Péter Kaderják has been appointed as the head of Hungary’s new Zero Carbon Centre (ZKK) that will contribute to meet Hungary’s 2050 climate-neutrality goal as a knowledge hub that encourages cooperation between different disciplines.
Péter Kaderják is Hungary’s former State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) at Corvinus University Budapest. He also served as the Chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA).
The new organisation was established at the Centre for Higher Education and Industrial Cooperation of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics seeking collaboration with researchers and students of the university, who play an active role in the development of technological innovations. In addition to the technological aspect of the green transition, the centre will address the economic, social and regulatory aspects of the transformation.
The centre already has some specific projects on the horizon planning to accelerate for instance the development of the hydrogen economy in Hungary. In addition to supporting the use of hydrogen for transport, ZKK will also examine the potential of blending hydrogen into natural gas in the gas grid. The centre will also help the uptake of Hungary’s battery industry, decentralised renewables production and energy communities among many others and supports literacy about the transition to a zero-carbon economy by developing a curriculum for students enrolled in higher education.
The new Zero Carbon Center is supported by Hungary’s Ministry for Innovation and Technology.