For targeted and innovative market development

Together we want to create the technical infrastructure for fuel cell technology, expand its use and optimise its cost/benefit potential.

Networking makes us stronger

We join forces by exchanging knowledge and clearly aligning common interests. Today, 17 companies are working together synergistically in the Clean Power Net – despite increasing competition, highly diversified markets and a wide variety of fuel cell technologies. Together, however, obstacles to the market preparation and introduction of fuel cells in industrial and business applications can be overcome more easily.

Innovators, manufacturers and users of fuel cell technologies are working hand in hand with research and development institutes to strengthen Germany’s international competitiveness.

The partners in Clean Power Net

Advent Tech Logo 130px Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. to the website
Logo bosch Robert Bosch GmbH to the website
Logo DB Bahnbau DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH to the website
Logo delta3 DELTA Electronics (Germany) GmbH to the website
Logo enertrag ENERTRAG Aktiengesellschaft to the website
Vorlage Logo Partner CPN Gertek Gerätetechnik GmbH to the website
Logo HPS HPS Home Power Solutions GmbH to the website
Vorlage Logo Partner HyAir 2 CPN HY.AIR Energy GmbH to the website
Logo itk ITK Engineering GmbH to the website
Logo Kostal Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG
Energy Efficiency Labs
to the website
thumb logo new enerday New enerday GmbH to the website
Logo PASM2 PASM Power and Air
Condition Solutions Management GmbH
to the website
Test PM 1 Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH to the website
Logo SFC SFC Energy AG to the website
Logo siqens Siqens GmbH to the website
Logo Vertiv VERTIV Co. to the website
Logo ZWS Zentrum für Sonnenenergie-
und Wasserstoff-Forschung
Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
to the website

Structure, financing and history

Clean Power Net has a clear structure with two spokespersons (Andreas Saft, DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH and Björn Ledergerber, SFC energy AG), a project manager (NOW GmbH), an administrator (Dr Thomas Kattenstein, EE ENERGY ENGINEERS GmbH) and working groups. The work topics are agreed at the annual plenary meeting and implemented in the current year.

Clean Power Net was founded in 2010 by 12 entrepreneurs. The initiator and long-standing project manager of the network was Wolfgang Axthammer, former Managing Director and Programme Manager of NOW GmbH. The start-up phase was financially supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology (2011).

Until 31 December 2024, Clean Power Net is an innovation cluster of the BMDV via the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP Phase II).

Support and Funding: NOW GmbH implements the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP Phase II) on behalf of the Federal Government. In addition to individual projects, this funding program also provides for the implementation of innovation clusters. With Clean Power Net (CPN), the innovation cluster “Fuel cell technology in Industry and Business: an open platform for technology and knowledge transfer between manufacturers and users of fuel cells and fuel suppliers in the field of critical infrastructures” is being implemented.

The federal states have agreed to support the NIP. In this sense, their state representatives in Berlin (alternating between North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg and Hesse) take on the role of hosting the annual CPN General Assembly.

„Our goal is a future founded on 100% environment-friendly energy supplies. Together with Clean Power Net we are driving forward the development of environmental technologies and we take pride in the fact that our green technologies are already being rolled out. The fuel cell is a particularly smart alternative for ensuring the backup power of all important electricity supply installations within the railway infrastructure and also plays a vital role in protecting the environment.“

Andreas Saft
Spokesman Clean Power Net, Head of the Equipment Service Unit, DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH

Björn Ledergerber
Spokesman (Deputy) Clean Power Net, Senior Vice President – Clean Energy & Mobility, SFC Energy AG

Whether user, manufacturer or multiplier:
In the network, we extend the use and the potential of fuel cell technology in Industry and Business

The CPN-Cluster team
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