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Slovak National
association (NVAS)


The current trend in energy is to gradually increase the efficiency of energy processes, actively seek for new sources and at the same time bring environmentally friendly possibilities of use.

Hydrogen can provide answers to current energy questions, including the depletion of fossil fuels, the search for a new suitable alternative as a fuel, especially in the field of transport, the accumulation of electricity produced from renewable sources and the elimination of greenhouse gases. Thus, hydrogen is an option that offers a solution.

The National Hydrogen Association (NVAS) was established in 2015 as a joint initiative of natural and legal entities in order to support research, implementation and use of new technologies that actively use hydrogen and fuel cells.

The National Hydrogen Association supports hydrogen technologies in the transition to low-carbon economies. NVAS defined two main goals when it was established.

  • As a professional association, it will play a key role in the implementation of best practices in the Slovak Republic and shape effective public policy.
  • The second key role of the association is to be a benefit to its members in terms of prompt delivery of reports on regulatory decisions, new policies and technologies in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells.

Following the example of Hydrogen Europe by the National hydrogen association plays an important role in the preparation of new legislation and contributes to the transformation of the Slovak energetics, industry and transport to low-carbon.

Besides drafting of legislation, the National hydrogen association also acts as a trade association, which associates representatives of various sectors such as industry or research and science, and thus creates the conditions for the development of mutual cooperation.

In this case, the National hydrogen association plays a key role in promoting best practices and new research and technological knowledge from both domestic and global environments. At the same time, it offers the possibility of building and sharing a network of potential business and professional partners for its members.

The National hydrogen association is a member of Hydrogen Europe and cooperates with Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), which enables public-private partnerships at European Union level in the field of industrial research. The Joint venture shall prepare its own strategic research program and fund projects selected on a basis of calls for proposals, applying the rules for participation in the horizon. The advantage of such cooperation is the possibility to apply for financial support under Horizon 2020 with a budget of 1.33 billion EU.


Výkonný výbor NVAS


Mgr. Ján Weiterschütz, MSc.

Pôsobí ako predseda Národnej vodíkovej asociácie od júna 2021. Je členom združenia od roku 2018. Má skúsenosti s riadením, prípravou, realizáciou a prevádzkou projektov v oblasti fotovoltických elektrárni a malých vodných elektrárni. Má ambície zaradiť asociáciu do medzinárodnej siete vodíkových agentúr a úzko spolupracovať s Európskou komisiou a ústrednými európskymi agentúrami ako je napríklad FCH JU alebo Hydrogen Europe za účelom zapojenia Slovenska do medzinárodných projektov. Druhou jeho prioritou je spolu s ministerstvami a zástupcami priemyslu, samospráv a tretieho sektora identifikovať pilotné demonštračné projekty vodíkových aplikácií pre Slovensko.

Ing. Peter Hegeduš

Je členom výkonného výboru od roku 2018. Má bohaté skúsenosti v oblasti riadenia, prípravy, realizácie a prevádzky viacerých projektov zameraných na obnoviteľné zdroje energie na Slovensku ako aj v zahraničí. Je spoluzakladateľom a výkonným členom viacerých asociácií združujúcich záujmové osoby vo vybranom druhu obnoviteľných zdrojov energie. Vo svojej praxi má skúsenosti s vytváraním, pripomienkovaním a tvorbou legislatívnych noriem a stratégií na Slovensku.

Ing. Samuel Babjak

Samuel Babjak is the founder of the National hydrogen association with many years of experience in creating business structures, developing new activities and projects and introducing new technologies to the market. Within the framework of its activities, he operates in the areas of electricity production from renewable energy sources, smart solutions and new technologies in transportation of people and goods, building operation and maintenance of infrastructure and the use of state-of-the-art practices and technologies in agriculture.