Andreas Froemmel, Vice-President of Business and Commercial Development at FuelCell Energy Solutions, GmbH (FCES) has been appointed as Vice-Chair of hydrogen (H2) specialist organisation, Hydrogen Europe.

In his new role as Vice-Chair, Froemmel will shape and execute the establishment’s Hydrogen Europe initiatives along with Raphaël Schoentgen, Board Chairman of French utility company, ENGIE.

According to a press release, his leadership at Germany-based FCES has “directly impacted the market awareness of affordable and ultra-clean stationary fuel cell power plants in Europe,” after having implemented installations in both Germany and the UK.

The FuelCell Energy Solutions team is pleased to be part of the solution for achieving the energy and environmental goals of Europe

His vocation at the European institution will seek to accelerate the deployment of H2 technologies across the continent. It is believed he will continue to carry out his role in both firms.

Hydrogen Europe is a principal industry association dedicated to advancing the deployment of H2 and fuel cell technologies in Europe. FCES is one of around 100 companies that forms the organisation.

Chip Buttone, President and CEO of parent company FuelCell Energy, Inc., signified, “Industry leaders working cooperatively and closely with regulatory and government officials, such as Hydrogen Europe is doing, illustrates the value of public/private partnerships for showcasing the many advantages of greater H2 adoption for clean and affordable power and transportation. The FuelCell Energy Solutions team is pleased to be part of the solution for achieving the energy and environmental goals of Europe.”