Intersectoral participation and cooperation format to establish hydrogen economy


In the context of the energy transition the necessity of additional energy storage capacity for excess wind and solar power has risen. The transformation of electricity produced from renewable energy sources via electrolysis to hydrogen could be used as a method of storage. At the same time, the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technology offers the possibility to link systems separated so far - like electricity, heat, mobility and industrial resource usage - with each other and establish new intersectoral cooperation.


The hybrid power plant Prenzlau, the power-to-gas plant from E.on in Falkenhagen or Mainova in Frankfurt/M., the construction of a hydrogen model region in Central Germany in the context of the HYPOS-project, the HyPort-project in Waren, the installation of a wind hydrogen economy in the region Unterelbe or the Audi E-gas project, those are all leading innovative projects testing a systematic use of hydrogen regionally and supraregionally.


Within the scope of this work package, two case studies currently trying to use hydrogen as a comprehensive energy source in practice will help identify participation and cooperation formats. Both case studies seek to inquire different societal, financial and institutional cooperation formats systematically and determine experiences and factors of success applicable to other regions in Germany. Moreover, cooperation formats will be analyzed in regard to their performance and potential opportunities and risks.

Contact Enrico Howe: 

+49 (0)30 238 884 211

enrico.howe [at]

Contact Dr. René Zimmer:

+49 (0)162 208 4754

rene.zimmer [at]