Dr. Walther with visitors from Japan

Visitors from Japan

The Neue Weststadt in Esslingen becomes climate neutral. This is of great interest to experts from a wide variety of countries. Delegations from all over the world are keen to visit the trend-setting research project and learn about the unique energy supply concept with the innovative power-to-gas technology at district level. There were even visitors from Japan. You can find further information in the article by SWR aktuell.

Prof. Dr. Fisch on the stage of the Energy Transition Congress 2019

And The Winner Is…

Esslingen/Berlin. The Green Hydrogen Esslingen GmbH (GHE) wins second place in the audience award of the Energy Efficiency Award 2019 of the BMWi/dena. The GHE is part of the consortium of the lighthouse project “Climate Neutral Urban District – Neue Weststadt Esslingen” and convinced with a future-oriented concept, which enables a virtually climate neutral energy supply in urban districts. “With hydrogen, we are heading into the future at full speed and climate-neutrally”, Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Fisch is pleased to say. The scientific director of the research project “Climate Neutral Urban District – Neue Weststadt Esslingen”, founder and co-owner of the GHE, accepts the Energy Efficiency Award at the dena Energy Transition Congress in Berlin. Further information about Green Hydrogen Esslingen.

The German Energy Agency (dena) awards the Energy Efficiency Award to private and public companies that have achieved outstanding success in increasing energy efficiency. Visionary entrepreneurs and pragmatic technicians take part in this international award, which is endowed with prize money totaling 30,000 euros. A jury evaluates the submitted entries according to the criteria of energy saving, climate protection relevance, economic efficiency, as well as degree of innovation and transferability.

Group photo in front of an apartment block

Delegation from Slovakia

In January 2020, the Esslingen research project team welcomed a group of engineers and energy experts from Slovakia. The delegation visited the Climate District in the Neue Weststadt to learn about the project and its development under real conditions. After a presentation of the energy supply concept and the planning, Simon Marx from the Steinbeis Innovation Center energiyplus guided the visitors through the already inhabited blocks of the district and the construction site.