BMVI launches call for Sino-German R&D cooperation projects in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles
As of immediately, project outlines for German-Chinese research and development cooperation projects in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles can be submitted. The virtual “Sino German Electro Mobility Innovation and Support Center (SGEC)” unites and coordinates the activities and projects of German-Chinese cooperation on electric mobility with both battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology.
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 tender for the Deutschlandnetz
The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is today launching the tender for the Deutschlandnetz (“Germany Network”). Companies and consortia of companies can now enter the tender for the contract to build and operate around 900 fast-charging sites throughout Germany.
Climate-friendly shipping: world’s first use of CO2-neutral synthetic liquefied gas in maritime freight transport
The container ship ‘Elbblue’ (formerly ‘Wes Amelie’) was refuelled today in Brunsbüttel with 20 tonnes of CO2-neutral synthetic liquefied gas (SNG) for the first time. For the shipping industry, this is another significant milestone on the road to environmentally- and climate-friendly shipping.
Fuel cells finally allowed on board
After more than ten years of development work, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted safety regulations for the approval of ships with fuel cell drives, which will come into force in May 2022 following adoption by the Maritime Safety Committee.
Innovation cluster project: ‘High-capacity charging in long-haul truck transport’ (HoLa) is launched
Led by Fraunhofer ISI and under the auspices of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry), the ‘High-capacity charging in long-haul truck transport’ (»Hochleistungsladen im Lkw-Fernverkehr« (HoLa)) is one of three innovation clusters for climate-friendly truck drive technologies recently introduced by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
The future of Made in Germany: Positive interim assessment in implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy
About a year after the adoption of the National Hydrogen Strategy, the federal cabinet today issued a report with a positive interim assessment of its implementation thus far. Green hydrogen is a central component of the success of the energy transition in Germany, but also for achieving national and global energy and climate goals.