Export Initiative for Environmental Protection (EXI): International exchange on green hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in decentralized energy supply
On 30 November 2023 in Berlin, those implementing projects funded under the Export Initiative for Environmental Protection (EXI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environmental, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV – Bundesministerium für Umweltschutz, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz), met for the first time.
EXI project HyTrA – First demonstrator goes into operation in South Africa
The objective of the HyTrA project (Hydrogen Tryout Areal) is to establish the use of hydrogen technology for decentralized electricity supply in South Africa. Decentralised stand-alone networks are to form the basis for advancing a reliable, environmentally-friendly and CO2-neutral electricity supply. On 13 July 2023, the first demonstrator of the project was launched in Cape Town, South Africa, and was attended by project leader ZUG gGmbH as well as NOW GmbH.
EXI study outlines potential of hydrogen for sustainable and decentralised energy supply with a view to emerging and developing countries
As part of the Export Initiative for Environmental Protection (EXI – Exportinitiative Umweltschutz), the “Prospects for the economic viability of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in decentralised energy supply” online event took place on 7 December 2022.
Fuel cells replacing diesel generators – The BMU’s Environmental Technologies Export Initiative in a nutshell
Under the slogan “Initiate. Promote. Network.”, NOW GmbH is using a short film to explain how the Federal Ministry for the Environment supports the development of decentralised and off-grid power supply using sustainable H2 technologies with the „Environmental Technologies Export Initiative” (EXI – Exportinitiative Umwelttechnologien) funding programme.
Best Practice climate protection: Clean Power Net (CPN) presents numerous new fuel cell applications from industry
The German fuel cell industry’s association for secure electricity and emergency power supply, Clean Power Net, is publishing a new digital information and best practice service on its redesigned website.
New NOW factsheet on fuel cells for decentralised power supply – Field of application: emergency power systems
Stationary fuel cell systems enable an uninterrupted and reliable supply of energy on site. This climate-friendly alternative is particularly appealing for emerging and developing countries, where grid power supply is neither stable nor widespread in many areas.
NIP 2: Call for funding for fuel cell systems for autarchic energy supply of digital or critical infrastructures
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is as of now funding fuel cell systems in the power class of up to 100 kWel. Fuel cell-based autarchic power supply systems for digital or critical infrastructures (critical infrastructure as defined by the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance) will be funded.