GROUP  dedicated to discussing existing hydrogen technologies, with an emphasis on utilizing hydrogen for mobility in cities.

Marian Nic, Innovation Lifecycle Officer at EIT Urban Mobility highlighted ”for the last discussion, it is really important to think about the human aspect and human capacity because we know in this professional area to talk about, but when we go to the city level there would be needs to be done more education and assimilation of the topic and how to get through all processions need to be done. It is really important”.

Green Brother, the Hungarian member of EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB network. The mission is to build an industry-focused business network community that works for decarbonizing Europe by connecting and inspiring innovators of green industries, circular economy and mobility.

Cooperation to develop a new national industry

Among other things, OMBKE (National Hungarian Mining and Metallurgy Associatio) and MHTSZ (Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association) have agreed to participate in tenders for the underground knowledge storage of hydrogen and hydrogen pipeline transport projects, as well as the regular and detailed exchange of energy and mining expertise and know-how.

The goal of the industrial, economic, scientific and mining cooperation necessary to build the Hungarian hydrogen economy is to establish a new national industry and to successfully exploit the economic and environmental potential inherent in the technology. The Cooperation Agreement was signed by Dr. Pál Hatala, President of OMBKE, and István Lepsényi, President of MHTSz, at the opening of the joint national annual conference of the National Hungarian Mining and Metallurgical Association and the Hungarian Mining Association, held from October 9-11.

According to the cooperation agreement, the parties jointly strive for a regular and detailed exchange of energy and mining professional knowledge and know-how, the organization of joint hydrogen energy and mining scientific, technical, economic, conferences, events, courses, training and further training, as well as specific Re in projects and tenders, with particular regard to the underground storage and pipeline transport of hydrogen. In addition to mutual expert support, the agreement signed now also covers the production of scientific, educational and promotional publications and programs (printed and electronic) related to hydrogen technology and mining.

NEW OPPORTUNITIES HAVE OPENED UP FOR HUNGARY IN HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY

The meeting on October 26, 2022 in Brussels, which was attended by the leaders of the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association and the president of the Korean and World Hydrogen Associations, also discussed the creation of a Korean-Hungarian hydrogen company forum, the supply of parts and units related to hydrogen technology, as well as hydrogen-powered cargo and commercial vehicles to Hungary. part.

During the European Hydrogen Week in Belgium between October 24 and 28, 2022, István Lepsényi, the president of the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association, and Jae-do Moon, the president of the GHIAA (Global Hydrogen Industrial Association Alliance), signed the document by which Hungary officially became a member of the world association. . With the signing, Hungary and, with it, large domestic companies, enterprises, universities and research workshops have also been put on the world’s hydrogen map. After the General Assembly of the World Hydrogen Association, GHIAA, held on October 25, 2022, the Hungarian association received the polished glass plaque on which the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association was already included as the 20th member of the world association.

Jae-do Moon, the president of the GHIAA and the Korean Association, the negotiations continued on October 26, 2022 at Hyundai’s headquarters in Brussels, where, among other things, the implementation of vehicle and technology transfer in connection with the Green Truck Program coordinated by the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association, as well as a Hungarian-Korean investor workshop the leaders of the associations agreed on its creation. Hyundai is ready to participate in Eastern European, and therefore Hungarian, vehicle production as a supplier of trucks, hydrogen fuel cells for these or buses, or even just as a parts supplier. At the same time, the Hyundai group also manufactures commercial products and power plant equipment in the field of hydrogen energy, which are also available to the Hungarian energy industry.

The negotiations started a cooperation program that not only supports the objectives of the National Hydrogen Strategy, but also the Green Truck Program and the transition to the hydrogen economy.

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis CEO Hydrogen Europe and Lepsényi István Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association CEO
Lepsényi István CEO HHTA és Jae-do Moon CEO GHIAA

Cooperation in the decarbonization of the processes of the chemical industry and the development of the Hungarian hydrogen economy.

Zoltán Butsi, chief advisor of the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association, gave a presentation on the objectives of the National Hydrogen Strategy and the most urgent tasks at the annual conference of the Hungarian Chemical Industry Association. (Eger, October 19-20, 2022) The representatives of the two associations agreed to start strategic cooperation in order to generate hydrogen technology projects aimed at the modernization of the chemical industry.

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The conference was about the situation and transformation of the chemical industry in the European Union and Hungary, the energy and environmental protection strategy of the Hungarian government, as well as the review of current regulations (REACH, CLP), chemical risk assessment, current issues of explosion protection and the circular economy, and the National Hydrogen Strategy on its objectives, in particular on the decarbonization of chemical industry processes, and on the possibilities offered by the chemical industry in the development of the hydrogen economy.

Within the framework of the conference, the representatives of the two associations agreed to start strategic cooperation in order to generate hydrogen technology projects aimed at the modernization of the chemical industry, as well as in the planning and implementation of sectoral innovation programs where Hungarian chemical industry professional knowledge can be involved in the development of international hydrogen technology value chains and new solutions, with a particular focus on the hydrogen economy. to exploit European dedicated resources aimed at its development.

 

Bavarian – Hungarian hydrogen route

By hydrogen car from Budapest to Nuremberg and back.

On the initiative of the Consulate General in Munich, the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association participated in the Hydrogen Dialogue exhibition and conference in Nuremberg between September 21 and 22, 2022. The development of the Bavarian-Hungarian supplier program and the creation of a joint workshop were, among other things, the result of the discussion that the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association had with the Bavarian Hydrogen Association. Members of the Hungarian delegation arrived in Nuremberg with a hydrogen-powered car in order to gather experience and popularize hydrogen cars.

The Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association is working to develop the hydrogen economy in Hungary as soon as possible, in order to be able to provide an alternative solution for energy independence, the diversification of energy supply, promote climate protection and energy supply security, therefore the Association’s leadership held a professional meeting with the heads of several large German companies and German research institutes with Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid and co-director of the Bavarian Hydrogen Association. The cooperation between the two hydrogen associations will intensify in the coming period, as a preliminary agreement was reached at the meeting on the launch of a professional workshop, the development of the Hungarian-Bavarian supplier program and the next year’s conference – where Eastern Europe would be the focus.

According to the vision of the Bavarian association, it would be important to initiate a blue Danube hydrogen project, the essence of which is to connect production along the Danube, transport and seasonal storage in the countries along the river.

The Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association, with the support of the MVM group member, Magyar Földgáztáróló Zrt, and the Bavarian Hydrogen Association, set off from Budapest to Nuremberg with a hydrogen-cell TOYOTA MIRAI. The aim of the initiative was to prove that hydrogen cars and even long-distance car tours are an everyday part of this technology, and to help the development of the technology with personal experience, and to gather valuable experience for the development of the domestic well network.

Companies are already preparing for the Hydrogen Dialogue

Budapest – Nuremberg with hydrogen cell MIRAI

Europe’s largest companies dealing with hydrogen technology, political and scientific decision-makers, but also interactive networking opportunities and a digital event platform await those interested at the Hydrogen Dialogue exhibition and conference in Nuremberg between September 21 and 22, 2022. The Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association, in addition to ensuring the participation of its members who applied for the exhibition, promotes hydrogen cars in a joint initiative with Magyar Földgáztáróló Zrt and the Bavarian Hydrogen Association.

The Hydrogen Dialogue not only aims to bring together business, political and scientific decision-makers along the entire value chain of hydrogen for the successful market launch of the hydrogen economy, but also provides space for the presentation of new technologies at the accompanying exhibition. The colorful professional event is also colored by an initiative launched by the Hungarian Hydrogen Association. The Association is promoting hydrogen cars in a joint initiative with Magyar Földgáztórő Zrt and the Bavarian Hydrogen Association. A TOYOTA MIRAI with a hydrogen cell is going from Budapest to Nuremberg and back to prove, on the one hand, that hydrogen cars are already present and, on the other hand, that it can help the development of the technology with personal experience.

Organized by the Bavarian Hydrogen Association, visitors to the outstanding event in Europe can expect comprehensive company and project presentations by well-known companies and research institutes, top-quality lectures on the latest developments in hydrogen technology, and current topics in the energy economy. The Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association will present itself at the exhibition at stand number 2 -06.

The nightmare that there won’t be enough energy, it will be expensive and it will come from dirty sources: it has now been realized on all three fronts

The energy market is in the spotlight, but there are still many open questions. What will happen to the grid development required for renewable energy, such as solar energy? When and how will the issue of energy storage or the great progress expected from green hydrogen be resolved? Among other things, these questions were analyzed by the experts of the third session of the Portfolio Sustainable World 2022 conference. During the truly eloquent panel discussion, the state secretary of TIM stated that today gas consumption has become a luxury, and the executive director of MHTSz spoke about the fact that the ETS should be suspended in order to avoid the question of “heat or eat”.

In addition to power plant production, the role of hydrogen will also increase. The future of seasonal energy storage is hydrogen, where large amounts can be stored that can really be of great use in crisis situations. The nightmare that there won’t be enough energy, it will be expensive and it will come from dirty sources: this has now been realized in all three respects.
To change this in all areas, hydrogen is the best solution. As far as transport is concerned, hydrogen may spread first in public transport, freight transport, then in rail freight and passenger transport, and finally, due to the high price, at the latest in passenger cars, but the same can have many advantages in agriculture. ETS should really be suspended to avoid the heat or eat question. highlighted dr. Attila Nyikos, managing director, director of the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association
According to Attila Steiner, State Secretary responsible for energy, Ministry of Technology and Industry, the main challenge is not which side of the triangle we are on, but how we can fulfill all three requirements and what the optimal balance will be. What are the structural changes that point in the direction of sustainability, what regulatory amendments, what subsidies are we introducing. Now all sectors of the energy market are moving, we should move in everything at the same time. Gas consumption has become a luxury, we must reduce consumption and move in the direction of renewables. – He told
The current negotiation in Brussels will be interesting, as there is little time for preparation, but from the government’s point of view, it is important not to accept a proposal that endangers the Hungarian gas supply, as we have a very high import exposure,” said Attila Steiner, State Secretary responsible for energy, adding , that due to the introduction of a possible price cap, the seller’s side may not be willing to deliver and this must be prevented. “We will examine all alternative solutions, but this cannot be at the expense of supply. In any case, it is encouraging that Germany also has a large exposure, and as Europe’s largest economy, gas supply is also extremely important for them. The high gas prices also pushed the electricity prices sky high, so there is also the question of how to intervene in the electricity prices, this will not be resolved in a day or two, I expect a protracted debate.” –
“Electrification is what we can use to reduce our exposure, if we have producers that produce clean energy locally. The goal is to ensure that the country’s import supply is as uninterrupted as possible, while charging as much as possible, and a window and door replacement program combined with heating modernization, which 100 percent non-refundable support can be provided to those with below-average incomes,” he added