Company / Institution introduction:
The IBZ is a joint undertaking of EWE AG (Oldenburg), MVV Energie AG
(Mannheim), E.ON Ruhrgas AG (Essen) and VNG Verbundnetz Gas
Aktiengesellschaft (Leipzig). All four companies already have
considerable experience in fuel-cell technology. Their common goal is to
make "compact, natural-gas-fueled stationary fuel cells for residential
needs technically and economically competitive".
In pursuit of this goal,
the Initiative helps coordinate the activities of manufacturers, energy
suppliers and research institutions. Its program includes knowledge
transfer, field tests and demo projects.
The Fuel Cell Initiative (IBZ Initiative Brennstoffzelle) strives to briskly
introduce fuel cells into the market albeit with careful preparation, and at
the right time, using the right technology. That's why the IBZ is actively
contributing on many levels. These efforts include the development of
devices and components, pilot projects and field tests, the build-up of
contracting models as well as the creation of uniform norms and standards.
In addition, the deep cooperation with the skilled trades to prepare them
for fuel cells has its place among these activities. Not least, the Fuel
Cell Initiative aims to inform all relevant actors about the current state
as well as future perspectives through a broadly based communication
Monday, April 23, 10:40 am Speaker:
Alexander Dauensteiner, Head of Product Management Innovation, Vaillant GmbH, Initiative Brennstoffzelle (IBZ) Topic:
Fuel cell heating appliances: From demonstration to the market