Start Date: 7th November, 2018
End Date: 10th November, 2018
Description: "Use of regenerative energy sources and hydrogen technology" In the middle of November, the Hochschule Stralsund invited to the 25th REGWA symposium in the Hanseatic city. On November 7, 2018, the focus of the energy conference was on emission-free marine propulsion systems. The following days gave time to deal with the energy transition, the use and technology of regenerative energies. In addition, the conference program included a visit to the university's renewable energy laboratory and test drives with a fuel cell SUV and exciting excursions (Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, the Wendelstein 7-X fusion plant and base station of a wind farm in Mukran Harbor).   Flyer Regwa Programm_102018


Start Date: 23rd May, 2018
End Date: 25th May, 2018
Description: At the end of May, 50 representatives from economy, research and local communities gathered in Berlin-Grünau on the Pier36eins - stopping point of the “Weiße Flotte” electric ferry - to discuss technical and economic solutions for low-emission shipping. Also the country MV was represented by the economic and the energy ministry. The event was organized by the WFG Vorpommern as part of the EU-funded project "ELMAR - Supporting South Baltic SMEs to enter the international supply chain & sales markets for boats and ships with electric propulsion". Topics included the development of electromobility and funding opportunities in Germany, the current status of the use of alternative propulsion systems on the water, as well as field reports from the perspective of the shipping company Weiße Flotte, the shipbuilding company Ostseestaal and the shipbuilding company Neptun Ship Design. The field reports clearly show that investing in electric boats pays off. Although the investment costs are higher, but the energy consumption is much lower. In addition, there are significant potential savings through lower maintenance costs. The CO2 savings are available through emission-free operation for free. Why then does not marine electromobility simply prevail? Mr. Arndt of Neptun Ship Design pointed out that there are two different speeds in the development of electric boats. At the same time, the technology-driven pioneer companies set the pace at first, with concept planning geared solely to technical and economic constraints. To enforce the technology, however, planning security is needed. The participants agreed that the change can not be brought about by the companies alone, but that framework goals have to be set through community, urban and state planning. These include public transport law, adapted tendering guidelines and ferry licenses as well as the definition of target scenarios and the creation of suitable financing instruments. Municipal carriers would have to be the drivers to accelerate the second speed and pave the way for technology implementation. Other countries like Holland and Norway show it. They have set themselves the ambitious goal of being fully electrically converted by 2020. Enough planning security for companies to invest in marine electromobility.

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Foto/Photo: Elektrofähre “FährBär” der Weißen Flotte am Pier36eins/ Electric ferry "FährBär" of the Weiße Flotte at Pier36eins (WFG)


Start Date: 6th November, 2017
End Date: 6th November, 2017
Description: The current status and future developments of the electric propulsion, storage and charging technology for maritime applications were the focus of a new edition of the Maritime Business Forum Vorpommern on 6 November 2017 in Greifswald, Germany. The company Torqeedo GmbH from southern Germany presented itself as a system provider for electric boat and ship drives, which meanwhile sells its products worldwide and proves in many projects that electric drives, adapted to the respective application, are absolutely operational. The applications range from shuttle boats for expedition yachts in Arctic and Antarctic waters to party ships in the USA. In the second lecture, the company IAV Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr presented technical solutions for loading and storage technology that come from the automotive sector and can be used in maritime applications. Speakers of the Business Forum: