November 10, 2022 17:43

Hydrogen Technology in the transportation of the future city

On today's agenda is efficient and sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emissions, and key questions arise: what is the role and future of hydrogen technologies in the transportation sector? Hydrogen is the key to zero emissions mobility.


"Hydrogen Technology in the transportation of the future cities" is a conference and matchmaking event that took place on 10 November 2022 in Budapest. The event  organized by Green Brother, the Hungarian member of EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB network and co-hosted by the Hungarian Hydrogen Association was taking place with the participation of representatives of stakeholders from the industry, city, and innovators in order to discuss the latest advancements in this sector.

Among the opening speakers were  Ákos Dervalics, CEO of Green Brother, manager of EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB Hungary,  István Lepsényi, President of the Hungarian Hydrogen Association, Michal Mackowiak board advisor at Hynfra (Poland),  Dr. Markus Hirth, business development director Kontakt Elektro.

The experts all emphasized the importance of innovations in the mobility industry. In his opening speech, Garreth Macnaughton director of innovation at EIT Urban Mobility drew attention to how can hydrogen contribute to making cities more sustainable, why hydrogen is important and how EIT Urban Mobility is boosting this as an alternative to fossil.

István Lepsényi, President of the Hungarian Hydrogen Association, spoke about the opportunities that have been and may be opened up for Hungarian manufacturers and suppliers in the field of hydrogen technology as a result of the agreements initiated by the Association last month, and about the efforts and trends that seem to be emerging at international level in the near future.

"Things are changing we should use this change because we are talking since long time and hydrogen economy but it was not making the last step in the implementation, now we are having a chance to make steps and we are discussing some of the pilot possibilities and it should make sense and I hope we can support it”  said Bence Huba, RIS manager at EIT Urban Mobility.

“That kind of initiatives are very needed to gather in the room different parties that are involved in the hydrogen economy and it is very important to have a common understanding, of what challenges are ahead of us and try to work together because this is a challenge that nobody can single-handed way follow” Michal Mackowiak board advisor at Hynfra (Poland).

During the panel discussion Csaba Vér, Research Assistant at the University of Pécs, Ákos Hegedűs, CEO of Linde Gas Hungary, Tamás Czikora, Head of mobility at MOL GROUP  dedicated to discussing existing hydrogen technologies, with an emphasis on utilizing hydrogen for mobility in cities.

Marian Nic, Innovation Lifecycle Officer at EIT Urban Mobility highlighted ”for the last discussion, it is really important to think about the human aspect and human capacity because we know in this professional area to talk about, but when we go to the city level there would be needs to be done more education and assimilation of the topic and how to get through all processions need to be done. It is really important”.

As a closing event of the conference, participants were able to take part in a business matchmaking programme, where registered companies had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with companies, cities, universities and research institutes to discuss future cooperation.


Green Brother, the Hungarian member of EIT Urban Mobility RIS HUB network. The mission is to build an industry-focused business network community that works for decarbonizing Europe by connecting and inspiring innovators of green industries, circular economy and mobility.