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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

December 15, 2020 – Press release – Energy transition


The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) today published the call for funding “Hydrogen Technology Offensive”. Interested applicants can now submit innovative project ideas on the generation, transport and use of hydrogen as well as on cross-cutting issues. State Secretary Andreas Feicht: “In Germany, we want to use the opportunities offered by hydrogen as an energy carrier and energy storage device in order to become greenhouse gas-neutral and our international responsibility to achieve this To meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Our aim is also to use the economic opportunities associated with hydrogen technologies. To do this, we need strong applied energy research as a basis for sustainable market success. We want to become a pioneer for export hits “Made in Germany” and thus also support the German and European economy in coping with the consequences of the corona pandemic. “The hydrogen technology offensive is the contribution of the BMWi’s applied energy research to the implementation of the national hydrogen strategy , which was passed by the federal government on June 10th, 2020. As part of the new funding initiative of the BMWi, joint projects on research topics in the areas of generation, transport, storage, use and further use of the energy carrier hydrogen will be created. The integration of hydrogen infrastructure into the energy system as a contribution to efficient sector coupling and the consideration of overarching techno-economic and social issues are further funding priorities. The BMWi welcomes the participation of commercial companies. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups in particular are encouraged to actively participate. Universities and non-university research institutions as well as local authorities or public administration institutions, clubs, associations and foundations can also apply. Further information on the subject of funding, the eligibility of applications and the procedure can be found in the text of the call for funding. Torsten Herdan explains the importance of research networks, Head of Department for Energy Policy – Heat and Efficiency, here.


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