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
By exchanging knowledge and clear alignment of common interests we can combine our strengths. Despite increasing competition, highly diverse markets and very heterogeneous fuel cell technologies, 19 companies are now achieving synergies through collaboration within Clean Power Net. By joining forces it is also easier to eliminate barriers encountered when developing the market and introducing fuel cells in industrial and business applications.
Innovators, manufacturers and users of fuel cell technologies are working hand in hand with research and development institutes in an effort to boost Germany’s international competitiveness.
The partners in Clean Power Net
|adKor GmbH||> zur Webseite|
|Robert Bosch GmbH||> zur Website|
|DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH||> zur Webseite|
|ELTEK DEUTSCHLAND GMBH||> zur Webseite|
|ENERTRAG Aktiengesellschaft||> zur Webseite|
|fischer eco solutions | fischer group||> zur Webseite|
|Frerk Aggregatebau GmbH||> zur Website|
|HPS Home Power Solutions GmbH||> zur Website|
|HYREF GmbH||> zur Webseite|
|ITK Engineering GmbH||> zur Website|
|Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG / Systemhaus Energieeffizienz / Energy Efficiency Labs||> zur Webseite|
|PASM Power and Air Condition Solutions Management GmbH & Co. KG||> zur Webseite|
|Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH||> zur Website|
|SFC Energy AG||> zur Website|
|Siqens GmbH||> zur Website|
|STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH||> zur Website|
|Sunfire Fuel Cells GmbH||> zur Website|
|VERTIV Co.||> zur Webseite|
|Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) Website||> zur Webseite|
Structure, financing and history
Clean Power Net has a clearly defined structure, with two spokesmen (Dr Henrik Colell, Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG and Andreas Saft, DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH), a Project Manager (Wolfgang Axthammer, NOW GmbH), a Coordinator (Joachim Jungsbluth, ZBT GmbH), a strategy group and several working groups. Issues to be addressed are agreed in connection with the Annual General Meeting and worked on over the course of the year.
Clean Power Net (CPN) was founded in 2010 by 12 companies. The initiator and longstanding project manager of the network is Wolfgang Axthammer, former managing director and program manager of NOW GmbH. The development phase was financially supported by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. Today CPN consists of 19 partners and has been an innovation cluster in the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP Phase II) since January 1, 2018.
Clean Power Net is financed through twice-yearly subscriptions from the respective partners, which make up around 50% of its funding, with the other half coming from the NIP II (until December 31, 2023).
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.