Dr. Vandana Kumar (MNRE) visits green hydrogen projects in Germany

Dr. Vandana Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), visits green hydrogen projects in Leuna and Leipzig on 3 May 2022. Dr. Kumar is responsible for solar energy and green hydrogen at the ministry. At the Fraunhofer Centre for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Leuna, Prof. Dr. Ralph Gottschalg gave a lecture on the green hydrogen projects of the centre. Afterwards, the group visited a large-scale electrolyser test field and a hydrogen compressor from Linde. In Leipzig, the group was welcomed to the office of the European Energy Exchange EEX. Discussions were held on the upcoming European green hydrogen trade and upcoming international tenders that will initiate a global market ramp-up. A highlight was the tour of a hydrogen-capable gas turbine in Leipzig South, which is about to be commissioned. Mr. Thomas Brandenburg, Director of New Business Models at Stadtwerke Leipzig, spoke about the role of green hydrogen for future-oriented electricity suppliers. 

CEO Energy-Roundtable with Minister Singh (MNRE) and State Secretary Dr. Patrick Graichen (BMWK) 

On 3rd May 2022, representatives of German companies and associations spoke with Minister Singh about investment opportunities in India, among other things. Dr. Vandana Kumar, Dr. Nicole Glanemann, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK) and Sebastian Knoke, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) attended in person and made use of the opportunity to engage in conversation with the participants. The focus was on energy market developments in hydrogen, solar and offshore wind. The activity was part of the H2Uppp program funded by BMWK to support the market ramp-up of green hydrogen in India.

 

Impressions of the visit of Dr. Vandana Kumar in Leipzig

Impressions of the visit of Dr. Vandana Kumar in Leipzig

Impressions of the visit of Dr. Vandana Kumar in Leipzig

Impressions of the visit of Dr. Vandana Kumar in Leipzig

Dr. Vandana Kumar at the CEO Energy-Roundtable

Participants of the CEO Energy-Roundtable in Berlin

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