Project

Scientific monitoring and support of the German government’s Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS)#

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The German government’s Mobility and Fuels Strategy (MFS) is the pivotal instrument for implementing a successful energy transition in the transport sector. The MFS serves as an important discussion platform for future sustainable mobility. The MFS is intended for use as a knowledge platform by all the stakeholders involved in the transformation of the transport sector. Scientific reports should help to close knowledge gaps and quantify the potential to achieve the transformation of the transport sector. This includes analyzing technologies, energy and fuel options as well as innovative transport concepts across all modes of transport. Based on this, targets and measures can be developed and prioritized in order to reach the defined energy and climate policy objectives. The MFS should also monitor and support the implementation of measures to achieve the transformation of the transport sector.

 

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Dr. Michael Krail is the contact at Fraunhofer ISI, which coordinates the scientific monitoring of the MFS and supports its further development and implementation at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) together with its partners Fraunhofer IML, PTV, M-Five and the Hamburg University of Technology. They advise the BMVI in this context in the form of scientific analyses and studies and ad hoc on current topics concerning the transformation of the transport sector. The consortium is working on numerous individual studies as part of the scientific monitoring. Among many others, these include:

  • The feasibility of hybrid-catenary e-trucks
  • The market maturity of hydrogen fuel cell trucks
  • The potentials of automated and connected road traffic vehicles
  • The market maturity of LNG in shipping.

 

 

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As part of its work on the MFS, the scientific monitoring team was involved in developing the “Climate-friendly road freight transport initiative of the BMVI“. At present, the consortium is supporting the work conducted in the “Climate“ working group of the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM), which was set up by the German government, by analyzing the impacts of selected instruments and measures in transport.

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Duration#

01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Client#

  • German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

Partners#

  • Fraunhofer IML
  • M-Five
  • PTV Group
  • Hamburg University of Technology