Global Energy Solutions

For Prosperity and Climate Neutrality

Mission

We develop global solutions and business models on energy, climate and development issues. Our goal is a climate-neutral energy system – with the following elements: green electricity, green hydrogen, biological as well as technical CO2 recycling, climate-neutral energy sources and fuels – including methanol. During production, CO2 is used materially and thus becomes an interesting economic asset. Together with industrial and scientific partners, we are developing technical, entrepreneurial and administrative foundations for significant investments in this field of the future. Investments that pay off.

Interview


We are not on course

Germany and Europe are in an energy crisis, the main problem being lower supplies of Russian natural gas. At the same time, the German government has once again tightened the targets for an energy turnaround. How does this fit? Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel from the Ruhr University Bochum sees a discrepancy between wish and reality. When it comes to the energy transition, he points out to the German government: “We are not on course if you look at the long-term…

The “hypocrisy” of the rich countries

In the paper, GES board members Prof. Dr. Estelle Herlyn and Prof. Dr. Franz Josef Radermacher criticise Western countries that want to dictate their energy policies to developing and emerging countries – in the sense of renewables-only, but at the same time call on various African states to supply more oil and gas to Europe….

We are not on course

Germany and Europe are in an energy crisis, the main problem being lower supplies of Russian natural gas. At the same time, the German government has once again tightened the targets for an energy turnaround. How does this fit? Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel from the Ruhr University Bochum sees a discrepancy between wish and reality….

That will not be enough!

This is the title of the new debate book by Prof. Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of GES. In an interview with CHEManager, he takes a stand on issues of climate protection and the energy transition. An excerpt: In sunny countries like Algeria or Saudi Arabia, you can produce…

On the debate about a ban on new cars with combustion engines

According to the current will of the EU Parliament, no more passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with combustion engines may be sold in the European Union from 2035 onwards – which practically is equivalent to a ban. The environment ministers of the EU countries, on the other hand, recently spoke of climate-neutral new cars,…

“One can speculate that hydrogen opponents were at work”

In a way, hydrogen is like electricity. You can’t tell by looking at electrons whether they were produced by photovoltaic or coal-fired power plants. Similarly with hydrogen: you can’t tell whether the atoms were produced with renewables. For electricity, there have been corresponding guarantees of origin for a long time. For hydrogen and its derivatives,…

Industry partner meeting of GES

Synthetic fuels based on climate-friendly hydrogen are an important pillar for meeting the global climate and energy challenges. They can contribute significantly to the reduction of emissions and complete climate neutralisation of the 1.3 billion vehicles with combustion engines worldwide. They can also be used for individual heating and cooling solutions. This was one of…

Publications

We are convinced that the production of carbon neutral fuels opens up unique business opportunities. Our task in the near future will therefore be to investigate various technological paths and identify the best and most cost-effective solutions – as a scientifically and commercially sound basis for investor decisions. In addition, we are keeping an eye on the political and fiscal framework conditions. Not only concerning the energy sector but also for a number of other quite “difficult” industries such as steel or cement.

Endorsement

“Energy, climate and development are key issues of our time and are closely linked in terms of content,” said the former Development Minister Gerd Müller in his endorsement. “I myself and the BMZ have been active in this area for years. International cooperation, e.g. in the field of energy using the world’s large solar deserts, is a key issue. Furthermore, the production of gigantic quantities of green hydrogen and its combination with CO2 to produce synthetic fuels – such as methanol – as a kind of ‘liquid electricity'”.

Team

The association Global Energy Solutions e.V. conducts analyses on current energy, climate and development issues. In a global perspective we develop solutions together with industry partners. The activities of the association are carried out in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). They are also part of a wide range of hydrogen-related activities in the state of Baden-Württemberg and in the Ulm region.

GES News


Franz Josef Radermacher: Appointment to international UNIDO Council

GES Vice-Chair, Prof. Dr Franz Josef Radermacher, is now a member of the new Council of Engineers on the Energy Transition (CEET) of the United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO). The CEET is a highly qualified, global body of energy experts. Radermacher supports the United Nations in developing technical ways to achieve a climate-neutral energy system by the middle of the century.

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