The German National Hydrogen Council [Nationaler Wasserstoffrat, NWR] was appointed by the German government and acts as an independent, non-partisan advisory board. The board consists of 25 high-ranking experts in the fields of economy, science and civil society. The German National Hydrogen Council’s objective is to assist and advise the State Secretaries’ Committee on Hydrogen in the further development and implementation of Germany’s National Hydrogen Strategy [Nationale Wasserstoffstrategie, NWS].
The German National Hydrogen Council advises and supports the State Secretaries’ Committee on Hydrogen with proposals and recommendations for action. Its six standing groups and sub-groups draft and prepare position papers, information and white papers and studies. The Council then deliberates on and adopts them in a plenary session, after which it forwards them to the State Secretaries’ Committee on Hydrogen.
The implementation and further development of the German National Hydrogen Strategy is supported by the Hydrogen Coordination Office [Leitstelle Wasserstoff]. The decision for the establishment and operation of the Hydrogen Control Centre was approved by the German Federal Cabinet on 10 June 2020. Learn more about the duties of the Coordinating Offices for Hydrogen.