Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe 2022 co-located with Carbon Capture Technology Expo which took place on 19-20 October in Bremen, Germany was incredibly successful drawing in a crowd of almost 6,500 attendees from 90 different countries. The exhibition space saw an increase of 300% compared to 2021 with 350+ exhibitors, whilst the conference had 60% more delegates, cementing Hydrogen Technology Expo as the world’s largest hydrogen event.
Exhibitors showcased their latest innovations from across the hydrogen and carbon capture value chain with many saying they were able to find new customers, access new markets and identify where their products can be best positioned. They were also pleased with the calibre of attendance and how international the event was.
It was evident that attitudes towards CCUS in Germany were changing with policymakers acknowledging its importance alongside hydrogen utilisation to achieve Germany’s ambitious 2045 net-zero target.
“I’m very proud to have this fair and conference here because it’s the world’s largest hydrogen congress and we want Bremen to be part of northern Europe’s hydrogen strategy,” said Bremen Minister of Economy Kristina Vogt who opened the exhibition and conference.
“CCS is becoming more important because we are not able to decarbonise our very heavy industry in Germany without CCS, and therefore a partnership with Norway, which I visited last June, is so important.
“It’s a real responsibility for me as a Minister of Economic Affairs to lead this industry in the future.”
There appeared to be a hunger for carbon capture trade fairs and conferences with the CCUS conference track attracting rooms full of delegates, and exhibitors waiting to catch their breath between visitors at their booth.
Bilfinger Sales Manager said: “The fair has been very good for us. We have had interests from new suppliers who we met here and customers whom we had never heard of until now.”
CS Combustion Solutions Managing Director Andreas Kraxner said: “It’s our first time here and we’ve had a lot of interest, a lot of leads. We think there are a lot of projects we can take a step further.”
Kraxner mentioned that CS Combustion Solutions will also be exhibiting at Carbon Capture Technology Expo North America which is taking place on June 28-29 June, 2023.
“Let’s see what the US market can do for us and what we can do for it,” Krasner added.
The German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce saw Hydrogen Technology Expo co-located with Carbon Capture Technology Expo Europe as a great opportunity to hold an event bringing together companies and political representatives from the two countries to collaborate on hydrogen and CCUS.
The two-day event held in Messe Bremen hosted top quality players in the hydrogen and carbon capture sphere, including governments, large corporations, and new innovators on the scene.
“Who said CCUS wasn’t a thing in Germany!” said an attendee.
Charlie Brandon Hydrogen Technology Expo Event Director said: “We’ve had a phenomenally successful event and we’re very pleased with how it turned out. Looking forward to next year where we look to expand as we continue to push forward the energy transition. We’d like to thank all our exhibitors and speakers who took part in this event.”
Mike Robinson, Trans-Global Events CEO, the company that organises Hydrogen Technology Expo said: “The second edition of Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe co-located with Carbon Capture Technology Expo saw phenomenal growth, with more than 350 exhibitors taking part. Visitor attendance has doubled this year, and we have seen a significant rise in the number of conference attendees.
“The interest in hydrogen is global and this year we were extremely pleased to see an increase in international visitors attending from more than 90 countries. Combined with Carbon Capture Technology Expo, the event is now the world’s largest trade show dedicated to hydrogen and carbon capture technologies and solutions and we are looking forward to seeing even more international companies take part in next year’s event.”
Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe co-located with Carbon Capture Technology Expo will return to Bremen on 27-28 September 2023.