German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

The German Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Association (DWV) is the umbrella organisation promoting hydrogen and fuel-cell technology in Germany. As advocates for research and development of the industry since 1996, the DWV has been successful in an energy policy and economics context. The objective is to push for a swift market introduction and actively shape the development of hydrogen as an energy carrier.

Hydrogen is the energy carrier of the 21st century

In combination with renewable primary energies, it provides a basis for the energy economy of the future. The German Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Association (DWV) is the umbrella organisation in Germany for all concerned with the general application of hydrogen as an energy carrier. We also advocate that hydrogen be produced from renewable energies – for a sustainable energy economy.

Our challenges and mission

Together our member firms employ more than 1.5 million people in Germany; the association therefore represents a considerable section of the German economy. These companies need a suitable economic and legal framework that enables them to continue developing as sustainably as possible under the changing environmental conditions.

Active engagement in politics, business and public awareness

•    As the leading lobby group for the special interest of reliable, affordable and emissions-free transportation fuels and energy supplies, we make our voice heard in politics as well as the media and we campaign for fair competition.
•    We formulate the justifiable interests of the branch in order to secure the business environment needed by our industry.
•    In regular contact with political decision-makers, by targeted lobbying activities we ensure that our positions and arguments are considered during the development of legislation.
•    We expound to the public the advantages of using hydrogen and fuel cells, and their relevance to the system in a sustainable energy economy, by targeted activities in the media and at national and international events.