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14:50  28 april  2021
14:50  28 april  2021 Source:   finanzen.net

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Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer wants to drive the use of hydrogen in cars.

«Wasserstoff ist nicht der Champagner der Energiewende, sondern das Tafelwasser, daran arbeiten wir»: Andreas Scheuer. © Sonja Wescheid / DPA «Hydrogen is not the champagne of the energy transition, but the table water, we work on it»: Andreas Scheuer.

for a new innovation and technology center Hydrogen technology (ITZ) are three locations in the narrower selection - these are Chemnitz (Saxony), Pfeffenhausen (Bavaria) and Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

For these projects, a feasibility study should be created in the coming months. The location of the new center beckons a promotion in the three-digit million sector according to scrub.

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Specifically, the project in Chemnitz is based on the development of added value based on fuel cells for vehicle applications. In Pfeffenhausen is a focus on liquid hydrogen, in Duisburg it is about innovation development or testing and testing fuel cell-based drive systems for road, rail, water and air traffic. Overall, it was given 15 applications according to scrub. For a project in Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Stade, an investigation should be promoted with a focus on aviation and shipping.

Scheuer reaffirmed its position not to put on the vehicle drives of the future alone on battery-powered electric cars - but also on the hydrogen drive via fuel cell or via so-called E-Fuels. Scheuer spoke of technology-reliance. The Ministry of Transport can promote projects on the national hydrogen strategy with a total of 1.6 billion euros.

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to criticism at high cost of hydrogen said scouring: "Hydrogen is not the champagne of the energy transition, but the table water, we work." The "Economically" Veronika Grimm said it is important to develop a variety of technologies. It does not go to the question battery or fuel cell. What initially inefficient bills can have long-term benefits.

The auto industry has been researching for a long time at the fuel cell. There is a use of e-fuels - these are synthetic fuels produced by means of electricity from water and carbon dioxide. This electricity should have been obtained from renewable energies from the ecological point of view. With e-fuels, internal combustion engines could be used for a long time - just not with fossil fuels as before, but with alternative fuels. Many small and medium suppliers in Germany with thousands of jobs hang on the burner. Germany strives to build hydrogen production capacities in other countries, for example, energy partnerships were closed with Chile.

of the Head of Transport Policy at the Environmental Association of the Federal Association, Jens Hilgenberg, said: "Especially in the transport sector, no costly misinvesting may now be made. With regard to their energy efficiency, battery vehicles are clearly in the advantage over vehicles with fuel cell drive or even burners that drive with hydrogen-based E-Fuels. » In traffic, hydrogen should only be used there where more efficient technologies do not apply - that would not be displaceable on the rail extending long-haul flights and parts of shipping. "An effective climate protection strategy must focus on the most efficient technique, so that hydrogen is clearly leaving in the car.»

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