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How is it going on with NOW and NIP?

For several months, speculation has been rife concerning the continuation of the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), or a possible NIP 2.0. To ensure that the ideas on the configuration of the revised program aren't rejected before it has even got off the ground, it is worth taking a brief ...
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Werner-Tillmetz

The NIP is to continue – initially until 2018

The sector is facing changes – this became clear during the general meeting of the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), which took place on June 1st and 2nd 2015 in Berlin. At the same time, however, there is continuity. There is to be a change in the NOW advisory council ...
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BMWi starts incentive program for market launch

In May 2015, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) presented the long-awaited funding instrument for the market launch of fuel cell heating devices. As announced by Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel, the market launch is to be supported via the so-called Energy Efficiency Incentive Program. The program is part of ...
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The provision of funding to fuel cells in CHP units

In March 2015, the German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) introduced a new funding regulation: "Fuel cells for highly efficient combined heat and power units". These FC-CHP guidelines aim to ensure the smooth transition of fuel cell-based combined heat and power technology from the research and development stage (R&D) to commercialization over ...
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Federal Ministry for the Environment improves CHP support

At the end of 2014 the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) revised the mini CHP (combined heat and power) impulse program. It has now been in force since 1st January 2015, and has brought with it a range of new developments for FC heating equipment in particular, ...
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Free Tickets for eCarTec and WES

Free Tickets for eCarTec and WES

H2-international is offering all readers free tickets to both fairs: the World of Energy Solutions WES in Stuttgart (October, 12th to 14th 2015) and the eCarTec in Munich (October, 20th to 22th 2015). If you are interested please contact H2-international ...
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Will China be a pioneer in FC mobility?

Considering the current fuel cell activities in China, it can be concluded with some certainty that over the course of years to come, the People's Republic will not suddenly become a pioneer in the field of FC mobility. At the same time, however, in the area of research and development and on the governmental side, ...
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3rd National Electric Mobility Conference

"Germany will not be able to circumvent the provision of further funding." This decisive pronouncement from Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel reflects the dilemma in which the German federal government currently finds itself: for budgetary reasons and due to frequently repeated refusals, direct funding in the form of a buyer's premium has been ruled out – ...
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Dr. Rainer Seele

Rainer Seele leads OMV

Since 1st July 2015, Dr. Rainer Seele has been the new Board Chairman and Managing Director of the incorporated company OMV. As reported by the supervisory board of OMV AG, Seele was given a three-year contract with the option of extension for another two years. Seele, who is married and the father of three grown-up ...
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ASUE and DVGW to cooperate

ASUE and DVGW to cooperate

To gain further influence in the different interests in the energy sector, two associations in the gas industry have entered into a strategic cooperation: the Deutsche Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches (German Gas and Water Association / DVGW) and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für sparsamen und umweltfreundlichen Energieverbrauch (Working Group for Energy Conservation and Environmentally Friendly Energy ...
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Bob-Rose

Bob Rose reports about fuel cell activities in the US

Eight companies that won a public competition for funds to build hydrogen fueling stations in California are scrambling this summer to meet an October 31, 2015, target date for opening their stations, with at least $4.5 million at stake. The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $46.6 million in 2014 for 28 stations and a mobile ...
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Teslas Powerwall battery causes hype

Tesla (TSLA, US$245.00) has many friends in the offices of major banks and leading broking firms on the stock exchange. This is not only expressed in the market price, and especially the strong price increases in recent weeks (over 20%), but in many favorable comments and classifications. At the same time, there has been heavy ...
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