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'”.
“At the moment, journalists and the semi-informed think that the internal combustion engine must be abolished for the sake of the climate. But that is not at all compelling,” says Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Global Energy Solutions. “After all, if you take just as much CO2 out of the atmosphere or out of exhaust pipes, it is climate neutral.” At the same time, he advocates a synthesis of battery-electric and internal combustion engine vehicles. Von Weizsäcker sees the development of electric cars in China and California not motivated by the climate issue, but by the poor air quality in big cities. 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.