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.


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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