Berlin/Geesthacht: Geesthacht: centre for Maritime energy systems can start

A focus of the scientific work should be according to the Federal Ministry of Economics, from Tuesday to develop technologies for electricity, heat and refriger

Berlin/Geesthacht: Geesthacht: centre for Maritime energy systems can start

A focus of the scientific work should be according to the Federal Ministry of Economics, from Tuesday to develop technologies for electricity, heat and refrigeration for cargo and passenger ships energy-efficient and low in emissions provide. The development of fuel cell games for maritime applications, an important role. Other topics the researchers should energy efficiency increases, operating improvements in vessels in the port and the infrastructure of the energy supply to the country. The budget Committee of the Bundestag had approved in November 2019, the Ministry, the necessary funds for the establishment of the DLR Institute and recently released. The Ministry for the new Institute, 15 million euros in the year. Schleswig-Holstein is contributing an initial investment of 15 million euros, and an annual co-financing of 1.7 million.

The Federal government coordinator for the maritime industry, Norbert Brackmann (CDU), welcomed the decisions. "CO2 and pollutant emissions from current ship generations are one of the major challenges for the achievement of the climate objectives and the management of the energy and Transport transition", he explained. "That's why we need to modernise and future of ship's generations with LNG, hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and at the same time the energy infrastructure of our ports, re-align."

dpa
Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 13:27

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