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About the Hydrogen Impact Investment Awards 2024

Clean hydrogen is playing a critical role to reach net-zero carbon emissions. More than 30 countries have released official hydrogen strategies and roadmaps to ramp up their hydrogen consumption and develop the required infrastructure.

The Hydrogen Impact Investment Awards aims to recognize and reward excellence in aspects of hydrogen investment, finance, and innovation development. The awards celebrate the companies and individuals for their excellent business strategies, innovative achievements, outstanding accomplishments of projects and their social responsibility throughout the hydrogen supply chain.

Why you should Join

A.  Promote the industry

The award is free to apply, thus we are intended to help the projects, the teams and individuals maximize the value they deliver to clients and the regions.

B.  Encourage your team

Shine the limelight on your team’s fantastic work and reward every member of your team that contributed.

C.  Make your mark

Display and celebrate your success over the last year and be recognized by the industry leaders from governments, oil & gas, developers, investors and other stakeholders involved in hydrogen value chain

D.  Expand your network

Win new business and open opportunities for new clients by rubbing shoulders with award-winning businesses.

Awards Ceremony Table Plan

Impact Awards Winners 2024

Categories are open to individuals, groups, businesses or organizations, public and private sectors in the hydrogen industry. The rigorous judging process by a panel of industry experts ensures a highly ethical that you and clients can trust.

A. IMPACT Investor of the Year 2024

This category recognizes corporations, venture capital firms, and other financial institutions that have made significant investments in the hydrogen industry to advance the development and utilization of hydrogen across various sectors. 
This award aims to celebrate the impact investors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting sustainability and driving positive social and environmental change through their investments in the hydrogen sector.

2023 Winner:

B. IMPACT Individual Achievement 2024

This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the hydrogen industry. Eligible candidates can include researchers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and other individuals who have played a critical role in advancing the development and utilization of hydrogen in various industries. This award aims to honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and innovation in their contributions to the hydrogen economy and have made a significant impact on the industry's growth and sustainability.

2023 Winner:

Valérie Ruiz-Domingo
Group Hydrogen Vice President

Dr. Stefan Kaufmann
Hydrogen Executive Advisor to the Thyssenkrupp Board

C. IMPACT Green Hydrogen Project of the Year

This awards recognizes an outstanding project that has made significant contributions towards the advancement of green hydrogen, which is crucial for achieving net-zero carbon emissions and accelerating the development of hydrogen consumption and infrastructure worldwide.

2023 Winner:

D. IMPACT Fund of the Year 2024

This award recognizes funds managed by corporations, organizations, or investment firms that have demonstrated a strong commitment to providing strategic financial support to global hydrogen projects, infrastructure, technologies, and other related initiatives. 
This award aims to honor funds that have made a significant impact in advancing the growth of the hydrogen economy and promoting sustainable development.

2023 Winner:


E. IMPACT Port of the Year 2024

The Impact Port of the Year award is given to a port that has implemented active hydrogen projects and has played a vital role in becoming a center for hydrogen development and sustainability. The port should also have made efforts to connect the hydrogen value chain on a global scale. 
This award recognizes the contribution of the port towards the development of a hydrogen economy and its role in promoting sustainable energy practices.

2023 Winner:

F. IMPACT Technology of the Year 2024

This award celebrates innovative and breakthrough technologies with the potential to drive significant advancements in the hydrogen value chain. Eligible technologies can include those related to hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and utilization. 
This award recognizes the outstanding contribution of technologies that have the potential to transform the hydrogen industry and accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

2023 Winner:


Awards Timeline

Nomination Start: December 14, 2023
Nomination Close: August 4, 2024
Judging Day: August 9 - August 23, 2024
Announcement of the Finalists: August 25, 2024
Announcement of the Winners: September 2, 2024

Evaluation Criteria

A.  Safety and stability 30%
B.  Degree of the Technological Innovation 10%
C.  Technical and Environmental Benefits 30%
D.  Economic Benefits 20%
E.  Proof of Innovation 10%

The jury team gives scores of 1 – 5 for each of these dimensions.

  • 5 points: More than expected

  • 4 points: Meet expectations

  • 3 points: Basically meet expectations

  • 2 points: Fall short of expectations

  • 1 point: Not at all as expected


Contact the Awards Team

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Awards Enquiries

Cami Wang

+86 156 1856 0256

Awards Enquiries

Zoe Zou

+86 139 1506 6029

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