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Action plan for the development of the battery industry

The government has developed an action plan for the development of the battery industry, which will help Hungary achieve its climate neutrality goal by 2050.

Péter Kaderják, chief adviser to the Minister of Innovation and Technology, announced the news at the opening of the Hungarian Battery Day international conference in Budapest on Thursday. He drew attention to the fact that the Hungarian battery industry is growing rapidly, which is one of the breakthrough points of the domestic industry.

Attila Steiner, Secretary of State for the Development of the Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, said at the event that the ministry welcomes the establishment of the Hungarian Battery Association, which can count on the cooperation and help of the Hungarian government. 

The primary goal of the ministry is to make the products developed and manufactured here more and more dominant, in addition to products solely manufactured in Hungary, Steiner emphasized. 

The state secretary also said that implementing a green transition in the economy is a huge challenge, but the process creates new jobs and adds value at the same time — and it is profitable for the economy as a whole. 

The battery industry plays a key role in the successful implementation of a green transformation, the development of which is being implemented with the action plan and a new professional organization and being carried out in cooperation with the European Association, he added.

At the conference, representatives of policy-makers and industry partners, as well as scientific institutes, discussed the possibilities of the action plan in plenary presentations and roundtable discussions. 

They also point out that Hungary has the second-largest battery production capacity in Europe after Germany.

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