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Germany

Official name: 

Federal Republic of Germany

Country income: 
High-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Germany (2013)

Energy profile
  • Bus jump signal

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology: 

    Public transport has much lower emissions than private transport modes such as cars. Individuals prefer to use private transport modes due to their ability to move faster in traffic. Public transport modes can overcome this disadvantage in urban traffic by given them preference in traffic. Signalised intersections are the best locations where you can give priority for public transportation e.g., trams, buses, etc. 

    A 'bus-jump' signals  allows buses to take off before other modes and there remain ahead of the traffic.

  • P2G

    Type: 
    Product

    The traction battery is the core of an Electric Vehicle. In all circumstances, it is essential to protect its high-voltage components from moisture and dirt, even in long-term operation. At the same time, it must be possible to open battery housings for maintenance. That’s why automakers are turning to housings with a large cover that allows good access to all components. But the cross-section and dimensions of such seals must be adapted exactly to a specific battery. Changes are impossible without fabricating a new tool.

  • Heat Shield

    Type: 
    Product

    Due to the growing energy density of battery systems in Electric Vehicle, the developers of lithium ion batteries must satisfy ever higher safety requirements. It is especially crucial to keep a single damaged cell from overheating the entire battery module. The goal is greater range without the battery growing in size and weight. If neighboring healthy cells also heat up due to the heat buildup, a chain reaction can result that, in the worst case, could lead the entire battery system to explode.

  • NextBike

    Type: 
    Product

    Bike-sharing ideally complements private and public means of transportation on short distances. It unburdens the traffic in the city centres and improves the attractiveness of public transportation. Over the past few years, bike-sharing has become increasingly popular all around the globe.

  • DIAvent

    Type: 
    Product

    Traction batteries for electric vehicles, which run on voltages of several hundred volts, must be well protected. Electrical components are packed into a thin-walled yet stable metal housing. Housings of this kind are equipped with at least one pressure compensation valve mostly in the form of microporous film. A second valve is a safety measure: It only opens if damage to one or several battery cells results from a malfunction, and the buildup of gases has to be released. A smart pressure compensation element, the "DIAvent", combines both functions into a single component.

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

    Type: 
    NDE
    Country: 
    Name: 
    Mr. Malte Bornkamm
    Position: 
    Head of Division
    Phone: 
    +49 30 18615 7468
    Emails: 
    nde-germany@bmwi.bund.de
    Name: 
    Mr. Enrico Siebart
    Phone: 
    +49 30 18615 7468
    Emails: 
    nde-germany@bmwi.bund.de
    Name: 
    Mr. Julian Frohnecke
    Position: 
    Senior Government Official
    Phone: 
    +49 30 18 615 6493
    Emails: 
    Julian.Frohnecke@bmwi.bund.de
  • Coradia iLint

    Type: 
    Product

    A large rail track length globally is not electrified since electrification of these routes in many cases is not economically viable. On such routes, the dependence on diesel-powered engines continues which has implications for CO2 emissions as well as local air pollution. Using fuel cell that use hydrogen to drive the trains on such routes can result in reducing the CO2 emissions (especially if hydrogen production is done using sustainable approaches) and local pollution.

  • Drivenow

    Type: 
    Product

    With DriveNow Carsharing, you simply rent a car when and where you need it. Drive all around your city to wherever you need to get to, and then simply park the car anywhere you want within our DriveNow Zone. DriveNow is available in five German cities and Copenhagen. Drivenow has over 3,000 brand-new models from BMW and MINI in Germany. All of the cars are available  around the clock, and ready to take you quickly and inexpensively from A to B. Drivenow has out of its entire fleet a large number of electric cars.

  • 2nd CTCN Advisory Board Meeting

    Type: 
    Event
    Date: 
    09 - 11 September 2013
    Country: 

    The Second Advisory Board Meeting of the CTCN, held on 9 - 11 September 2013 in Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

    Outcomes

    Approved Documents

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    Network Member

    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE is a research and development organization established in 2009. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE is committed to promoting sustainable, economic, safe and socially just energy supply systems based on renewable energies. Its research provides the technological foundations for supplying energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialized, threshold and developing countries throughout the world.

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