Business roundtable meeting on Green Hydrogen during Renewable Energy India

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) in collaboration with the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) organised the tenth business round table on the topic of ‘Green Hydrogen’ on 5 October, 2023 during Renewable Energy India 2023 at Greater Noida. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the green hydrogen market developments and the potential of Indo-German green hydrogen projects.

Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Hydrogen Executive Advisor to the Thyssenkrupp Board, highlighted the key objective of Germany’s “National Green Hydrogen Strategy” which is fostering an international green hydrogen economy. He emphasised how this presents an excellent opportunity for collaboration between India and Germany.

Ms. Seema Bhardwaj, Director, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), explained GTAI's pivotal role for both German and Indian companies. She underlined the significance of the Trade and Invest segments of GTAI for organisations.

Ms. Shivani Chaturvedi, General Manager, IGCC, mentioned that Germany anticipates the need for 20 to 50 Gigawatts of Power-to-X (PtX) plants by the year 2030. Furthermore, the German industry will continue depending on energy imports in the form of green hydrogen or green ammonia from overseas sources. This presents a timely opportunity to evaluate prospects within this sector.

Mr. Tobias Winter, Director, IGEF-SO briefed the audience about the German funding schemes for green hydrogen projects and  laid out the objectives of Germany’s “National Hydrogen Strategy”, the grant funding for Indo-German Green Hydrogen projects. He moderated discussions with the attendees who were senior representatives from diverse industry segments of the green hydrogen value chain and thanked  all representatives for their inputs for a meaningful exchange.

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