Hydrogen as renewable energy storage

BLG LOGISTICS is contributing to a project that will take the first steps towards the utilization of renewable energy for the maritime industry by means of hydrogen storage. Metropolregion Nordwest (Metropolitan Region Bremen-Oldenburg in North-West Germany) is sponsoring this project, which was kicked off with a workshop.

On January 13, 2015, Bremen's Senator for Economy and Ports, bremenports, and the ttz Bremerhaven are together holding a workshop on the sustainable development of the maritime economy. The workshop, titled "Wasserstoff als regenerativer Energiespeicher" (hydrogen as renewable energy storage), is taking place in Time Port 2, Am Alten Hafen 118, 27568 Bremerhaven.

With ports, logistics, shipyards, and suppliers, the maritime economy traditionally constitutes a strong and important branch of industry in the north-western region. Here in particular, new pioneering technologies must be explored in order to be armed for the challenges of the future. A reduction in the greenhouse gases that go hand-in-hand with the considerable energy requirement of the economy is not just desirable but absolutely essential. Metropolregion Nordwest is therefore sponsoring a project on the use of hydrogen as renewable energy storage for the maritime industry. The intention is to work out new ideas and applications for hydrogen generated from renewable sources in the regional maritime industry and identify the measures necessary to ensure security of supply.

In this project, the first steps are to be taken for the region towards the use of renewable energy employing hydrogen storage. Over the duration of the project, from August 2014 to September 2015, the possibilities and challenges of hydrogen will be discussed between representatives from industry, the maritime economy, and energy production in three workshops. 

The first workshop, titled "Wasserstoff als regenerativer Energiespeicher" (hydrogen as renewable energy storage), takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on January 13, 2015, in Time Port 2, Am Alten Hafen 118, 27568 Bremerhaven. 

The project is sponsored by the development fund of Metropolregion Nordwest and run by ttz Bremerhaven. Partners in this project are Germanwind GmbH, WAB e.V., NEXT ENERGY, OLEC,  ARSU, bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, Jade Hochschule, Deep, BLG LOGISTICS, Kompetenzzentrum Energie, and PLANET Gbr.

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