1st July 2013

New HyTrust report analyzes the media debate on the hydrogen mobility in Germany

Mass media as a mirror and generator of public opinion have a significant influence on the development of social acceptance. A media analysis of German-language newspapers and magazines reveals how the topic hydrogen mobility is constructed in the mass media discourse, how the concept is linguistically occupied by the different actors and how it is communicated to the public.


19th June 2013

10 main findings on social acceptance presented at the NIP General Assembly

Project leader René Zimmer (UfU) presented 10 main findings from the HyTrust research on social acceptance of hydrogen mobility at the NIP General Assembly in Berlin. The findings have been published in a brochure that was distributed amongst the stakeholders participating at the event.

Brochure download (in German only)

19th March 2013

Germans prepared for the hydrogen car


Almost all Germans have heard of hydrogen cars, most of them are excited about it. They are not afraid of risks, but they are skeptical about the costs and supply of hydrogen refueling stations. Hydrogen will make an important contribution to the German energy transition by being produced decentralised and from renewable energy sources.

This is the core result of the representative survey on hydrogen mobility presented by the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU).


30. September 2011

International Conference on Hydrogen Safety

Dr. René Zimmer und Joerg Welke presented findings of the project HyTrust to experts from all over the world at the 4th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety in San Francisco on September 12th.



16. May 2011

Citizens’ conference “Mobile with Hydrogen”

"Yes to hydrogen – if it’s green.” That is the central message of the citizens’ report that was presented to the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development today. The report is the result of the citizens’ conference “Mobile with Hydrogen,” which involved 16 citizens from Berlin and Brandenburg.


Hydrogen as fuel

"Yes, my friends, I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable. Water will be the coal of the future."

(Cyrus Smith in Jules Vernes novel "THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND", 1874)

Duration: September 2009 – August 2013

Project managment: Independent Institute for Environmental Issues
Greifswalder Strasse 4
10405 Berlin
Tel.: 030-428 49 93-34

Gouvernment authorities: The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development represented by the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.