Electric vehicles account for a quarter of new monthly registrations in April
In April 2022, 45,992 electric vehicles (24,287 of which were fully electric vehicles and 21,705 plug-in hybrids) were registered in Germany. That represents a quarter of the total new registrations in the month of April. The current total figure: 1.5 million e-vehicles, of which almost 800,000 are fully electric.
First zero-emission pusher boat ELEKTRA christened in Westhafen, Berlin
In Berlin’s Westhafen today, Mayor Franziska Giffey christened the ELEKTRA. After almost two years of construction at the Hermann Barthel GmbH shipyard in Derben and transfer to the Westhafen in Berlin, now the long-term testing of this unique, innovative and emission-free pusher boat can begin.
HyLand-Symposium: Federal Minister Dr. Wissing welcomes new hydrogen regions – HyPerformer enters second round
Berlin, 12 May 2022 – Federal Minister Dr. Wissing opened the HyLand Symposium in Berlin today. In addition to presenting the subsidy notes to the second round HyExperts and greeting the 15 new HyStarter regions, he announced another call in the HyPerformer category. All categories are now in the second phase of the BMDV initiative: ‘HyLand – Hydrogen Regions in Germany’.
Federal Ministry of the Environment begins new round of funding for ‘Environmental Technologies Export Initiative’ (EXI)
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) has launched a new funding round of the ‘Environmental Technologies Export Initiative’ (Exportinitiative Umwelttechnologien – EXI). Project outlines may now be submitted. NOW GmbH is the contact for the green hydrogen and fuel cell technologies area.
Next HyStarter begins work: Dialogue event in the four-gated city of Neubrandenburg
The search for geopolitically independent energy sources and efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and associated climate change are the driving forces of a comprehensive energy transition in Germany. The share of non-renewable energy sources is to be reduced to a minimum. But as renewable energy sources have characteristics making them slightly less flexible to use – including production being weather dependent or difficulties in terms of transport and storage – modifications are needed to make the industry sustainable.
Hystarter Bendorf launches into the hydrogen era
It’s the beginning of an new era in Bendorf: On 4 May, the city took its first step on the road to a regional hydrogen strategy with its first information event for interested citizens, commercial partners, municipal entities, trade associations, and scientific and political representatives.
Premiere: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility present new hydrogen train and hydrogen storage trailer
The H2goesRail joint project is developing a completely new overall hydrogen system for rail transport – First rollout of the Mireo Plus H hydrogen train by Siemens Mobility and the hydrogen storage trailer for mobile hydrogen refuelling by Deutsche Bahn – Important step for phasing out diesel and switching to climate-friendly transport