NEWS AROUND THE CEP Clean Energy Partnership Hydrogen-News
NEWS AROUND THE CEP Clean Energy Partnership Hydrogen-News

CEP news: Hydrogen – Join the Movement!

This section contains all the latest news about CEP, along with important dates. The CEP is active and present wherever the topic of "hydrogen as a fuel" is or should be relevant – by making expert contributions and providing direct, local support for events. You will also find comprehensive news and events that may be of interest to you.

Berlin 28.01.2016

Thomas Bystry takes over as new chairman of the Clean Energy Partnership


The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) has a new Chairman: Thomas Bystry from the Shell Hydrogen team takes over the voluntary position from his predecessor Patrick Schnell of Total. Bystry, a native of Hamburg, now heads Europe's largest demonstration project in the field of hydrogen mobility.

Bystry: “The CEP has set ambitious goals, but its partners are a very competent team, and together we will achieve what we have set out to do – to make hydrogen a success story.” Specifically, this means that the new Chairman will strive to significantly expand the national H2 infrastructure as well as advance the mobility and technology sectors. One focus of the work in 2016 will be to continue establishing the expert status of the CEP, which has evolved from a demonstration project into a sound source of knowledge. Thomas Bystry is a valued expert among specialists in the field of hydrogen technology and is regarded as a staunch advocate and ambassador: “Hydrogen is the fuel of the future: very application- and customer-friendly in the mobility sector, and environmentally one of the cleanest of all fuels.” More information.


Berlin 25.01.2016

CEP supports the "Wasserstoff + Brennstoffzelle. Energie für immer" initiative


On January 25,  a large-scale communications campaign with the slogan ‘Energy forever’ was launched across Germany, advocating a successful energy transition on billboards and posters, online and in print media. The campaign’s celebrity figurehead and face to the public is the  German actor, writer and conservationist Hannes Jaenicke. In a specially produced film, he talks about his commitment and the great potential of hydrogen. Watch the film here.

The campaign is backed by thirteen partners from politics, business and science – among them the Clean Energy Partnership – who have joined forces in the ‘Wasserstoff + Brennstoffzelle. Energie für immer’ initiative. Their shared goal is the widespread introduction of hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies – from hydrogen-powered cars to hydrogen filling stations to fuel cell-powered heating systems and energy stores. The initiative is supported by Alexander Dobrindt, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. More information.


Aachen 05.11.2015

CEP Campus Day at RWTH Aachen


After visits to Chemnitz University of Technology and the University of Bremen, the Clean Energy Partnership has been invited to present at RWTH Aachen in November.

As part of the Electromobility lecture series, the CEP will give a guest talk on the topic of ‘Electromobility with hydrogen and fuel cells’ and give an insight into the current state of the project’s development. Claudia Fried (CEP) and Thomas Brachmann (Honda R&D) will be the speakers

Interested parties can take a test drive to experience first-hand what it is like to sit behind the wheel of an eco-friendly, low-noise fuel-cell car. Five vehicles await visitors at the CEP Ride & Drive in Aachen: a Ford Focus FCV, a Honda FCX Clarity, a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, and two Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cells.

Guest lecture: 18:00 to 19:30
‘Electric mobility with hydrogen and fuel cells’
Kármán Auditorium Fo 5, Eilfschornsteinstr. 15, 52062 Aachen

Test drives: 09:30 to 17:30
on presentation of a valid driver's licence
Please make an appointment at the CEP stand in the Kármán Auditorium foyer


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The Clean Energy Partnership is one of the most important international projects to test hydrogen as a fuel. It revolves around the development of technical standards – from production to swift, safe fuelling to the operation of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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