Essen – For a climate-neutral future!
Hydrogen is of great importance for Essen, for achieving climate targets and preserving jobs. The transition to a public hydrogen bus fleet has been started and Essen’s companies are actively shaping the energy transition worldwide in many major projects. A H2 Advisory Board has been established which connects politicians and local H2-player.
With almost 600,000 inhabitants, Essen is the 10th largest city in Germany and home to nearly 23,000 companies. More than 250 companies and 15,000 people are working in the green economy sector in Essen. A large number of networked corporations, SMEs, research and educational institutions have excellent knowledge and experience along the entire hydrogen value chain. Additionally, the first European hub for hydrogen economy start-ups, H2UB, is located in Essen.