BMDV supports ramp-up of climate-friendly road freight transport
In a summary of the first funding call on the guideline for funding commercial vehicles with alternative, climate-protecting drives and the associated refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI), the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is publishing figures on approved vehicles, charging infrastructure and feasibility studies.
Easy charging at service areas – new study published on setting up network connections for e-truck charging hubs
To enable the increased use of battery-electric trucks in transport nationwide in the near future, the establishment of a new, demand-focused charging network is already needed now. This charging infrastructure and its integration into the electricity grids are the subject of a new study commissioned by the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure.
Electric mobility regulatory map now available in English
The electric mobility regulatory map prepared by NOW GmbH outlines the central strategies, laws and regulations on European, national and federal state levels on the topic of electric mobility. Since its creation, colleagues have often requested an English translation, and here it is.
Mobile shore power: Study provides assistance for evaluation of potential in German ports
Commissioned by NOW, the study entitled: ‘Mobile shore power – technological possibilities and prerequisites‘ (Mobile Landstromversorgung – Technologische Möglichkeiten und Voraussetzungen (MoLa)), conducted by consultancies Hanseatic Transport Consultancy and MKO Marine Consulting, evaluates technological possibilities as well as prerequisites for the use of mobile shore power solutions in German ports. It should aid ports in switching to this climate-friendly technology option.
AAHa study on port handling technology with alternative drives: Huge potential, but still little available
Where do ports stand on the road to climate-neutral cargo handling? The study entitled: ‘Alternative drives for port handling equipment’ (Alternative Antriebe für Hafenumschlaggeräte (AAHa)), which was carried out by Ramboll and commissioned by NOW, takes stock of port handling equipment with alternative drives and provides an overview of their emissions-saving potential.
World’s first methanol-powered fuel cell system receives certification
Freudenberg ePower Systems has reached an important milestone in developing sustainable technologies in the maritime sector with its receipt of ‘Type Approval’ by the international classification society RINA. The methanol-operated fuel cell system makes it possible to operate ocean-going vessels in a climate-neutral way, and at the same time, efficiently and safely.
e4ships – Fuel cells for maritime application: Shipping industry sets course for technological innovations
There have always been innovations in shipping. But the scale of the transformation process that has now begun towards the broad decarbonization of shipping is raising the bar entirely. Green hydrogen, its derivatives processed to e-fuels and PtX fuels, and the fuel cell systems they power on ships, are the focus of today’s international trade fair for the shipping industry, SMM. The maritime industry and innovation cluster e4ships will report on application concepts, scientific findings and application experiences at this event.
HyStarter Wismar presents first project ideas
The “HyStarter for the Wismar region” hydrogen network, initiated by Stadtwerke Wismar public utility company, presented its first project ideas and results on 22 August 2022 during an information event in the town hall of the Hanseatic City of Wismar. The projects presented are possible applications of hydrogen in the region, which can thereby contribute to the energy transition and help towards achieving independence from energy imports.
First Hyundai hydrogen commercial vehicles arrive in Germany
The first Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell hydrogen trucks for Germany have arrived in Bremerhaven. The first seven trucks are part of a total of 27 vehicles that are scheduled to be delivered to Germany in the coming weeks directly from the Hyundai plant in South Korea.