The „NRW Hydrogen HyWay” was inaugurated by Dr. Jens Baganz, secretary of State for the economy of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, last November during the 8th annual meeting of the competence network Fuel Cell and Hydrogen NRW of the state agency EnergieAgentur.NRW. This new lead project in the framework of the climate protection strategy of the state government comprises numerous individual projects for development and demonstration of the fuel cell and hydrogen technology. More than 50 M€ will be provided during the years to come from state funds and the European fund for regional development. One of the projects includes partners from North Rhine-Westphalia and The Netherlands to develop of a city bus with fuel cell propulsion. The 18 m long  buses will operate in Amsterdam and the Cologne region after a development time of about one year. Two vehicles each will be provided for both sites. Partners from North Rhine-Westphalia are Vossloh Kiepe GmbH from Duesseldorf and Hoppecke Batterien GmbH & Co. KG from Brilon. They are supported scientifically by FH Cologne and RWTH Aachen. The North Rhine Westphalia region is part of HyER (formerly HyRaMP), Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Electromobility in European Regions.