Sustainable technologies are the future. And hydrogen is on the rise: novel processes facilitate zero-emission production from existing raw materials such as wastewater, garbage or biomass.
Beyond that, exciting examples of innovative applications are waiting to be explored.
At an early stage, the DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) recognized the importance of hydrogen. And today, as a rule-maker, research initiator and education provider, it is paving the way for the sustainable use of climate-neutral gases.
“In the future, a stable, economically viable and, last but not least, sustainable energy supply will depend on hydrogen—especially in the municipal recycling sector. As DVGW, we are preparing this path, for example with the set of rules for H2, which is currently being compiled. Our goal is to create reliable structures for generation and deployment processes that will benefit all stakeholders to contribute to a carbon-neutral future.”
– Prof. Dr. Gerald Linke, Chairman of the Board of the DVGW
The FAUN Group is dedicated to silent, emission-free, clean and sustainable freight and goods transport. As a specialist in municipal vehicle superstructures, it brings a great deal of experience in testing alternative drive systems.
The Group's explicit aim is to push forward the hydrogen economy in a mobile context—locally, nationally and internationally.
“We want many fuel cell-powered vehicles on the road fast. For this, we leverage our extensive experience in equipping waste collection vehicles with the BLUEPOWER fuel cell drive. The objective is an all-inclusive package of trucks on the road and, together with partners, to set up a decentralized H2 supply for maximum flexibility. The new hydrogen-powered vehicles can be refueled almost as quickly as diesel trucks and don't have to carry heavy battery packs.”
—Patrick Hermanspann, CEO FAUN Group
Graforce's plasmalysis process generates CO2-free and CO2-negative hydrogen from residual materials. The company thus makes a significant contribution to the economy's decarbonization.
Visitors to IFAT Munich can experience the entire process chain—from wastewater to refueling—at the outdoor area and at the demonstration area of the German Municipal Vehicles and Equipment Industry Association (VAK).
“Green hydrogen from residual materials is a significant contributor to the circular economy and can reduce atmospheric CO2—thus turning residual materials into recyclables!”
—Dr. Jens Hanke, General Manager Graforce GmbH
Be there when hydrogen is discussed as tomorrow's energy: the panels held in English under the banner “Hydrogen and recycling management—a process vision to close the loop” with references to the technical rules of the DVGW welcome all those who are interested. The panels are held twice a day from Monday to Thursday.
Dr. Michael Walter (Manager F&E Innovationsprogramm Wasserstoff)
Speakers FAUN Umwelttechnik
Paul Bruns (Business Development Manager Hydrogen), Lutz Tesmer (Project Manager Hydrogen)
Dr. Jens Hanke (CEO), Max Höllmann (Project Manager), Karsten Opitz (Project Manager)
Monday, May 30, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
13:00 and 15:30
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
13:00 and 15:30
Thursday, June 2, 2022