On 19/11/2019, companies and energy stakeholders in Brussels presented the “Joint Declaration on Stationary Fuel Cell Heaters for Green Buildings” to highlight the enormous potential of stationary fuel cells to decarbonise the building sector.
The declaration of COGEN Europe was published within the framework of the “FCH Program Review Days”.
On the road to a European market for micro-cogeneration with fuel cells (PACE), Viessmann supports the development of the potential of a technology recently developed by Dr. Ing. Timm Kehler of the Initiative Zukunft Erdgas was named Game Changer in the Energiewende.
As the generation of heat and cold in buildings accounts for more than one-third of CO2 emissions in Europe, decarbonisation – in other words, the reduction of CO2 emissions – presents a particular challenge for this sector. Micro-cogeneration with fuel cells can make a powerful contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in many ways:
By using green hydrogen, fuel cells can significantly boost the decarbonization of households and small businesses. The decentralized production of energy turns passive consumers into the right energy producers, who actively contribute to the fight against climate change and secures the supply of energy even in peak demand.
In order to fully develop the potential of micro-cogeneration with fuel cells, financing options and appropriate regulatory frameworks are required. For example, the German government is supporting the installation of fuel cell heating systems in the case of Viessmann’s Vitovalor with 11,100 euros.
Therefore, by signing this statement, Viessmann continues to support the promising technology in its role on the decarbonisation path of the building sector.