The Export Initiative Environmental Technologies of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) aims to disseminate environmental technologies and thus make a concrete contribution to sustainable development and better living conditions in other countries.
In 2016, the BMU launched the “Export Initiative Environmental Technologies”. The associated guideline for the promotion of measures in the field of the export of green and sustainable (environmental) infrastructure is intended to exchange knowledge and the application of innovative climate protection technologies and their infrastructure internationally. For sustainable development, suitable capacities and supply chains are also to be built locally, appropriate framework conditions are created and cross-project knowledge gained and processed. Since 2021, projects in the field of “green hydrogen and fuel cell technologies” for off-grid and decentralised power supply can be explicitly funded via the directive.
The funding is aimed specifically at German technology companies in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology that want to establish themselves on an international level and create sales markets worldwide. This is particularly about the provision and testing of systems that enable a low-CO2, off-grid power supply.
Priority will be given to international pilot/demonstration projects in which German technology companies in collaboration with research institutions contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to the general gain in knowledge and the associated opening of markets. Eligible for funding are also preparatory measures such as feasibility and conceptual design studies as well as initial projects of German AHKs.
Project ideas can be presented to the listed contacts at any time and, after consultation, developed into complete outlines. The general handbook of the EXI project management organisation provides an overview of the applicable funding regulations and formal requirements for outlines and funding applications.