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Wiener Stadwerke Joins a European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

By October 23, 2020 3   min read  (447 words)

October 23, 2020 |

Wiener Stadwerke Joins a European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

 Use hydrogen today where it is possible

Wiener Stadtwerke is currently working on a hydrogen strategy for Vienna. “We want to achieve the energy transition and use hydrogen as quickly as possible where it is already possible today. In the short term, that means public transport, ”said the general director of Wiener Stadtwerke, Martin Krajcsir. Ten Wiener Linien buses are expected to be in regular service by the end of 2024. But not only the public transport should be changed. “From heating to transport – in the medium term almost any area of ​​application is conceivable. Our goal is to speed things up and get things done. We need environmentally friendly alternatives for a climate-neutral Europe ”, said Krajcsir.

Energy teamwork for the efficient use of resources

It is not just the pure use of hydrogen that is forward-looking for Weinelt, the forms of energy must also work together as a team. The conversion of forms of energy with one another is essential for a climate-neutral future. “The conversion of household waste into district heating is an example of successful energy teamwork. It’s about efficiently converting and using the required type of energy at the right time, ”says Weinelt. In this area, too, hydrogen can show promise.

The European Alliance for Clean Hydrogen

The European Alliance for Clean Hydrogen was founded in July by the European Commission. The aim of the alliance is a clean and competitive hydrogen industry from and for Europe and an ambitious use of hydrogen by 2030. “Hydrogen has enormous potential. We want to use this by gradually implementing hydrogen in everyday energy use – from production to consumption, we are at the forefront, ”said Weinelt.

More information about the European alliance for clean hydrogen is available at https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/policy/european-clean-hydrogen-alliance_en

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