Recently three innovation programs were submitted to the National Growth Fund to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility. At DLS we are proud to be part of the program “Innovations and roadmaps for a profitable hydrogen chain in mobility” (H2M).
Hydrogen technology as a solution for making heavy transport more sustainable
Together with 27 partners we want to realize a fast and smooth transition to zero emission heavy transport and local energy supply (mini grids). The focus is on applications where electrification does not seem to be a solution. This way, Dutch technology suppliers and industry are building a competitive position in the emerging hydrogen technology market. A special focus is on hydrogen combustion engines for applications in automotive, inland shipping, and non-road mobile machinery, Solid Oxide (SO) fuel cell technology for heavy stationary and mobile applications, and finally the development of an efficient robust hydrogen compressor technology for the rapid filling of tube trailers, tube containers, and other large customers.
National Growth Fund
With the National Growth Fund, the government will invest € 20 billion between 2021 and 2025 in projects and programs that ensure sustainable economic growth. For the third round (2023), 4 billion euros will be available for both ‘knowledge development & research’ and ‘development & innovation’. The National Growth Fund is an initiative of the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Climate and Finance. They jointly manage the fund on behalf of the cabinet. An independent committee has been set up to assess the submitted applications and give advice. The cabinet will decide in the summer whether funds will be allocated to the submitted programs.