McPhy Energy Appoints CEO for German Subsidiary

30 May 2012

Roland KaeppnerMcPhy Energy, the French hydrogen storage company, has announced the appointment of Roland Kaeppner as CEO of new German subsidiary McPhy Energy Deutschland GmbH. Kaeppner joins McPhy from Siemens Hydrogen Solutions, where he was Vice President. McPhy is developing and manufacturing commercial systems to store hydrogen in metal hydrides and has recently signed contracts in France, the UK, Italy and Japan to demonstrate its technology. Commenting on his move to McPhy, Kaeppner said:

“Germany will play an essential role for building a future hydrogen economy. Our ambitious goals for the energy transition, hence expanding renewable energy generation can only be realized if economic energy storage technologies are implemented. In parallel, global players in the automotive, gas and oil industry are pushing fuel cell powered mobility with a strong focus on the German market. Hydrogen is a unique energy carrier which will leverage synergies between both demands and create new business opportunities where in some areas traditional industry, utility and mobility markets will merge. I find in McPhy solutions the reliable, safe and cost efficient hydrogen storage technology, which will play a key role to drive the future hydrogen value chain”.

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