Roundtable on Green Hydrogen in Kolkata & Mumbai

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) along with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce organized a round table and networking dinner on the topic of ‘Green Hydrogen’ in Kolkata and Mumbai, on 22nd November and 8th December 2022, respectively.

The aim was to discuss the current green hydrogen market developments, the German funding schemes for green hydrogen projects and the potential for Indo-German Green Hydrogen projects. 

The session in Kolkata opened with welcome remarks from Mr. Manfred Auster, Consul General of the German Consulate, Kolkata. He deliberated on the ‘National Hydrogen Policy’ in Germany; the importance of using Green Hydrogen and the need to collaborate with other countries, especially with India to shift the whole infrastructure to using Green Hydrogen. The session in Mumbai opened with welcome remarks from Dr. Nicole Glanemann, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), who reiterated the need for private businesses to take an active role in building the roadmap for green hydrogen in India.

Notable speakers included Mr. Sidharth Jain, Founder & CEO of MEC Intelligence and Mr. Tobias Winter, Director of IGEF-SO.

Mr. Jain presented his views on the Green Hydrogen Market Developments in India, the usage of Green Hydrogen in India, the aim of the ‘National Hydrogen Mission’ by the Government of India, and several policies pertaining to Green Hydrogen.

Mr. Winter briefed the audience about the German funding schemes for Green Hydrogen projects. He laid out the objectives of Germany’s ‘National Hydrogen Strategy’ and provided insights into Green Hydrogen trading in Germany and the grant funding for Indo-German Green Hydrogen Projects. He emphasised on the immense potential of Indo-German cooperation in the field of Green Hydrogen.

The presentations were followed by thought-provoking discussions which were moderated by Ms. Sabina Pandey, Regional Director of IGCC, Kolkata and Mr. Stefan Halusa, Director General of IGCC. Organizations belonging to varied industry sectors participated in the round table meetings.

For any further details please contact Ms. Shivani Chaturvedi at shivani.chaturvedi(at)