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.
New application procedure for development funding of renewable fuels begins
With a total of 640 million euros, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is funding the development of renewable fuels. The two-stage application procedure is now open.
BMVI launches funding call for development platform for power-to-liquid fuels
Project outlines for the establishment and operation of a development platform for electricity-based liquid fuels (power-to-liquid, PtL) with a production capacity of up to 10,000 tonnes of PtL fuel per year can be submitted as of immediately to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur).
Study commissioned on behalf of the BMVI: The conceptual and technical design of a development platform for PtL fuels
In order to achieve climate neutrality, the use of electricity-based fuels is essential for many areas of application. The aviation industry in particular will continue to rely on liquid fuels in the future. Yet the widespread industrial-scale production of electricity-based fuels (power-to-liquid, PtL) still poses a major challenge.
Preparation for funding support for PtL kerosene – call to submit non-binding outlines
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is launching the market ramp-up of electricity-based liquid fuels (power-to-liquid, PtL) with a call for non-binding project outlines, with a special focus on PtL kerosene. The call is part of a market test for the development of a funding guideline currently being drafted by the BMVI. In this way, the BMVI is implementing the PtL roadmap for air transport and triggering the sustainable production of PtL kerosene in Germany in order to make a more pronounced contribution towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector. The submission of non-binding project outlines is possible from now until 15 October 2021.
One million electric vehicles on German roads for the first time – more than half are purely battery-powered
According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt), approximately 57,000 electric vehicles were newly registered in Germany in July. With these new registrations, German industry and the federal government have reached their mutual goal of bringing one million electrically powered vehicles onto Germany’s roads . More than half of these are purely electric vehicles, the remainder are plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. Germany is thus living up to its claim to become the leading provider and lead market for this key mobility technology.
At a glance: NaKoMo workshop – “What will drive us in the future?”
According to the Climate Action Plan, CO2 emissions in the transport area must be reduced by 40 to 42 per cent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. This can only be achieved by switching to CO2-free fuels. But which fuel is suited to which purpose? What do cities and districts have to consider if they want to convert their fleets? Who will help them to do it?
BMVI publishes first funding call for alternative drive systems in rail transport
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is implementing a further measure of its Electrification Plus Programme: Funding support for alternative drive systems in rail transport. The first call for funding from the corresponding “Funding Guideline for the Promotion of Alternative Drive Systems in Rail Transport” (“Förderrichtlinie zur Förderung alternativer Antriebe im Schienenverkehr”) was published today.