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.
In Austria, there is an exciting car prototype on display that fits the Global Energy Solutions concept. It is powered by an electric motor. The electricity comes from a generator. It is fed by an internal combustion engine that is fueled with e-methanol (green methanol). This makes the hybrid vehicle climate-neutral. Its hardware combines all the advantages of modern automotive engineering. However, the infrastructure for the fuel, e-methanol, only exists on paper so far. Initiator Frank Obrist believes that the two together make an interesting business case. Read more
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.
“Energy, climate and development are key issues of our time and are closely linked in terms of content,” said 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'”.
The launch of the association Global Energy Solutions took place on 27.08.2020 in the city hall in Ulm. “If the association succeeds in initiating the construction of such plants (…) worldwide, the jobs of the future will be created,” said Norbert Barthle, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), at the ceremony. He called green hydrogen the “oil of the future”.
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), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and other partners. They are also part of a wide range of hydrogen-related activities in the state of Baden-Württemberg and in the Ulm region.