STAWAG launches innovation project: Green hydrogen for the Aachen region
Aachen energy supplier STAWAG is entering the field of hydrogen technology: an electrolyser is to be built at the Aachen Nord wind farm, which will generate green hydrogen from wind power. This can be stored and will power buses operated by the Aachen transport company, ASEAG.
Skilled trades look to hydrogen as a climate-protecting energy source
The German Federation of Skilled Crafts (Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks – ZDH) has drafted a position paper on the opportunities and challenges of hydrogen and fuel cell technology for the skilled crafts sector. The paper summarises the key demands of the sector for the further development of the hydrogen strategy.
“High level of ambition is needed and possible” – National Hydrogen Council comments on EU’s Fit for 55 package
At the meeting of the National Hydrogen Council (Nationaler Wasserstoffrat – NWR) on 29 October 2021, discussions included the EU’s Fit for 55 package. The package includes proposals from the EU Commission on the revision or modification of directives and regulations in the area of climate protection policy for the purposes of implementing the European Green Deal.
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.
3rd annual NaKoMo conference: Forging new paths together
Entitled “Redistribution of the public space – forging new paths together”, the third annual conference of the National Competence Network for Sustainable Mobility (Nationales Kompetenznetzwerk für nachhaltige Mobilität - NaKoMo) takes place today.
NWR pleads for sustainability in hydrogen imports
The German National Hydrogen Council (NWR – Nationale Wasserstoffrat) has adopted sustainability criteria for import projects involving renewable hydrogen and power-to-x products at its meeting on 29 October 2021. NWR chairperson Katherina Reiche said that the rapid set-up of the global hydrogen economy is critical to meeting climate goals. Germany is dependent on hydrogen imports in order to meet projected demand. It is decisive therefore in this process to formulate criteria in time for the sustainable production and use of hydrogen.
NWR sees need for improvement in EU subsidies for hydrogen
A massive ramp-up in hydrogen technology is needed to implement the European Green Deal and to achieve the climate goals. In order to make the investments required for this, the subsidy framework of the EU must be urgently amended.
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.
Meta-study published on the topic of hydrogen combustion engines
NOW GmbH has published a meta-study on the subject of hydrogen combustion engines as alternative drive systems, comparing both the scientific data and the TCO costs. In this study, the hydrogen combustion engine is compared with a conventional diesel engine as well as with a fuel cell system under different conditions and applications.