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.
MS Münsterland back in the Borkum service after LNG conversion
After 16 months of construction, the MS Münsterland ferry of AG EMS is back in regular service on the route between Borkum and the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The Münsterland is the third LNG vessel in the AG EMS Group. It was converted from regular diesel propulsion to the more environmentally friendly alternative, liquefied natural gas (LNG). To achieve this, AG EMS received funding support from the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport's (BMDV) guideline on funding for equipping and retrofitting seagoing vessels for the use of LNG as a maritime fuel.
Plug-in hybrid ferry for the Kiel Fjord: christening of the MS Friedrichsort
The new vessel of the Kiel Tug and Ferry Company (SFK) will be called ‘MS Friedrichsort’, christened on 24 March 2022 on Kiel’s Reventlou bridge. This is already the second plug-in hybrid ferry for the SFK – the godmother is Astrid Leßmann, a member of the SFK Supervisory Board and Kiel council member.
“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.
Overview and classification of alternative fuels: new NOW GmbH factsheet
The roll-out of alternative fuels is a necessary prerequisite for achieving climate objectives – particularly in air and maritime transport, but also in other areas, such as long-haul road freight.
NOW GmbH/TUHH study highlights the potential for renewable methane as a truck and maritime fuel
The technical (exploitable) potential of renewable methane to replace fossil natural gas as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and ships is vast. This is the conclusion of a recent study by NOW GmbH and the Institute for Environmental Technology and Energy Economics (IUE) at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), of which the final report was published today.
BMWi funding programme for the construction of sustainable refuelling tanker ships launched
Building a sustainable bunkering infrastructure for shipping with flexible refuelling vessels and simultaneously boosting the maritime economy, which has been hit by the crisis: The new funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi – Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) meets exactly these objectives.