Shaping change in the energy market
In line with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate neutrality, Germany will also make a significant contribution to keeping global warming well below two degrees or even limiting it to 1.5 degrees. To this end, the states of the European Union have committed themselves to the goal of greenhouse gas neutrality in 2050.
The energy industry plays an important role here - both in primary energy and in the conversion and storage of secondary energy sources. Only through the interaction of efficient extraction, conversion, storage as well as the transport of (renewable) energy can the goal be achieved. Until net neutrality is achieved, conventional energy sources and renewables will coexist in variable market shares. Companies in the energy sector must now implement the change quickly and actively shape it so that they remain competitive in the competitive market.
New energy sources require new production technology
With many years of expertise in the energy sector, especially in the oil and gas industry and turbomachinery construction, the Fraunhofer IPT is supporting the urgently needed changes in the industry. The task now is to optimize production capacities and bring manufacturing processes to maturity for the new products that the market now demands. Renewable energies and the hydrogen economy, for example, need above all an upscaling of manufacturing capacities in order to quickly achieve competitiveness in the market run-up.
The Fraunhofer IPT provides the production technology basis that can accelerate the turnaround in the energy sector. This includes, in particular, the building blocks of the hydrogen economy: energy converters such as electrolyzers and fuel cells as well as pressure tanks as energy storage devices, but also battery technology.