The implementation of the NIP has started

On 23.09.08 met for the fourth time the General Assembly of the “Strategy Council hydrogen fuel cell” in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. In addition to a Message from Wolfgang Tiefensee was the representatives from politics, science and industry especially the current state of implementation of the NIP and the presentation of the first lighthouse projects in the area of mobility (CEP) and stationary applications (CALLUX) reported.

National Innovation Program hydrogen and fuel cell technology (NIP), jointly with representatives from politics, science and industry created to market the preparation of these technologies to support it. With the founding of the National Organization Ltd. NOW hydrogen and fuel cell technology in February 2008 and the publication of the promotion in June 2008 were the preconditions for the implementation of the NIP created. The range of projects ranging from component development system tests up to the everyday operation of hydrogen and fuel cell applications, the applicants include scientific institutions, startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) but also large corporations.

More than 100 projects in all fields of application are currently being intensively discussed. In the transport sector in particular within the framework of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) vehicle fleets of the next generation prepared and put into operation. The necessary hydrogen infrastructure will be expanded and the first projects for hydrogen production based on the results of the study GermanHy concrete. In the field of stationary applications are lighthouses for domestic energy, for the industrial cogeneration and in the naval field started or in planning. In the specific markets it will be demonstration projects for the board power to special vehicles to critical power and a range of other applications.

“We are delighted that with the launch of the first lighthouse projects, the implementation of the NIP has started” said Klaus Bonhoff, managing director and spokesman of NOW MORE GmbH lighthouse projects, including in the field of special markets will soon follow. “This is a crucial step to strengthen leadership in Europe and the international competitiveness of Germany in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology,” said Bonhoff further.

National Innovation Program hydrogen and fuel cell technology (NIP)

The NIP has been preparing the market for hydrogen and fuel cell technology in the fields of transport, domestic energy applications, industrial applications and specialized markets as a strategic alliance of federal ministries (BMVBS, BMWi, BMBF and BMU) with industry and academia formulated. With the NIP, designed as a ten-year program (2007-2016), research and development and demonstration activities and market preparation targeted and effective suppor. Together with the financing by the industry in funding from 1.4 billion Euro available.

NOW Ltd.

The National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH has the task by 2016 the “National Innovation Program Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology” (NIP) of the Federal Government to coordinate and implement. These include the evaluation and selection of projects, especially for the demonstration activities, the linkage of research and development with the demonstration, international cooperation, communication and knowledge management.

NOW operates a continuous process of consultation with all stakeholders: responsible ministries and their promoters, industry, research institutes, federal and local initiatives. Through the overall coordination of a hand is a targeted development of the hydrogen and fuel cell technology at the national level to international competition. NOW is so central point of contact for the whole of hydrogen and fuel cell industry in Germany.

Source: NOW Ltd.

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This post was written by admin on October 6, 2008

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell project started Callux

Instead collector on the roof: hydrogen power plant in the basement. Federal Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, the pilot project “Callux” for domestic energy supply before.

Tiefensee: “We encourage the fuel cells for home. About 800 highly efficient heaters are nationwide in basements of private single-and multi-family houses and installed over a period of eight years for their practicality tested. The goal is to fuel heaters in 2015 at the market, a real alternative to conventional devices to create. The fuel cell technology brings the highly efficient combined heat and power in every house. It produces electricity and uses the waste heat than useful. This saves up to 30 percent of primary energy, “said Federal Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, on the occasion of the launch the hydrogen project Callux.

For Callux have energy suppliers and manufacturers heaters with the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban together to practice in a large-scale test the use of stationary fuel cells in the building sector on a trial basis. Serves as fuel gas, which is converted to hydrogen. Through the production of electricity and heat will increase the efficiency of the energy considerably.

Tiefensee: “Energy is a scarce resource. The prices will keep rising. I want housing and mobility for all remains affordable and long-term supply of energy is guaranteed. We will initiate the energy turnaround. The fuel cell technology will bring us this goal is a big step closer. “

Callux comprises a consortium from all over Germany. The National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) is the cooperation of heaters manufacturers (Baxi Innotech, Hexis, Vaillant, Viessmann) energy suppliers (EnBW, E. ON, EWE, MVV, VNG) and science (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Stuttgart) coordinate.

Callux

The total volume of the project amounts to 86 million euros. The BMVBS participates with around 40 million euros. Overall, the BMVBS in the next ten years, 500 million euros for the promotion of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in the National Innovation Program – short NIP – available. These funds are attached to the commitment of the industry linked to at least the same amount in the implementation of the NIP to participate. Together with existing programs of the Economic and Research Department will get a long-term program with a total volume of around 1.4 billion euros.

Tiefensee: “The successful launch program shows that by building strategic partnerships in programs targeted investment commitment and willingness of industry risk in the market preparation of future technology can arouse. Callux is only the first step. I do I ensure that we have a similar Launch program on battery technology start.”

Source: BMVBS

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This post was written by admin on September 26, 2008

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Kia shows Kia Sportage FCEV in Paris

At the Paris Motor Show 2008 (Mondial de l’Automobile, Public days October 4-19) Kia Motors presents the first world public the new Kia Soul. In a separate “Soul World” will be heavily customizable crossover model in seven versions to be seen. An eighth copy of the study Kia Soul hybrid, shows the Korean brand its “green area” ( “Green Zone”) along with other environmentally friendly Kia premieres: the Kia cee’d ISG with start-stop system, the study hybrid and fuel cell study Sportage FCEV

Kia Sportage FCEV

In its “Green Zone” at the Paris Salon Kia Motors presented its latest developments in the field of environmentally friendly technologies. While the Kia Soul hybrid, the cee’d hybrid and fuel cell vehicle Sportage FCEV studies yet to act, the cee’d ISG soon on the road to be seen: the new start-stop system ISG (Idle Stop & Go) is from the beginning of 2009 for the cee’d petrol versions available. ISG the engine automatically switches off when the vehicle stops, and immediately again when the driver pressed the clutch pedal. The start will not be delayed – but the fuel consumption and pollutant emissions in city traffic by up to 15 percent.

Also seen is a study of the compact Kia Sportage SUV with fuel cell technology. The 100 kW/136 hp cell feeds a lithium-polymer battery, with an electric motor is coupled. The maximum range of the vehicle should amount to around 300 km. Moreover, the Koreans show in Paris in the series version of the Soul and a start-stop automatic systems for the compact ceed.

As part of the program for Kia fuel-cell research was the Kia Sportage FCEV many tests and continuously. Kia now presents the prototype of the new Kia Sportage FCEV at the Paris Salon – the European premiere for the compact SUV with fuel cell propulsion.

The Sportage FCEV is thus more powerful, has a much larger range of 300 kilometers and a cold start better qualities, is also in cool regions and seasons operational. The Sportage FCEV has a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, the Kia Motors has been developed.

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This post was written by admin on September 26, 2008

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The new fuel cell vehicle to expand infrastructure – 70MPa the start of the operation of hydrogen stations

Conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC) this week, and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) tank of the vehicle twice the previous 70MPa (700 atmospheric pressure) of hydrogen filling station for hydrogen-operation And in the press and public facilities. The pressure of 70MPa hydrogen storage, FCV is one of the practical application of a range of issues, the level of gasoline in cars and decompression is an effective way. The operation of the station, hydrogen filling a variety of procedures and cost, safety, energy efficiency, such as data acquisition and for the purpose of the demonstration will continue a two-year period.

hydrogen station

Also, according 70MPa FCV hydrogen storage system with the start of the demonstration, showing that the vehicles. A range of highway running to determine the effect of the extension, and fuel economy that will be measured. Will be subject to testing, FCHV-adv. (Toyota) / X-TRAIL FCV (Nissan) / SX4-FCV (Suzuki) in the three models, each manufacturer will have a range of more than 830km/500km about / 250km and.

hydrogen station
hydrogen station

FCV and the 70MPa hydrogen station and the U.S. are underway in Germany, GM and Daimler-70MPa FCV and the running of public roads. Also, in Japan FCCJ (Council for the Promotion of practical application of fuel cells), recent domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers in the domestic energy companies under the agreement, “fuel-cell vehicles and hydrogen filling stations to popularize business in 2015 and started full-scale” Has announced that scenario, 70MPa, and one of the first important step is.

Demonstration was held to 12, 2007 at the start of the project is implemented, Niiti Tomuro Association for the Promotion of Engineering, and he Shiyougo Watanabe of Japan Automobile Research Institute to the press before presenting a summary trial. Among the main test of a hydrogen station in charge of the said, “70MPa to be filled, 35MPa was not required in the need to be devised. For example, is filled with hydrogen and a fast rise in temperature. 70MPa goal Value in three minutes or five minutes trying to fill this need for cooling and energy, FCV well to wheel of a decline in energy efficiency. Future, ECV when the spread of the automobile Mitigation of environmental impact in order to fulfill the role that the tank production in the refrigerant temperature and the amount of energy consumed by data measured, the extended-range, FCV and the balance of convenience must be verified “, Explained the purpose of testing.

hydrogen station
hydrogen station

In addition, the hydrogen was released Senju Station (Tokyo Arakawa), following Daikoku hydrogen station in December in Yokohama (Yokohama, Kanagawa), 09 hydrogen stations in January Funabashi (Hunahashi Tiba), the Yokohama in February Asahi hydrogen station (Yokohama, Kanagawa) will be a series of NIEs 70MPa.

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This post was written by admin on September 22, 2008

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Tokyo Gas,hydrogen and hydrogen filling stations to increase the pressure to twice the demonstration to begin testing

Tokyo Gas, the Ministry of Economy, “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC Project),” based on trials have demonstrated that hydrogen station JHFC (Tokyo), hydrogen fueling pressure on the traditional two-fold And 70 MPa (700 Pressure) equipment to supply expanding this as a demonstration study began.
Regarding the practical use of fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen storage methods and vehicle mileage (range) is the major challenge to the extension. 70MPa-board hydrogen storage, the weight of hydrogen to increase the range and effective means of expanding one of the demonstration study abroad is also progressing.
Tokyo Gas said the demonstration study, which until JHFC 35 MPa hydrogen demonstration station using the test pressure swing adsorption (PSA) scheme to use hydrogen production equipment. At the same time, the additional 80 MPa hydrogen compressor, gas facilities, driving, 70 MPa hydrogen to fill. The bus driver through the optimum speed filling and related equipment safety and durability of the system-wide evaluation, such as energy efficiency, fuel cell vehicles consider the optimum pressure hydrogen storage and related equipment, components and materials for standardized data Acquisition, analysis was conducted.
Along this verification test, Tokyo Gas has been using two 35 MPa corresponding fuel cell vehicles of one, 70 MPa hydrogen storage system with the new fuel cell car, “Toyota FCHV-adv” change the (Nikkei Ecology edit / EMF)

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This post was written by admin on September 17, 2008

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