Driving into the future with hydrogen
The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) focuses on clean, quiet, low-emission mobility for the future. 17 partners are testing the system compatibility of hydrogen (H2) in everyday use.
This not only includes being able to continuously operate hydrogen vehicles efficiently and refuel them quickly and safely; the CEP is also involved in the clean and sustainable production of hydrogen, and transporting and storing it in its liquid and gaseous states.
Hydrogenâ€™s contribution to climate protection as an energy store is maximised when produced sustainably. Therefore, one of the CEPâ€™s clear objectives is to increase the use of renewable energy sources for hydrogen production.
CEP â€“ a lighthouse project
The Clean Energy Partnership emerged from the Transport Energy Strategy (VES), and was established in December 2002 as a joint political initiative lead-managed by the German Ministry of Transport and Industry.
The CEP is Europeâ€™s largest demonstration project for hydrogen mobility and a lighthouse project of the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme (NIP) in the transport sector. The NIP is coordinated by NOW GmbH (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology).
Strong partners jointly developing the fuel of the future
Partners of the CEP are technology, oil and energy companies, most of the major car manufacturers, and two leading public transport systems. The German states of Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia ara also playing a part in the CEP as accociate partners. For information on the individual partners, please click on the respective logo.