How to break away from fossil fuels with hydrogen?

The smarter E Podcast Episode 88 | April 14, 2022 | Language: English

With the end of fossil fuels now clearly in sight in the near future, hydrogen is increasingly taking center stage in the search for efficient alternatives. Such alternatives are crucial for the successful long-term implementation of the energy transition in all sectors and for climate protection. The German government is convinced that green hydrogen will play a central role in this as a versatile emission-free energy carrier. What are the economic and commercial opportunities for the European Union? And what role do countries like Qatar play? This and more is revealed to us by Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm, among others director of the Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B) and member of the German Council of Economic Experts ("Wirtschaftsweisen").


  • 2.02: How will the actual geopolitical situation influence the hydrogen strategy in Europe?
  • 7:30: How does the investments in LNG terminals effect the longterm hydrogen strategy?
  • 13.31: Are the previous measures of the EU Hydrogen Strategy fast enough?
  • 15.29: What economic benefits can be realized with the use of hydrogen?

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About Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm & H2.B

Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm has been head of the Chair of Economics, esp. economic theory, at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2008 and has additionally been a member of the H2.B board since 2019. Prof. Grimm is active in various advisory bodies at federal and EU level, for example in the National Hydrogen Council of the German government, the German Council of Economic Experts ("Wirtschaftsweisen"), the Scientific Advisory Board of the BMWK and the Expert Commission for the monitoring process "Energy of the Future" at the BMWK.

The Center Hydrogen.Bavaria (H2.B) is a strategy and coordination center for hydrogen-related topics and activities in Bavaria, initiated and financed by the State of Bavaria. The Center acts at the crossroads between industry, science, politics and the public in a national and increasingly in an international context. The activities of the Center are divided into the areas “Strategy & Roadmap Development”, “Technology & Innovation”, “Public Relations”. In addition, the H2.B coordinates the Hydrogen Alliance Bavaria.

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