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 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.
At its meeting on 2 July 2021, the German National Hydrogen Council (NWR) adopted a position paper on options and conditions for transporting hydrogen.
The German National Hydrogen Council published a position paper on the implementation of RED II into national law on 12 November 2020.
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.