Climate-friendly shovelling and levelling – e-excavator starts operation
The Dachstiftung Diakonie in Gifhorn is on its way to more sustainability. What began as waste separation and using environmentally-friendly paper is now trumped by the latest acquisition for its gardening and landscaping fleet. The e-excavator will be used to level pathways and dig up trees.
Hydrogen-powered waste disposal vehicle for Aschaffenberg municipal utilities
The waste management of Aschaffenberg’s municipal utilities focusses on sustainability and emission-free mobility, also for their vehicle fleet. Municipal utilities head Dieter Gerlach has now been presented with a funding notice from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in the amount of around 670,000 euros. Funded under the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP II), a hydrogen-operated waste management vehicle will be purchased.
2.4 million euros for emission-free waste disposal in the Barnim district
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director (Spokesperson) of NOW GmbH, presented a notification of funding in the amount of 2.4 million euros to Christian Mehnert, Managing Director of Kreiswerke Barnim for the procurement of four waste collection vehicles with alternative fuel cell technology.
AGL: €1.2m funding for 2 large road sweepers with hydrogen drives
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has approved funding of up to around €1.2 million for the purchase of 2 large road sweepers with emission-free fuel cell technology. The purchase is funded under the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP 2), which is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).
Zweckverband Ostholstein receives funding of more than 2 million euros
In Ostholstein, a first step has been taken towards climate-neutral waste collection: The Zweckverband Ostholstein intermunicipal association has received a total of 2.266 million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the framework of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP II) for the acquisition of three waste collection vehicles powered by fuel cells.
First electric waste collection vehicle with fuel cell technology in operation in Mainz
With the procurement of two waste collection vehicles incorporating fuel cell technology, the City of Mainz is sending a clear signal for a low carbon and sustainable future. According to Lord Mayor Ebling, traffic is responsible for a high proportion of climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions, which have even increased over recent years and: “This must be vigorously fought against.”
One million electric vehicles on German roads for the first time – more than half are purely battery-powered
According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt), approximately 57,000 electric vehicles were newly registered in Germany in July. With these new registrations, German industry and the federal government have reached their mutual goal of bringing one million electrically powered vehicles onto Germany’s roads . More than half of these are purely electric vehicles, the remainder are plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. Germany is thus living up to its claim to become the leading provider and lead market for this key mobility technology.
Emsland: Waste management company to use hydrogen-operated bulky waste vehicle
Meppen, 23.07.2021. The Emsland waste management company is demonstrating what the future of mobility looks like. On 19 July, the district administrator of Emsland, Marc-André Burgdorf, presented a funding notification from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in the amount of €796,000 at the central landfill site in Wesuwe. Provided under the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP II), a hydrogen-operated bulky waste vehicle will be funded which will collect waste in Lingen and Emsbüren from the autumn of 2022. More than 30 tonnes of CO2 can be saved per year by using the CO2-neutral bulky waste vehicle.