This news was announced by Bavarian Premier Dr. Markus Söder and Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy and Deputy Premier, at the ceremonial foundation of the Bavarian Hydrogen Center at the Energie Campus in Nuremberg.

We are excited to see hydrogen technology coming to the fore in Bavaria. Just like the Bavarian government, we are certain that hydrogen will play an important role in ensuring the success of the energy transition. Together with the other members of this council, we want to give hydrogen technology the boost it needs to really demonstrate its enormous potential with regard to decarbonizing our economy and society,

...says Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions.

Hydrogen is expected to play a crucial role in the world's transition to a sustainable energy future.

In collaboration with its partners, the Bavarian Hydrogen Council aims to make the use of hydrogen commonplace in practical applications.

Its activities will be coordinated from the newly established Bavarian Hydrogen Center at the Energie Campus in Nuremberg.

The use of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels will pave the way to establishing a climate-neutral global economy in the future...The production of hydrogen consequently constitutes an important interface in the coupling of the energy, transportation and heating sectors. Bavaria has the chance to become a pioneer in this sector now,

...Lauber adds.

The Bavarian Hydrogen Council aims to make the state of Bavaria a forerunner in the industrial production of key hydrogen components.

Under the partnership, MAN Energy Solutions will collaborate with the electrolysis technology company H-TEC SYSTEMS to provide support for a number of initiatives, including the development of new PEM electrolyzers in the multimegawatt range.

In 2017, the company began to implement its new future strategy to expand its business activities concerning sustainable technologies and solutions to become the main source of revenue by 2030.

MAN Energy Solutions received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, for its LPG fueled ME-LGIP 2-stroke MAN B&W engines for propulsion of merchant ships.