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Natural gas as CNG has already proved itself today with regard to light transport vehicles. The first trial runs with lorries using LNG (liquid natural gas) are taking place in the liquefied natural gas sector. Natural gas is liquefied under pressure at  -170° C  and transported to Europe by refrigerator ships.  Already today, it is fed into the natural gas network in German ports, which are already connected to the natural gas network or it can also be further distributed per tank lorry.

In order to use hydrogen increasingly more as an energy carrier, it is, however, necessary to develop effective and safe storage procedures. The pressure- and liquefied gas storage are nowadays part of the state-of-the-art technology. An alternative to the conventional procedures, is the chemical storage of hydrogen in low temperature- and high temperature metal hybrids, as well as hydrolysable hybrids with specific application areas; research activities will concentrate  on these areas.

Fuel cells with low process temperatures are particularly suitable for being used as electric drive systems for vehicles and, in smaller size also for electric appliances such as portable computers. Due to their high degree of efficiency and their multiple use from car engines to heating installations, the fuel cells become a key component for the transition from fossil - to the future energy circulation with renewable energies.
As also bio-methane can be liquified in medium-size bio-methane plants, the BRM will also accompany the research and development of liquified bio-methane – the BioLNG – to it being introduced to the market.
BioLNG must be added as diesel substitute when being introduced to lorries, rail traffic and ships.