The aim of the project is to create a supplementary study, ‘Green Hydrogen Concept’, for the fishing port and the Lune Delta business park.
The study focuses on investigating the main components of electrolyser, infrastructure and joint products. There are application scenarios in the fields of mobility, logistics, industry and heating.
ISL‘s information centre is currently investigating scientific publications covering Hydrogen applications in the field of transport and logistics.
The goal is to produce an overview of the current status of related scientific research. The outcome of this investigation can be used as a scientific basis for subsequent research and development projects, which are expected to commence in the near future.
ISL Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics
The e4ships cluster management scheme is a joint project involving leading German shipyards, shipping companies, fuel cell manufacturers, universities and classification societies and is funded by the German government as part of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (Nationales Innovationsprogramm Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie, NIP) in the field of stationary applications. The aim of the project is to create suitable conditions for establishing maritime mobility using hydrogen and fuel cells over the next ten years. In this context, specific topics such as the securing of shoreside conditions and technical standards are prepared and presentations are given to potential customers or the bodies responsible for ports and seagoing vessels, such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and those international institutions responsible for inland navigation (ZKR/CESNI).
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure; National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP)
In order to establish fleets of fuel cell vehicles and an adequate hydrogen infrastructure in Europe, the projects H2ME and H2ME2 were initiated with a total investment volume of around 67 million euros from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The leasing company Alphabet Fuhrparkmanagement sold 35 fuel cell cars for the greater Hamburg area.
The aim of the project is to increase the number of fuel cell vehicles on Europe’s roads by 2022 and establish a pan-European network of hydrogen fuel stations. With a total of around 1,400 vehicles and 49 ultra-modern fuel stations, the project is one of the most ambitious hydrogen utilisation projects in Europe.
Germany, France, UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Austria
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)
Using four fuel cell buses (12 m) from the EvoBus company and two battery-powered buses (18 m) with fuel cells as range extenders from the Solaris company, this project pursued the aim of further advancing the practicability of hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses in local public transport and reducing the emission of carbon dioxide and other airborne pollutants.
Following the end of the project, the battery-powered buses with fuel cells as range extenders continue to operate as part of the Hamburger Hochbahn transport company’s regular bus services.
Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
Trialling of an innovative emergency power generator with a fuel cell (6 kWel) at a transformer station operated by the Stromnetz Hamburg power company. The system will replace diesel motors and reduce the number of additionally required lead-acid batteries.
Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie (NOW)
Following on from the demonstration-based deployment of two fuel cell baggage tractors between 2006 to 2009, Hamburg Airport successfully completed the month-long testing of a fuel cell baggage tractor in September 2019. Thirty such vehicles are to be purchased and put into regular service by 2024.
Hamburg (Hamburg Airport)
As part of several funding projects, hydrogen fuel stations have been, and continue to be, established in Hamburg. These include:
Nationales Innovationsprogramm Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie (NIP); Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS)
The H+R Ölwerke company has installed a 5 Mwelel proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser at the port of Hamburg, the operation of which also enables the company to participate in the reserve market. The hydrogen produced by this facility is used for the refining of crude oil products (e.g. plasticisers, mineral oils, paraffins and base oils).
Sponsored by EFRE-Funds (European Funds for regional devolopment) from the city of Hamburg
Clean Logistics provides a fundamental contribution to climate protection in commercial freight transport thanks to alternative drive solutions that are practicable in the short term, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
The conversion kit developed by Clean Logistics for existing vehicles used in heavy freight transport features a fuel cell and battery in combination with an electric rear axle drive. This leads to zero emissions on the road and no additional emissions during the production of new vehicles.
Hamburg / Winsen (Luhe)
Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie (NOW); Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
The aim is to optimise the efficiency and dynamic controllability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. This is being achieved through the targeted modulation of the electric field within the fuel cell by means of an electric field modulator.
A new reactor type for integrated methanation in PEM electrolysers is to be developed. In order to realise the resulting efficiency gains and cost reductions, a plasma catalyst hybrid reactor is being developed that facilitates high levels of revenue and dynamic operations even in low temperatures.
Forschungsförderung im 6. Energieforschungsprogramm; Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI); project holder Jülich
Development of a region of expertise for the researching and development of hydrogen technologies.
Development of concepts for how hydrogen and renewable energies can be utilised for transport, heating, electricity and storage.
Commercial establishment of, and support for, new companies working in the area of hydrogen.
Establishment of a network of regional partners from the spheres of business, academia and politics who could later help implement these ideas.
InvestPort - Industrial and Commercial Area at Rostock Laage Airport; Region Landkreis Rostock and Hanseatic City of Rostock
Landkreis Rostock together with additional partners; Wirtschaftsförderung LK Rostock
The Institute of Renewable Energy Systems is structuring the joint efforts at the Hochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences with regard to applied research and practice-based teaching within the field of utilising renewable energy sources and hydrogen technology.
The institute’s academic work centres around interdisciplinary research, teaching, education and training, and technology transfer in the area of modern energy systems, with a special emphasis on hydrogen- and fuel-cell technologies. The highlight of the annual dialogue on current hydrogen-related topics is the international REGWA energy symposium https://www.hochschule-stralsund.de/regwa/.
Stralsund und the whole region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
HOST – Hochschule Stralsund; IRES – Center for renewable energy systems
The Norddeutsches Reallabor (North German Physical Laboratory) is investigating the holistic transformation of the energy system, with the aim of contributing to the rapid decarbonisation of all consumer sectors.
Distributed across five geographical ‘hubs’ in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, the intention is to develop large-scale sector-coupling concepts focusing on hydrogen and energy-efficient solutions for heating in residential districts.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
project holder Jülich
Study on the potential of alternative fuel and/or action plan for suitable production, storage, distribution and application scenarios for hydrogen as a fuel in road transport.
WEMAG AG; Stadtwerke Schwerin; Transportunternehmen Volker Rumstich Parchim; Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
With a focus on coastal land / wind energy, the region is one of nine throughout Germany that are to be boosted via the federal HyStarter programme in order to develop into regions of special expertise in hydrogen.
The region’s stakeholders will receive organisational and technical assistance over the course of two years and jointly develop initial concepts on the topics of hydrogen and fuel cells using renewable energies in transport, as well as in the spheres of heating, electricity and storage.
Region Rügen-Stralsund und Vorpommern
u.a. Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen; Hochschule Stralsund HOST - Institut für regenerative Energiesysteme; Stadtwerke Stralsund; Verkehrsgesellschaft Vorpommern-Rügen; Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie
Decentralised generation of ‘green ammonia’ (i.e. a compound of hydrogen and nitrogen) using locally generated wind and solar electricity, air and water, as well as its use as an innovative energy source, especially as a fuel in the maritime industry, and for direct power generation.
One aim is the development of an innovative thin-film membrane for high-temperature electrolysis.
„Region Nord-Ost“, consisting of vast areas of Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns (Cities of Rostock, Stralsund, Greifswald, Neubrandenburg as well as the surrounding region) and Uckermark
Various allies at the fields of economy and science of the region
Hydrogen concepts for mobility (local public transport centrally in Schwerin) with synergies in industrial processes (heating/cooling).
City of Schwerin, Stadtwerke Schwerin
Using 100% green energy, hydrogen (electrolyser 50 to 100 MW) is generated and currently distributed directly to the region (ports, buses, cars, industry) as well as currently being converted into synthetic natural gas (SNG). This serves as a replacement to natural gas in order to make local industrial operations 100% emission-free.
In addition, the SNG is liquefied (LSNG) and used as a replacement fuel to LNG in transatlantic shipping and logistics. The CO2 is derived from biomass combustion. As innovative elements, the project will also address oxy fuel and the recycling of CO2 in a closed circuit as research topics.
The project’s aim is to reduce emissions at Seaport Emden by using hydrogen in onshore port operations, logistics and for the ships docking at the port.
The feasibility study will examine the opportunities for generating hydrogen from surplus wind energy during real-life port operations and putting said hydrogen at the disposal of the port’s users.
Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG, abh INGENIEUR-TECHNIK; DBI - Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH; MARIKO GmbH; Tyczka Energy GmbH
Development of a cross-border technology cluster for the establishment of physical laboratories to develop skills, processes and systems for the efficient production, storage, usage and transport of hydrogen in the Wadden Sea.
Ameland (NL) & Borkum (D)
FME, abh Ingenieurtechnik GmbH,MARIKO GmbH,Hochschule Emden/Leer,Gemeente Ameland,Borkumer Kleinbahn und Dampfschifffahrt Gesellschaft ,HyGro Technology B.V. ,Nordseeheilbad Borkum GmbH,Wagenborg Shipping B.V.,Resato International B.V.
Tel: +49 491/926 - 1179
Objective: development, construction and marketing of alternative propulsion systems for the logistics sector; combination of hydrogen-powered fuel cells and lithium-ion battery systems
Winsen/L. (IHK Lüneburg)
Federal Ministry of Transport
Preparation of implementation projects in the value chain, from renewable energies to freight and passenger transport (HGV, local public transport)
IHK Lüneburg und IHK Stade
The alliance is an association of companies, research institutes and networks from throughout Lower Saxony, whose aim is to initiate research and development projects focusing on hydrogen technologies and to support the development of a hydrogen economy in Lower Saxony.
Becker Büttner Held Consulting AG, DEEP.KBB GmbH, Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e.V., ecos Consult GmbH, Enercon GmbH EWE AG, hannoverimpuls GmbH, Hochschule Emden/Leer, H2-Region Emsland, IAV GmbH, JA-Gastechnology GmbH, Landkreis Emsland, Niedersachsen/ Bremen e.V., Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) IfES, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, MARIKO GmbH, NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank, Oldenburger Energiecluster OLEC e.V., PLANET GbR, RWE Generation SE, Lingen (Ems), Oldenburg (Oldb), Stadtwerke Emden GmbH, SWO Netz GmbH
H2Mobility promotes the establishment of charging infrastructure for hydrogen throughout Germany. Oldenburg is thus also receiving a fuel station in autumn 2019.
As an attractive residential and tourist region, the most north-westerly part of Germany is thereby being incorporated into the nationwide network of the first 100 H2 fuel stations – and prepared for a pioneering future technology within the sphere of private transport.
Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, TOTAL
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
The project’s objective is to develop solutions for the energy system of the future, a system that will be defined by sector coupling: companies, research institutes and local authorities from the north of the Netherlands and northern Germany are developing experimental systems for the storage of renewable energies.
North of the Netherlands and Northwest-Germany
The Oldenburger Energiecluster e.V. supports the project at building up communication and network.
Oldenburger Energiecluster OLEC e.V.
Tel: +49 441/361 16-565
Energy from neighbours, for neighbours: under this banner, a ‘smart city’ residential district of around 110 residential units is being developed at the Oldenburg Air Base (Fliegerhorst Oldenburg), whose energy needs will be met largely with locally generated energy.
The resulting concept for residential sites, also termed ‘energy neighbourhoods’, represents an alliance of generators and consumers in direct interaction with one another.
Fliegerhorst in Oldenburg
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (PT-J.EGF1)
The partners of Element Eins wish to investigate how electricity from local wind farms can be converted into hydrogen via a large-scale electrolyser and ultimately fed into existing long-distance gas pipelines.
This physical laboratory concentrates on issues of electricity and gas network integration and the technical configuration of the electrolyser, as well as the development of operator models and the regulatory environment.
Gasuine, TenneT und Thyssengas
Tel: +49 231/91291-0
The aim of the project is to position the administrative district of Lüneburg (the districts of Celle, Cuxhaven, Harburg, Heidekreis, Lüneburg, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Osterholz, Rotenburg (Wümme), Stade, Uelzen and Verden) as a model hydrogen region, as it offers great potential for a pioneering hydrogen economy (production, storage, transport, distribution and use/consumption of hydrogen).
Regional sources of potential and activities relating to hydrogen are being brought together within a network in order to achieve a regional consolidation of expertise that includes SMEs, industry and academic institutions.
Landkreise der ARTIE-Region, IHKs als Kooperationspartner
Working with six academic and industrial partners, the KEROSyN100 research project aims to bring electricity-based green kerosene closer to the point of market readiness.
The central objective is the production of environmentally friendly kerosene using hydrogen generated through green wind energy. Such electricity-based fuels represent synthetic fuel substitutes that could replace conventional petrol, diesel and kerosene on a one-to-one basis.
Westcoast of Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg
Universität Bremen, Advanced Energy Systems Institute (AES)
W2G Energy’s hydrogen project encompasses the entire value chain for the cross-sectoral use of wind energy. The conversion of surplus green electricity into hydrogen via electrolysis provides the foundation for feeding the hydrogen into the SH NETZ energy company’s gas network in Brunsbüttel.
It is also made available for the fuelling of vehicles with fuel cells at an H2 fuel station, thereby helping to advance the regional energy transition.
Wind to Gas Energy GmbH & Co. KG