Results report for a joint electrical grid for light rail transit and buses
How can we combine the energy supply of light rail transit and e-buses and at the same time noticeably decrease operating costs? The intelligent direct current substation GUW+ supplies both city railways and trams, as well as charging stations for electric buses. Together with stationary energy storage systems, for example from used e-bus batteries, many new functions can be generated.
BMDV funds package combining charging station, PV system and storage
Announced by Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing, the funding programme for self-generation and use of solar power on residential buildings for electric vehicles begins on 26 September 2023. Owners of owner-occupied residential buildings can apply for a KfW subsidy of up to 10,200 euros for a charging station, photovoltaic system and battery storage, as long as there is an existent electric car or there is a binding order for one.
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.
Neubrandenburg: HyStarter region’s final report presented
What role can hydrogen play in climate protection, the supply of heat, the storage of electricity and, above all, mobility? And under what conditions is it possible to use hydrogen in the four-gate city of Neubrandenburg and the surrounding region? These and other questions have been addressed by experts from a wide range of fields over the past twelve months.
Hünfeld-Michelsrombach – Wind park generates green hydrogen for transport
ABO Wind is connecting a wind park with the manufacture and use of green hydrogen: the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport is supporting the Hünfeld-Michelsrombach project under the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology in the amount of approximately twelve million euros. The funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Manager Jülich (PtJ).
Funding to reduce shipping emissions: apply now!
With the newly issued BordstromTech-II guideline for the reduction of shipping emissions in sea and inland waterway ports, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is extending supporting measures aimed at the market activation of alternative technologies for environmentally-friendly onboard electricity and mobile shoreside power supply of seagoing and inland waterway vessels.
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.