We develop global solutions and business models for energy, climate and development issues. Our goal is a carbon neutral energy system – with the following elements: green electricity, green hydrogen, biological and technical CO2 recycling, carbon neutral energy sources and synthetic fuels, including methanol. In the production of carbon neutral fuels, CO2 is used as a material and thus becomes an interesting economic good. Together with industrial and scientific partners, we develop technical, entrepreneurial and administrative foundations for significant investments in this game-changing field. Investments that pay off.
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”.
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'”.
It is a flat and barren land, says Markus Speith of Siemens Energy. “It’s impressive how strongly the landscape is shaped by the wind. The trees there really lean in one direction.” Speith has already been to Patagonia twice, in the extreme south of Chile. Construction work for the Haru Oni project is soon to begin on the land. The idea behind it is to produce synthetic fuels from wind, water and air alone. At the moment, however, there is hardly anything to be seen of it. In this grandiose landscape on the Strait of Magellan, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, mainly sheep graze. Read more
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.