Research

Our considerations build on the Desertec project. However, the focus is no longer on green electricity but on green hydrogen (gaseous) and carbon neutral methane (gaseous) and methanol (liquid) produced locally. Methanol as “liquid electricity” offers many advantages which have also helped petroleum to triumph as an easily manageable energy source. The handling of methanol, for example, is relatively safe. Liquid energy carriers avoid the risks that made the use of hydrogen dangerous even in the days of Count Zeppelin.

Carbon neutral fuels can be used to power cars, trucks, aircraft and ships. The transport infrastructure – such as tankers and pipelines – can also continue to be used. How can a technical and entrepreneurial implementation succeed? What regulations are necessary?
Global Energy Solutions will conduct analyses on current energy, climate and development issues from a global perspective. Together with industry partners, we want to work out solutions and develop economically viable and sustainable business models.

Recycling of CO2 via methanol using the example of power plants and vehicles

Ulm activities in the H2 area

  • Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), more

Department Ulm: Electrochemical Energy Technologies
Over the next five years, the German government will support the HyFab research factory for fuel cells and hydrogen there with up to 30 million euros.
In addition, the state of BW is supporting the realization of the research factory with €18.5 million (total investment volume: €74 million) as part of the Automotive Industry Strategy Dialogue. In addition, the state is providing funding of around €5 million from other state funding programs (Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economics)

  • Companies from Ulm (especially Schwenk Zement) are involved in the re-fuels project of the Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg.
  • Ulm is one of the HyExperts winners of the BMVI initiative HyLand – hydrogen regions in Germany.

The concept is based on cooperation between the city of Ulm and the district of Neu-Ulm in the development of an H2 ecosystem (production, transport/logistics, use (mobility/energy)/use in production processes). The federal government supports the project with 300.000 €.

  • At the IVECO site in Ulm, two-digit million euros are being spent with partner companies on heavy-duty trucks with fuel cells (under the name “Nikola Tre”).
  • The TechnologieFörderungsUnternehmen in Ulm (TFU) supports the Ministry of Economics in Stuttgart in setting up a “Start-Up Accelerator” in the Ulm region. The topic of hydrogen and synthetic fuels is being considered.
  • The city of Ulm is examining possibilities for new hydrogen filling stations in the city area as part of upcoming award procedures.

Research papers

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2022

Wernicke, Hans Jürgen

„Flared Gas“ und „Vent Gas“ – verschwendete Energie und Quelle signifikanter Emissionen Masters Thesis

2022.

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Wernicke, Hans Jürgen

Potential von hydrierten Pflanzenölen und pflanzlichen Altölen als „grüner“ Treibstoff Technical Report

2022.

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und Christof von Branconi, Leon Berks

Kein Net Zero ohne Carbon Capture – Vier Studien im Vergleich Technical Report

2022.

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Wernicke, Hans Jürgen

Klimagas Methan – Umfang und Kontrolle von LNG-Vorkettenemissionen Technical Report

2022, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Bane, Siddhant; Lyhs, Wilfried

Erzeugung und Speicherung grünen Stroms Technical Report

2022, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Lyhs, Wilfried; Bane, Siddhant

Bemerkungen zum Osterpaket der Bundesregierung Technical Report

2022, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Lyhs, Wilfried

Reduktion von CO2-Emissionen - Status Quo: Technik, Kosten und Herausforderungen Technical Report

2022, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Berks, Leon

Elektrolyse - Status Quo: Technik, Kosten und Herausforderungen Technical Report

2022, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef; Gerth, Michael

Volatilität der Neuen Erneuerbaren Technical Report

2022, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Wernicke, Hans Jürgen

Klimagas Methan - Status Quo und Optionen zur Verminderung der Emissionen Technical Report

2022, (Hintergrundpapier).

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2021

Wernicke, Hans Jürgen

"Türkiser" Wasserstoff durch Methanpyrolyse - Übersicht zum Status Quo Technical Report

2021, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Weltweite Herausforderungen in den Bereichen Energie und Klima - Zentrale Rolle von grünem Wasserstoff und ReFuels Technical Report

2021, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Weltweite Klimaneutralität - Bis wann? Technical Report

2021, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef; von Branconi, Christof; Orthen, Tobias

Klimaneutraler Stahl: Optionen Technical Report

2021, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Herlyn, Estelle; Radermacher, Franz Josef; Molz, Erich

Energie- und Klimapolitik - mit der Wirtschaft in eine nachhaltige Zukunft Technical Report

2021, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

How we can still stop climate change Technical Report

2021, (Background Paper).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Wie wir den Klimawandel noch aufhalten können Technical Report

2021, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Methanol - Central building block of a sustainable energy future Technical Report

2021, (Background Paper).

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2020

Radermacher, Franz Josef

Doppelt grünes Methanol / Doppelt grüne synthetische Kraftstoffe Technical Report

2020, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

"Double green" methanol / "Double-green" synthetic fuels Technical Report

2020, (Background Paper).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Das Rio/Kyoto/Paris-Dilemma Technical Report

2020, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Klimapolitik: Eine Geschichte verpasster Chancen Technical Report

2020, (Hintergrundpapier).

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2019

Radermacher, Franz Josef

Die internationale Energie- und Klimakrise überwinden - Methanolökonomie und Bodenverbesserung Technical Report

2019, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Klimawandel und Klimaschutz - Methanol hilft! Technical Report

2019, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Die internationale Energie- und Klimakrise überwinden - Methanolökonomie und Bodenverbesserung schließen den Kohlenstoffzyklus Technical Report

2019, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Nature-based solutions - ein zentraler Baustein zur Lösung der internationalen Energie- und Klimakrise Technical Report

2019, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Overcoming the international energy and climate crisis - Methanol economy and soil improvement can close the carbon cycle Technical Report

2019, (Background Paper).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Climate Change and Climate Protection - Methanol helps! Technical Report

2019, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

The Marshall Plan with Africa - An approach to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 ?! Technical Report

2019, (Background Paper).

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2018

und Estelle Herlyn, Franz Josef Radermacher

Der Marshall Plan mit Afrika - ein Ansatz zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030?! Technical Report

2018, (Hintergrundpapier).

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Radermacher, Franz Josef

Die SDGs neu denken - Der nationale Fokus als Problem Technical Report

2018, (Hintergrundpapier).

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