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What does H2Eco stand for?

  • For a hydrogen market economy that functions according to the principles of economic efficiency and sustainability.
  • H2 = Hydrogen, 2Eco = Ecological and Economical
  • Conditions of Participation

  • National and international companies that are active in the various fields of application of the hydrogen economy can apply.
  • The projects have already completed the research phase.
  • The projects are in the application phase and are already ready for the market.
  • Prize Money

    The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros and will be donated by DWV e.V. to a project that makes a relevant energy industry contribution to the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy.


    An independent jury will decide on the winners in a transparent voting process. It is made up of high-caliber hydrogen experts from:

  • Politics.
  • Business.
  • Research and society.
  • Assessment criteria

  • Innovative strength
  • Economic viability of the project
  • Systemic, economic contribution of the project
  • Contribution to climate protection and CO₂ savings
  • Award ceremony

  • The award ceremony will take place on April 23, 2024 at HANNOVER MESSE 2024 on the stage of the Public Forum Hydrogen + Fuel Cells EUROPE.
  • The project managers should be present at HANNOVER MESSE on April 23, 2024 to receive the award. They will of course receive a day ticket for access to the trade fair.
  • What happens next?

  • It's very simple! Fill out the application form.
  • Application deadline is 04.03.2024.
  • The jury will vote until 29.03.2024.
  • The three finalists will be announced by 01.04.2024. You will receive written notification from us.
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    Gewinner des H2Eco Awards 2023

    Green Wind Innovation wins H2Eco Award for TH2ECO project

    The H2Eco Award was presented for the second time at HANNOVER MESSE 2023. The prize, offered by Deutsche Messe AG and the German Hydrogen Association (DWV e.V.), honours innovative projects in the field of the hydrogen market economy. For the first time, the H2Eco Award 2023 was under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. The award ceremony was held by the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Dr Robert Habeck. The prize of 5,000 euros went to Green Wind Innovation GmbH & Co. KG for the TH2ECO project.