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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-02-14 - 2020-09-15

At present, wind power operators are faced with the challenge of operating older wind power plants economically without green electricity subsidies. The reason for this is the volatile wind power production, which is constantly increasing with the increasing spread of wind power generation. The more plants produce electricity at the same time, the lower the revenue of the older wind power plants, as they have to participate in the electricity market as normal participants. Technologically, storage and sector coupling is currently seen as a promising measure to counteract volatile wind power production. Especially the stationary battery storage and hydrogen production for mobility applications are said to have a high potential. The aim of the project is to calculate the possibilities for battery storage and hydrogen production (power to gas) for a past year on the basis of available real data. In the case of stationary battery storage, the possible integration on the spot market as well as the decentralized supply for mobility applications will be considered. In the field of hydrogen production, possible production volumes will be determined on the basis of the electrolysis technologies currently used, and decentralised supply for supply for mobility applications FC car/FC truck will be discussed. Economic estimates can be made for the present case on the basis of data from the megaWatt Logistics project (lead project, Mobility of the Future, FFG No.: 867706). The project will provide Windkraft Simonsfeld AG with an indication of which of the proposed measures are technically feasible and an economic estimate of the costs of a storage coupling. These values will then serve as a strategic decision as to which technology expansions are possible for the existing wind turbines.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-01-01 - 2021-08-30

The main objectives of the project are: - Execution of a three-year field trial with 26t-Electric vehicles in five different application cases. At the same time, the field tests serve to validate the developed models in practice. - Development of an expandable e-logistics database, collection of "key performance indicators" of e-logistics subsystems for several relevant use cases. - Development of planning tools for electric truck fleets and charging infrastructure with a daily power consumption of several megawatt hours. The investment planning tool should save 10-15% of the total investment costs compared to an investment strategy without modelling and simulation. In addition, operating processes are to be optimized within the framework of a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) optimization model. - Development of new business models for energy supply companies (EVUs) and logistics companies. Logistics companies with electric truck fleets are a new customer group for energy supply companies. Based on the results of the project, both utilities and logistics service providers can offer new business models for emission-free logistics services. - Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 3600 tons CO2-equivalent in total during the project duration.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-02-01 - 2021-03-31

Savings on transport packaging: The aim of this project is to work with food producers, logistics companies and wholesalers to find ways to reduce transport packaging. For this purpose, the requirements for material and safety as well as in the area of the supply chain will be determined. After researching the state of the art technologies in the packaging sector, we will develop attractive approaches for saving transport packaging in several workshops with at least 10 participating companies. Through mutual exchange and the presentation of best practice examples, the companies should also learn from each other. Through the one-time merger of food producers, wholesalers and logistics service providers, new packaging solutions can not be developed from scratch, which bring savings effects throughout the entire value-added process, but also existing solutions can be tested for their practical suitability. The developed solution proposals are passed on to the companies via our extensive communication portal.

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