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Climate protection needs hydrogen, modern plant engineering and political clarity. This clarity is finally foreseeable with the hydrogen strategy.
Hydrogen is a central key to achieving climate neutrality and German industry wants to play a global pioneering role in this area. The technologies for producing climate-neutral hydrogen are already available today. In a joint paper, the associations DWV, VDMA and VKU call on politicians to remove regulatory hurdles, to set the legal framework for an international hydrogen market and to promote the expansion of renewable energies.
The European Commission's "Green Deal" envisages that Europe will be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. To ensure that this does not remain just a bold vision, the use of Power-to-X technology is urgently required. Technology offers great export opportunities for German companies.
The use of hydrogen is indispensable for the desired climate neutrality. The draft of a National Hydrogen Strategy now presented by the Federal Ministry of Economics is an important building block for this, because without hydrogen and other Power-to-X products we will not be able to achieve the Paris climate targets.
Hydrogen is essential for climate protection. The industry is ready for the move out of the laboratory. But are policymakers?
On behalf of 17 associations, the VDMA has sent an open letter to Vice-President Frans Timmermans on the importance of hydrogen and P2X in the fight against climate change on the occasion of the first working day of the new Commission.
Power-to-X technology is ready for the step from the laboratory to reality - plant construction must now be driven forward. Synthetic fuels produced with this technology are a necessary building block for the comprehensive defossilisation of shipping.
Mechanical engineering sees itself as responsible for finding new solutions to achieve the Paris climate targets. Power-to-X is a promising technology that is now ready for use in normal operation. Politicians, too, have now recognised the potential of converting green electricity.
The technology roadmap must be filled with life quickly: The aim is the defossilisation of shipping. Federal Ministry of Economics supports the development of new technologies.
Synthetic fuels are an essential element of the energy transition, because they bridge the gap between the sectors.
The energy revolution and climate protection needs Power-to-X. The conversion of green electricity into storable gas or synthetic fuel is a key element in achiev-ing Germany's and Europe's energy policy goals.
Negotiations are currently under way at EU level to reorganise the CO2 fleet regulation for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The EU Commission's proposal currently gives manufacturers only two instruments at their disposal to improve their CO2 balance.
The German shipbuilding and offshore supplier industry, which employs 63,500 highly qualified people, is expecting a slight rise in orders this year after the order books were successfully filled in 2017.
In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations (IMO) adopted it’s GHG reduction strategy. This strategy was subject of the workshop "Low-Carbon Shipping: Where do we sail to with IMO's initial GHG reduction strategy?" at the World Bank's Innovate4Climate conference in Frankfurt on May 25th, 2018.
In his talk on the maritime energy transition during the “Life Needs Power” energy forum at the Hannover Messe trade fair, Peter Müller-Baum – Managing Director of VDMA Engines and Systems – presented a roadmap for achieving a successful energy transition in the shipping sector.
VDMA: Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at sea is a historic decision - Without "Power-to-X" technologies, change cannot succeed
Berlin, 27. June 2017 - Climate targets must attract more attention in shipping as well. E-fuels – alternative fuels that can gradually replace heavy fuel oil on ships – will play a particularly important role in this. Manufacturers of large engines and the VDMA are therefore calling for energy transformation in the maritime sector and discussed this in Berlin with representatives from politics and industry at a political evening.


The 2019 annual report offers our members and industry players an overview of the key activities of VDMA Engines and Systems.
What has happened in the industry since the launch of our "Maritime Energy Transition" initiative? A lot! Here you will find impressive examples of how the large engine industry is contributing to the Maritime Energy Transition.
Here you find company and product information about the members of the Association Engines and Systems.
Do you think sufficient nutrition is a necessity? Do you wish to go to work on asphalted roads? Do you not want to live in a tent? Then you too are dependent on mobile machinery. For there is scarcely a single area of our lives that would function without mobile machinery.
The publication "With combustion engines into the future" shows combinations with and alternatives to the widespread and highly efficient combustion engines, explains their potential and thus makes a contribution to the proper evaluation of modern drive concepts.
Lead has been added to the REACH SVHC candidates list. This means that products are subject to new requirements with immediate effect.
In vehicles, ships or as engines for stationary energy conversion, internal combustion engines have been used in millions of applications for over 100 years.
Manufacturers of large engines in the VDMA have acknowledged the resolutions of the world climate summit in Paris. They intend to play an active role in replacing fossil fuels with more environmentally-friendly forms of energy in the shipping industry.
The fully revised “Emissions legislation for diesel and gas engines” is now available in printed form and as a PDF file. The brochure contains a clear and concise overview of the most important legislation and limits on emissions from diesel and gas engines in ships and boats, stationary power plants, mobile machinery and trains.
Michael Herrmann
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