The general assembly of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV) recently decided that the association should be headed in the future by a voluntary executive committee and a full-time executive board.
The constituent meeting of the Presidium took place on December 10th. In it, Dr. Oliver Weinmann, Managing Director of Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH, elected President of the DWV.
On the occasion of the election as President of the DWV, Oliver Weinmann explains:
“Hydrogen has undergone an impressive development in the recent past; the lightest chemical element is considered to be the energy carrier of the future because of its diverse uses. This applies in particular to those areas in industry, transport and the heating sector that could not be decarbonised without the use of hydrogen. The federal government speaks of hydrogen as a key element of the energy transition. Various studies predict an EU-wide boom in hydrogen technology and name Germany as the most attractive market with the greatest potential. Now is the time to take advantage of this momentum and I am very pleased to be able to contribute here together with the board and the members of DWV. ”
Dr. Oliver Weinmann
Dr. Oliver Weinmann (born 1960) is the managing director of Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH. The subsidiary of Vattenfall GmbH focuses on the development of new business areas in the field of renewable energies. He studied process engineering at RWTH Aachen University and then did his doctorate at DLR in Cologne on solar thermal power plants. In 1992 he started his career at HEW in Hamburg and in 2003 he moved to Vattenfall as Head of Innovation Management. At the same time, he was Managing Director of Vattenfall Renewables GmbH between 2004 and 2007. In 2010 he was appointed Managing Director of Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH.
About the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV)
The German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV) has been an interest group since 1996 to promote the rapid market introduction of the energy carrier hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The aim is to bring all aspects of a future supply infrastructure with hydrogen, its production and energetic use – in particular energy conversion using fuel cells – into a factual and perspective discussion and to actively shape the market development. The 367 personal members and 131 member institutions and companies represent more than 1.5 million jobs nationwide; the association thus represents a significant part of the German economy (www.dwv-info.de).