Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Wednesday, April 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 AT 8:00AM PACIFIC. Get overview of leading hydrogen hubs in USA and Bavaria-Germany, learn about collaboration opportunities and network with Hydrogen experts.


About this event
The German State of Bavaria's Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Bayern International GmbH and Invest in Bavaria, in cooperation with the Center Hydrogen. Bavaria (H2.B) and the US Consulate in Munich, Germany cordially invite interested Bavarian and American companies and researchers to a virtual hydrogen expert exchange and online networking. Our goal is to intensify the transatlantic exchange in the hydrogen sector and foster new connections for potential collaboration between the regions. Bavarian and American participants will gain insight into the corporate and research landscape on both sides of the Atlantic. In the first half of the event experts from Bavarian and US Hydrogen institutions will introduce themselves. This will be followed by an opportunity for discussion and networking in breakout sessions led by our expert speakers. Please refer to the agenda below for details.

This event is part of the US Consulate's Trans-Atlantic Innovation Week. Participation is free of charge. We look forward to your registration by Friday, April 22, 2022.



11:00am-11:45am EDT | 8:00am-8:45am PDT

Short presentations with Q&A introducing the hydrogen regions of Bavaria and selected US regions:

Bavaria Germany:

  • Carolin Reiser, Manager International Affairs, Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B) and joining her in the Breakout room Stefan Dürr, Head of Technology & Innovation, Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B)
  • Marcel Dossow, Research Assistant at the Chair of Energy Systems, Technical University of Munich (TUM)


  • Dr. Joel Rinebold, Director of Energy, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) / CT Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Coalition (CHFCC)
  • Bill Elrick, Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership (CAFCP)
  • Emanuel Wagner, Deputy Director, California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC)

11:45am-12:30pm EDT | 8:45am-9:30am PDT

Move to breakout rooms for small group discussions and networking on the following topics:

  • Business opportunities in Bavaria – Introduction into the business landscape in Bavaria, as well as insights and exchange on key sectors, cooperation potentials and funding possibilities. (H2.B)
  • Scientific cooperation potentials between the US and Bavaria, Germany – Presentation of the international future laboratory "REDEFINE Hydrogen Economy (H2E)" and the network "TUM.Hydrogen and PtX". (TUM)
  • Introduction to the business, manufacturing and research landscape in Connecticut and Northeastern USA. Preview of the proposed US Department of Energy H2Hub region in Northeastern USA (Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey). Discussion on US federal policies and incentives in hydrogen / fuel cell sector. (CCAT/CHFCC)
  • Production, Deployment, and Storage of H2 in the US (CHBC) California Hydrogen Business Council
  • Application of Hydrogen in Mobility & Transport (CaFCP) California Fuel Cell Partnership