Balancing energy supply security and climate change

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From May 30 to June 2, some 2,500 companies are exhibiting their technologies for the factories and energy systems of the future at the Hanover fairgrounds. Under the main theme of “industrial transformation”, they demonstrate how connected production facilities can operate more efficiently and conserve resources, as well as how to generate and transmit energy in a sustainable way.

“Given the current global political situation, the topics of Hannover Messe are more relevant than ever,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe, during the preview of Hannover Messe. can provide security of supply and growth in an ever-changing world – politically, ecologically and economically – while combating climate change. Innovative technologies will play a key role in this,” he added.

Among the exhibiting companies are companies such as Siemens, Bosch, Schneider Electric, Schaeffler, Microsoft, SAP and Service Now, as well as many medium-sized industrial companies such as Beckhoff, Festo, Harting, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Wago and Ziehl-Abegg. They are accompanied by major research institutes such as Fraunhofer and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as around 100 start-ups who find Hannover Messe an ideal platform for networking with industry.


Green energy and hydrogen promote security of supply and climate protection


When it comes to CO2-neutral production and energy security in Europe, renewable energies and green hydrogen play a key role. Many companies are already leading the way with concrete solutions. For example, Bosch, exhibiting at Hannover Messe, has created a hydrogen cycle in its Industry 4.0 factory that produces green hydrogen for industrial processes.

Due to the current debate on energy supply, the topic of hydrogen is gaining in importance at Hannover Messe. “We have been offering the largest European platform for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry for years. In Hannover, more than 200 companies, including Iberdrola, Saint Gobain, Emerson, ElringKlinger, Plug Power, Siemens, Phoenix Contact , Enapter, Bosch, Hexagon Purus, Nel Hydrogen, Hydrogenious and GP Joule present solutions for a sustainable energy supply based on hydrogen derived from renewable energy sources,” said Köckler.


Using digitalization, automation and AI to fight climate change


Europe is striving to become climate neutral by the middle of the millennium. More and more companies have set themselves ambitious goals and are in the process of completely converting their production and services. Hannover Messe exhibitors provide the necessary technologies.

Not only can the production of virtually any good be made more resource efficient and energy efficient with the help of state-of-the-art machinery and equipment, but solutions from mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering, software and IT industry can also significantly improve the control processes of complex systems, thereby spurring innovation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world.

Recording the CO2 footprint across entire supply chains is often the first step towards climate neutrality. Siemens, exhibiting at Hannover Messe, has developed software that captures emissions data throughout the supply chain and combines it with data from the company’s own value chain to determine the actual carbon footprint of a product.


Economic policy platform plus partner country Portugal


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa will jointly open Hannover Messe. This year, Portugal is the partner country of the largest industrial fair in the world.

More than 120 companies from the partner country Portugal have registered for Hannover Messe 2022. Under the motto “Portugal Makes Sense” they present their products and solutions for digital transformation, energy transition and reliable supply chains.

Other political personalities, such as Frans Timmermanns, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister for Education and Research, have also confirmed their presence. This means that after a two-year “coronavirus break”, the Hannover Messe once again offers an international stage for economic policy discourse. According to Köckler, “at the end of May, the global industrial community will look to Hanover. This year in particular, Hannover Messe 2022 can send economic policy signals and build bridges. »

In addition to the show exhibits, attendees can expect a first-class support program. The four stages of the conference cover topics such as Automation, Cloud & Infrastructure, Analytics & Data Management, Digital Platforms, Robotics, IT Security, Artificial Intelligence, Renewable Energy , green hydrogen, energy-efficient and CO2-neutral production, digital energy management, circular economy and much more. The complete program will not only be available to visitors on site, but will also be simultaneously broadcast via the Hannover Messe website.

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