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Resources for the energy transition

3. May 2024

No green hydrogen without electrolysis, no electrolyser without precious metals. Iridium and platinum serve as catalysts that set the chemical process of water electrolysis in motion in the first place – so that hydrogen is produced in the end. Heraeus Precious Metals in Hanau founded the Hydrogen Systems business line at the beginning of the […]

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GES background paper on hydrogen expansion in Germany

3. May 2024

In order to be competitive, the production of green hydrogen requires very favourable electricity production costs. This is not the case in Germany. Due to the lack of cost-effective base-load power plants and the system costs of the volatility of PV and wind power plants, domestic green hydrogen will remain expensive in the future. Prices […]

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News in Brief May 2024

3. May 2024

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. In an interview with Dr Daniel […]

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Interview with Olaf Toedter from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

5. April 2024

The approval of HVO was preceded by years of political dispute in Germany. In other European countries – such as the Netherlands, Italy and Scandinavia – the fuel has been part of everyday life for years. It is obtained from biological residues (e.g. cooking fats, waste oils). The decision to start selling HVO in Germany […]

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News in brief April 2024

5. April 2024

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. Austrian Post will convert its entire […]

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Make the most of the HVO 100 opportunity!

5. April 2024

The advantages of HVO: The fuel can be used immediately. And it can be used within the existing infrastructure: vehicles, filling stations, logistics, etc. HVO is also a climate-friendly solution for trucks that are hardly suitable for electromobility. If HVO were to replace five to ten percent of fossil diesel in Germany, 4.5 to nine […]

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India is booming – demand for energy is rising

29. February 2024

GES is in dialogue with an Indian energy expert: Manoj Agarwal lives in India and has many years of experience in the energy industry and had been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the then one of the major Indian Power Utility company in the private sector. Today he is a freelance consultant. In his […]

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The German government’s carbon management strategy

29. February 2024
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GES sees the draft carbon management strategy by Economics Minister Robert Habeck as an overdue step. The world is now also moving towards the GES reference solution in Germany: the “2-pillar electricity system” and “Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage” building blocks are being given the space they need. If 80 per cent of global primary […]

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News in brief March 2024

29. February 2024

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. UN climate chief Simon Stiell is […]

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News in brief February 2024

2. February 2024

At this point, some news of the last few weeks will be addressed which, from GES’ point of view, are reason for hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or could help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead of us. The EU’s carbon management strategy envisages […]

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