The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is as of now funding fuel cell systems in the power class of up to 100 kWel. Fuel cell-based autarchic power supply systems for digital or critical infrastructures (critical infrastructure as defined by the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance) will be funded.

The funding rate amounts to a maximum 40 per cent of extra investment costs compared to conventional technology. The funding call has a volume of 3 million euros. Applications can be submitted until 15 October 2020.

The funding call is part of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (2016-2026) – or NIP II – and takes place in the framework of the market activation funding guideline.

The funding call is available now on the NOW homepage.

Application can be made through the easy-Online Portal.