On the 31st In May, the H2Eco Award was presented for the first time as part of HANNOVER MESSE. The winner is ENGINIUS GmbH, a company of the FAUN Group. The traditional company FAUN relies on hydrogen propulsion and wants to make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change.
Hanover. Under the new ENGINIUS brand, the vehicle manufacturer FAUN, which specializes in municipal vehicles, is one of the first suppliers worldwide to offer hydrogen-powered trucks in series production. Thorsten Baumeister, COO of ENGINIUS, accepted the H2Eco Award at the Energy 4.0 Forum at HANNOVER MESSE.
The H2Eco Award was launched this year by the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV) e.V. and Deutsche Messe AG. The award honors technical innovation, efficiency and entrepreneurship as well as the contribution to climate protection. H2Eco stands for a hydrogen market economy that works according to the principles of economy and sustainability. According to the jury, the company ENGINIUS best met these criteria compared to its competitors.
“We are very pleased that our performance was honored today by the H2Eco Award. This shows that our long perseverance has paid off and that we are on the right track to making the future climate-neutral,” said Baumeister
The award was presented by Werner Diwald, Chairman of the Board of the DWV and Arno Reich, Head of Division at Deutsche Messe.
Werner Diwald: “With the H2Eco Award, we are sending a clear signal that the companies are ready and the market ramp-up has already begun. This is made clear by this year’s winner ENGINIUS. It is no longer about research and development, but about the concrete market launch. For this, politics must now also create the framework conditions.”
In addition to ENGINIUS, Clean Logistics SE and eFarming GmbH (GP Joule) were among the finalists who attended the award ceremony.