University of Mannheim supports rnv in the switch to hydrogen buses

The Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) is awarded the contract to provide scientific support for a project in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. The aim of the project is to convert the bus fleet of the local transport operator rnv to hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

The state government is funding the “H2 Rhein-Neckar” project in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region with 20 million euros as part of the automotive industry strategy dialogue. This is intended to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technology in Baden-Württemberg. As part of the project, the local transport operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv) wants to convert its entire fleet of buses to emission-free buses.

As part of the project, the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) at the University of Mannheim, together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), was awarded the contract to provide scientific support for the conversion of the rnv bus fleet. While KIT will focus on the technical design of the changeover, MISES will examine its economic efficiency on the basis of life cycle costs. The sub-project at the University of Mannheim is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector with 504,000 euros.

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