Renewable energy and the electricity-based fuel it produces represent the foundation for mobility of the future. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are thereby the key to enable the complete integration of alternative forms of energy in the transport sector. From 6:00-8:00pm on 14 December 2016, Federal Minister Dobrindt together with members of the Committee for Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the German Bundestag along with representatives from involved industry and science, will discuss the aims and associated measures ensuring hydrogen and fuel cells achieve their full technical potential in regard to clean mobility.
Within the scope of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), the market preparation of products in this technology sector was supported with government funding amounting to a total of 0.7 billion euros. Industry also contributed a further 0.7 billion euros to this sum. On the occasion of the conclusion of the programme, the Clean Mobility with Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (Saubere Mobilität mit Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzelle) Conference will take place in Berlin, 14-15 December 2016. Over two days, leading representatives from politics and business will highlight the achievements the programme has accomplished and discuss the future challenges for the nationwide implementation of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.
Technological developments in the area of mobility on dry land as well as on the high seas are a point of focus of the conference. The lighthouse projects “Clean Energy Partnership” and “e4ships” will take stock of the achievements made and developmental status of the refuelling infrastructure as well as the technological advances in vehicle development and the innovations in the maritime area.
In the area of Special Markets, the ongoing development of the technology for deployment in emergency power supply, for logistics companies as well as for industrial vehicles will be reviewed.
The foundation for the sustainable use of hydrogen is its production from renewable sources of energy. As part of the event, key results from studies will be presented highlighting the potentials of power-to-gas.
Another essential element for the success of the technology is its acceptance among the general public. Results from the HyTrust and HyTrust Plus projects will provide an overview of the public perception of hydrogen and fuel cells.
To conclude the conference, a glance will be cast into the future: the continuation of the National Innovation Programme (NIP II) was recently resolved for the time period until 2026, and has the goal to accelerate the market launch and competitiveness of the associated products.
As a special highlight of the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to test drive the latest fuel cell vehicles.
Conference participation is free of charge.
Information on the programme along with registration details will soon be available and published at nip-konferenz.de.