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Joint press release by Deutsche Messe AG and the German Hydrogen Association

Berlin | Hannover The German Hydrogen Association and Deutsche Messe AG are pleased to announce the finalists of the prestigious H2Eco Award. The award, which recognizes innovative projects in the field of hydrogen technology, has selected three outstanding applicants whose projects could play a decisive role in shaping the future of green energy. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 23 at HANNOVER MESSE.

This year's finalists demonstrate the broad spectrum and innovative potential of hydrogen technology (listed in alphabetical order):

Hylane GmbH – With its unique business model, Hylane exemplifies the practical applicability and marketability of hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks.

Turneo GmbH – Green hydrogen production and maritime application in Cuxhaven - This project illustrates the innovative combination of local, green hydrogen production and its application in the maritime industry, a significant step for sustainability in shipping and logistics.

VNG AG and consorts with the ENERGY PARK BAD LAUCHSTÄDT - The project embodies a visionary implementation for the future of green hydrogen by developing a comprehensive infrastructure for its production, storage and use.

This year, the H2Eco Award is once again under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and Federal Minister Robert Habeck. This is a clear sign of the political and social importance attached to hydrogen technology in Germany.

A jury of experts selected the finalists based on the high level and innovative strength on offer in the competition for the H2Eco Award. Deutsche Messe AG and the German Hydrogen Association look forward to the upcoming award ceremony and congratulate the finalists on their remarkable achievements.

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About the H2Eco Award

The H2Eco Award promotes and recognizes innovations in the field of hydrogen technology. Every year, it honors projects that make a significant contribution to the energy transition and climate protection. The award is an important part of HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading trade fair for industry, and reflects the industry's commitment to a sustainable future. The prize money of €5,000 will be donated to a project that makes a relevant energy industry contribution to the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy.


HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. Its lead theme “Energizing a Sustainable Industry” brings together exhibiting companies from mechanical and electrical engineering, the digital industry and the energy sector to present solutions for the future of manufacturing and energy supply. Leading topics include Industrie 4.0/Manufacturing-X, energy for industry, digitalization/artificial intelligence and machine learning, carbon-neutral production, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Conferences and forums complement the program. The next edition runs from 22 to 26 April 2024 in Hannover, Germany. Norway is Partner Country.

About DWV

For over two decades, the German Hydrogen Association (DWV) has been at the forefront of efforts to achieve a sustainable transformation of the energy supply by promoting a green hydrogen market economy. With a strong network of over 177 institutions and companies and more than 400 committed individuals, DWV drives the development and implementation of innovative solutions in the areas of plant construction, production and transportation infrastructure. By focusing on the creation of optimal conditions for the hydrogen economy, the DWV underlines its tireless commitment to a future-proof, sustainable energy supply and effectively represents the interests of its members at national and European level.