German technology companies and research institutions can apply for funding to develop applications for green hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The focus is on solutions, applications and pilot projects for supplying off-grid power.
An increasing focus is being placed on decentralised systems for a reliable and environmentally friendly supply of power, both in urban and rural areas. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s Environmental Technologies Export Initiative therefore also supports sustainable solutions for the application of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies worldwide, with the aim of improving quality of life in the long term. At the same time, it also creates international market opportunities for German green tech SMEs.
With the “Initiate. Network. Support.” brochure (original German title: “Initiieren. Vernetzen. Fördern.”), NOW GmbH has now published a brochure on behalf of the BMU that informs companies and research institutions about funding opportunities for projects in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies within the Environmental Technologies Export Initiative.
German technology companies and research institutions are shown step by step how they can realise their projects: from the project idea to implementation. They will be supported by NOW GmbH and its partners, DIHK Service GmbH, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the project management organisation VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.
Representatives from industry and research are also given information on the formal conditions regarding funding, such as the application for funding as well as the contextual orientation of the project idea and the funding application.
NOW GmbH actively promoting hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in the Environmental Technologies Export Initiative
Since the beginning of 2021, NOW GmbH has been expanding its activities within the Environmental Technologies Export Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU – Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit), which has been in place since 2017, and also oversees the funding of projects for off-grid and decentralised power supply using hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Dr. Julius von der Ohe, Programme Manager International Energy Concepts at NOW GmbH: “Electrification with renewable energies is one of the great global opportunities for achieving climate goals. The international market for decentralised and off-grid power supply is currently growing strongly. This holds potential for the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies – particularly for German companies and research institutions. At the same time, it also harbours opportunities for countries seeking to establish a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy supply. We are pleased to support the Environmental Technologies Export Initiative with know-how, contacts, experience and with our enthusiasm and passion for the issue.”
Further information (in German):
Environmental Technologies Export Initiative