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.


Recent events, rising energy prices, are accelerating the transition to green and renewable energy. The basis of the sovereignty of every country is to produce as much energy as possible domestically and to obtain imports from as many sources as possible. And this will mobilize a lot of resources in the coming years, so there will be countless ideas, innovations and developments competing for the money. One of the most spectacular areas of this competition is mobility, as technical progress in this area, various vehicle technologies and their availability on the market appear very quickly from week to week.

There are no ready-made business models in the field of hydrogen mobility yet, so learning about common thinking, each other’s plans and existing good practices is extremely important for Hungary. As the study of the Green Truck Project prepared by the Association points out, hydrogen-based mobility cannot be solved as a country’s own “internal affair”: expensive charging infrastructure and the utilization of expensive vehicles should be maximized as early as possible, and this should only be it is possible to create well-functioning hydrogen corridors and then networks, at least in the neighboring EU Member States, but even more so throughout the EU. For this reason, it is advisable to get to know at least the development plans of the hydrogen filling infrastructure in the neighboring countries and to coordinate them as far as possible. This is required not only by the relevant EU regulations (eg the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Directive) but also by common sense.

The Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association with the Ministry of Technology and Industry will organize the V4 PLUS international conference and hydrogen demonstration “Hydrogen – present and future in mobility” on the ZalaZone test track and event center on June 8 and 9, 2022. professional day.

The aim of the event is for the participants to get acquainted with the current developments in the Hydrogen sector, the most significant V4 national projects and strategies in progress. The conference will focus on the processes taking place in the field of H2 mobility, the fastest growing areas of the hydrogen technology sectors. The exhibiting large companies and research workshops present their pioneering ideas and innovations that provide a competitive advantage.

It is extremely important that the training of professionals dedicated to technology is continuously strengthened, therefore on the first day of the event (June 8) the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association organizes professional lectures for universities and students participating in their training, Zala Zone test track and related exhibition crawl.

On the day of the conference (June 9), following the opening speech of the Minister of Technology and Industry, the Hydrogen Associations of the Visegrad countries will present the sector, followed by presentations on the European hydrogen-based mobility, hydrogen technology sector and possible growth. other cross-border cooperation programs.

Invitees can be active participants in the panel discussions, view our outdoor and indoor industrial exhibition and try out a wide variety of hydrogen-powered vehicles at the Zalazone test track.

The hydrogen train was introduced by Siemens Mobility and DB

The Mireo Plus H locomotive and its associated infrastructure have been set up to replace multi-unit diesel locomotives in both suburban and regional transport. The aim is to reduce CO2-related CO2 emissions.

The locomotive was developed and created for the H2goesRail project in Germany. The entire project also included the development of a new H2 storage tank trailer from DB to accommodate mobile refueling. The units presented by the companies were designed for the H2goesRail hydrogen train project.

The German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) supported the H2goesRail project with € 13.74 million under the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Program (NOW GmbH). This program coordinates funding guidelines while Jülich monitors implementation.

Hydrogen – present and future in mobility

The Hungarian Hydrogen technology Association is joined by the Innovation and Technology Ministry on the 8th and 9th of June, 2022 in Zalaegerszeg, on the ZalaZone test track, while in the event center there will be a V4 conference and hydrogen technology demonstration  held, called “Hydrogen – present and future in mobility”.
The Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association holds together the many national representatives, researchers, professionals, international and national companies, whose goal is to boost the national hydrogen production, lower it’s costs, develop better containment and distribution solutions, and with this, encourage the lower carbon-dioxide emitting hydrogen usage.
The goal of the event is for the participants to get to know the developments currently happening in the Hydrogen sector, the currently most significant V4 national projects and their strategies. The conference will deal with the H2-mobility area developments, the hydrogen technology sectors’ fastest growing areas. Large corporations and research workshops will present their pioneering ideas and innovations providing a competitive edge.

Hydrogen powered bus in Budapest

Arrivabus Kft., A service provider of the Budapest Transport Center (BKK), is testing a hydrogen-powered, Solaris bus.

Testing of hydrogen fuel cell buses has finally started in Hungary as well. Solaris, a revolutionary new technology-only Urbino 12 hydrogen-powered bus, is 15 meters long and has 37 seats. The special feature of the vehicle is that it generates water instead of exhaust during operation, so it is completely emission-free. The test bus is extremely quiet, can cover more than 350 kilometers on a single charge, and, like fossil fuels, can be refueled in minutes. More information about the bus can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen is an emission-free bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. This incredibly innovative vehicle offers a range of up to 350 km while retaining all the benefits of an electric motor. The bus is particularly characterized by low noise levels and a lack of vibration during movement. In addition, the only product of the chemical reaction in the hydrogen fuel cell is water. The recharging time takes a few minutes, ensuring flexibility and flexibility for the vehicle operator.