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Austria : Lower Austrian start-up HydroSolid wins Austria's largest start-up competition


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    The Lower Austrian hydrogen storage startup HydroSolid is the winner of the #believeinyourself CHALLENGE, the largest startup competition in Austria. The Wilhelmsburg company is therefore the start-up of the year 2022.

    HydroSolid is developing a technology for storing hydrogen. The "Hive One" is to be used in the future, for example, by private consumers who want to store green hydrogen for their own energy needs. However, use in industry, in mobility, in aviation or for space applications is also being considered. The start-up has already been able to prove that the latter point in particular offers particularly exciting opportunities. It was included in the business incubator program of the European space agency ESA (ESA BIC Austria) via the Lower Austrian incubator program from accent.

    "We were just on a delegation trip together on the subject of hydrogen in Bavaria, Europe's pioneer in the use of hydrogen technology, and now I can congratulate Lukas Renz and his HydroSolid team on being named Startup of the Year 2022. It makes me very proud that Lukas Renz brought this title to Lower Austria and that we were able to make a small contribution to his success with our accent incubator program. I wish HydroSolid continued success in growing, emphasizes Jochen Danninger, State Councilor for Economic Affairs.

    Green hydrogen will drive the energy transition and lead to an environmentally friendly and, above all, independent future concept. But storage is still a challenge. We are solving this problem with our "HIVE ONE" and making hydrogen accessible for many areas of application for the first time," explains Lukas Renz, co-founder of HydroSolid. We are therefore particularly happy about winning the #believeinyourself CHALLENGE. The prize money should also be reinvested immediately.

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