The Linde group are organising the second International Hydrogen Day in Berlin.

Around 200 representatives from 10 countries are expected to attend the second International Hydrogen Day in the Axica at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on the 24th of February.

Dr. Belloni's speech at last years 'International hydrogen Day'///Photo courtesy of Linde

The event will be held under the umbrella of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headed by Executive Director of UNEP Professor Klaus Topfer, but organised by Linde AG. The German Minister for Economic Affairs, Wolfgang Clement will outline the Government's position surrounding the theme of the event 'Sustainable mobility and hydrogen'. High-ranking speakers will also be there from The European Commission, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Technology and Industry (METI), the US Department of Energy, as well as the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle, President and CEO of Linde AG///Photo courtesy of Linde

Linde will present a report on the costs of a Europe-wide Hydrogen society. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle, President and CEO of Linde AG said, It is high time we stop merely postulating about hydrogen as the energy source of the future, and begin taking real steps. This will require a broad coalition of responsibility.

Commenting on International Hydrogen Day, Professor Klaus Topfer said, In a world facing growing environmental problems and diminishing oil reserves, hydrogen is one of the most likely long-term options, especially for transportation.