Environmentally friendly and sustainable
Fuel cells can also be used in other
areas. The first hightemperature
fuel cell powered by sewage
gas is sited in Stuttgart.
Bosch has been successfully using lithium batteries in power tools for years. A new implementation field for this innovative technology is the bicycle, or e-bike.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) was a major player in the development of the world’s first pilot-controlled, fuelcell- powered aircraft Antares DLR-H2. Its successor, the Antares DLR-H3, which is currently being developed, will be able to travel 6,000 kilometres and remain airborne for more than 50 hours.
Another DLR product undergoing practical testing in Stuttgart is designed to reduce airport emission levels: it is a fuel cell-driven electric nose propeller for commercial aircraft. Up to 27 per cent of emissions generated can thus be saved at airports and practically 100 per cent of the noise during taxiing.
Research institutions in Stuttgart are testing syngases for generating electricity aimed at achieving greater flexibility and enhanced climate protection.
Fuel cell aircraft from the German Aerospace Center: Antares DLR-H2