Supporting the Development of a Green Hydrogen Economy

Karlsruhe region is in a particular focus       

The aim of the funding programme "Climate Protection and Value Creation through Hydrogen" (KWH2) is to further advance the development of a hydrogen economy and the transformation towards a climate-neutral economy in Baden-Württemberg - with the two fields "Production, Storage, Transport, Application" and "Development and Demonstration of New Process Pathways".

Photo: akitada31/
Photo: akitada31/

The "Hydrogen Roadmap" will thus continue to be implemented: Eight projects will be selected for this over the next three years, which will be funded by the state with a total of 17 million euros. Among them are three projects in the Karlsruhe region: "KontiMEA" (adaptation of a plant concept with the participation of KIT), "H2iPortKAMod" (development of a hydrogen infrastructure at the Rhine harbour in Karlsruhe with the participation of Karlsruhe harbour, TRK and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences) and "H2GreenForge" (conversion from natural gas to hydrogen in industrial use with the participation of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT)

"Partnership for green development"

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz described in may 2022 India as a central partner for Germany in Asia, “economically, in terms of security policy and in terms of climate policy”.

"As a state, we are strengthening the innovative power of our companies as well as our research institutions so that they can maintain their leading technological position in international competition in the coming years," said Energy Minister Thekla Walker from Baden-Wuerttemberg.

In selecting the projects, she said it was particularly important that many investment projects were awarded the contract, because the hydrogen industry needs to ramp up quickly. "To achieve this, we also need to promote the construction of infrastructure such as hydrogen pipelines or electrolysers more strongly in our projects," she said. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are of central importance when it comes to noticeably reducing the economy's greenhouse gas emissions in the future and reducing dependence on individual countries. This was already demonstrated jointly by fokus.energie, the Fraunhofer Institute and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences during the "Hydrogen Week".

Info: Link to infos with the hydrogen week,

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Anlaufstelle in Pune


Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im "MCCIA Trade Tower", 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle mit den Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von "Let's Bridge IT" in Pune eröffnet.

Durch Erfolg und Ausbau der vielfältigen Aktivitäten - ob Infos rund um den Standort Karlsruhe, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten oder deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen - erfolgte im März 2018 ein Umzug in neue Räumlichkeiten, auch durch die Erweiterung um die Repräsentanz des Landes Baden-Württembergs in Maharashtra sowie das Marketingbüro der „Hochschul Föderation Südwest“. 


Karlsruhe Cooperation & Marketing Office
Let's bridge IT, Ms. Iris Becker
9th Floor, Sunit Capital, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016
Tel: +91 75 0782 7033