The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network NRW
The aim of the Network is to establish hydrogen and fuel cell technology as a permanent component of the future energy supply and the transport sector.
More than 400 members from industry and science use the services the Network. The principal feature of the Network's activities is the initiation of co-operative projects, which show a change in their focuses from research and development in the direction of testing and market preparation.
Since 2000, NRW and the EU have provided around 120 million euros for about 110 hydrogen and fuel cell projects. NRW is also the first state in Germany offering funding for FC CHP.
Until end of 2015, 7 hydrogen refueling stations will be erected in NRW as a basic infrastructure for FC vehicles.
The Network has helped to ensure that NRW is seen increasingly as one of the leading fuel cell locations in Europe. The is proven by the settlement of a number of international FC companies in NRW.