“High level of ambition is needed and possible” – National Hydrogen Council comments on EU’s Fit for 55 package
At the meeting of the National Hydrogen Council (Nationaler Wasserstoffrat – NWR) on 29 October 2021, discussions included the EU’s Fit for 55 package. The package includes proposals from the EU Commission on the revision or modification of directives and regulations in the area of climate protection policy for the purposes of implementing the European Green Deal.
Fuel cells for aviation – Groundbreaking ceremony for BALIS test field in Empfingen
DLR is establishing a unique test field in the BALIS project. It will be used to develop and test fuel cell drives for various modes of transport. The focus is on fuel cells with an output of around 1.5 megawatts.
BMVI launches funding call for development platform for power-to-liquid fuels
Project outlines for the establishment and operation of a development platform for electricity-based liquid fuels (power-to-liquid, PtL) with a production capacity of up to 10,000 tonnes of PtL fuel per year can be submitted as of immediately to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur).
Preparation for funding support for PtL kerosene – call to submit non-binding outlines
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is launching the market ramp-up of electricity-based liquid fuels (power-to-liquid, PtL) with a call for non-binding project outlines, with a special focus on PtL kerosene. The call is part of a market test for the development of a funding guideline currently being drafted by the BMVI. In this way, the BMVI is implementing the PtL roadmap for air transport and triggering the sustainable production of PtL kerosene in Germany in order to make a more pronounced contribution towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector. The submission of non-binding project outlines is possible from now until 15 October 2021.
Federal government, states and industry agree on roadmap for the market ramp-up of climate-friendly PtL aviation fuels
Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of the Environment Svenja Schulze and the President of the German Air Transport Association BDL, Peter Gerber, today signed the “PtL Roadmap” together with officials from other federal and state ministries along with representatives from the aviation and petroleum industries as well as plant manufacturers and operators.
Emission-free flying with hydrogen – BMVI funds BALIS project with 26 million euros
The German Aerospace Center (Das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)) is taking the next step towards hydrogen-based passenger aviation without pollutant emissions. Parliamentary State Secretary Steffen Bilger today presented the over 26 million euro subsidy note to the BALIS project of the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics.
The HY4 hydrogen passenger aircraft receives permit-to-fly
Having successfully completed test flights, the first four-seater passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell battery system was unveiled at its home airport of Stuttgart on 11 December 2020. It incorporates the latest generation of zero-emission propulsion technology.