The German National Hydrogen Council

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 Hydrogen Coordination Office

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.

Statements and positions (in German only)

POSITION PAPER ON HYDROGEN TRANSPORT (PDF, 1,7 MB)

At its meeting on 2 July 2021, the German National Hydrogen Council (NWR) adopted a position paper on options and conditions for transporting hydrogen.

ACTION PLAN FOR HYDROGEN, GERMANY 2021-2025 (PDF, 1,08 MB)

The Hydrogen Action Plan Germany 2021–2025 contains 80 proposals by the German National Hydrogen Council for the next government of Germany.

POSITION PAPER ON HYDROGEN IN AVIATION IN GERMANY (PDF, 161 KB)

The German National Hydrogen Council published its position paper entitled Hydrogen for Aviation in Germany on 20 April 2021.

RECOMMENDATION STUDY ON THE HEAT MARKET (PDF, 122 KB)

The German National Hydrogen Council published a recommendation for a study on the heat market on 20 April 2021.

POSITION PAPER ON THE TRANSPOSITION OF RED II INTO NATIONAL LAW (PDF, 185 KB)

The German National Hydrogen Council published a position paper on the implementation of RED II into national law on 12 November 2020.

POSITION PAPER ON NWS MEASURE 20 (INFRASTRUCTURE)

The German National Hydrogen Council published a position paper on the implementation of NWS measure 20 (infrastructure) on 10 November 2020.

POSITION PAPER IN THE GERMAN EU PRESIDENCY (PDF, 153 KB)

The German National Hydrogen Council published a position paper on the German EU Presidency on 6 November 2020.

POSITION PAPER ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE GERMAN RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ACT (ERNEUERBARE-ENERGIEN-GESETZ, OR EEG) (PDF, 130 KB)

The German National Hydrogen Council published a position paper on the necessary further development of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act on 22 October 2020.