“It’s like we’re zipping along in a speedboat”
MAN People: You joined H-TEC SYSTEMS’ senior management in
December 2020. At MAN, you coordinated development of the energy storage
segment. How are you using this experience in your role at H-TEC?
At MAN ES, I
mainly worked on the integration of renewable
energies – in other words, how the share of wind
and solar can be further boosted and harnessed using energy storage. Setting up
processes and structuring product development were another part of my job –
which remains the case at H-TEC.
Venturing a peek into
the future, where is H-TEC headed?
objective is to keep the production costs for green hydrogen as low as
possible. This will be crucial if hydrogen is to make the breakthrough. PEM
electrolysis is the ideal technology in this respect. The goal we share with
MAN ES is to make PEM electrolysis and hydrogen an important part of MAN.
This will help achieve the MAN vision of generating 50 percent of revenue
with technologies in the decarbonization segment by 2030.
H-TEC’s overriding objective is to keep the
production costs for green hydrogen as low as
possible. This will be crucial if hydrogen is to make the breakthrough.
What political stimulus will help H-TEC to
achieve its Goals?
There are relatively few positive business cases
for green hydrogen without subsidies. We need politicians to provide further
incentives in the form of carbon pricing and monetary support for green,
carbon-free hydrogen over gray hydrogen produced with fossil fuels. Things are
already moving in the right direction in this respect.
You were at
MAN ES for seven years, holding various posts. What does this career move
mean for you?
It’s a great chance
for me to work entrepreneurially in a smaller and therefore more agile context.
With no lengthy decision-making processes, we can respond quickly. Which is
vital, as the market is evolving very rapidly and the competition is quick to
act too. It’s like we’re zipping along in a speedboat.
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