Scientific transfer research for living labs about sector coupling and hydrogen technologies (Wissenschaftliche Transferforschung für Reallabore zu Sektorkopplung und Wasserstofftechnologien)

In the course of the project, companies will test new hydrogen technologies on an industrial scale and in a real scenario. In the wake of the overarching transfer project Trans4ReaL, scientific transfer research is carried out for the real laboratories of the energy transition. To this end, the Stiftung Umweltenergierecht puts the legal results from the hydrogen real laboratories in their respective context and identifies impulses for the further regulatory development of the approaches.

Duration: 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2026

Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Project partners: FfE Forschungsstelle für Energiewirtschaft e. V., DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e. V., The hydrogen and fuel cell centre ZBT GmbH, Agora Energiewende | Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) gGmbH, Technical University of Munich – Hochschule für Politik, University of Münster (WWU)

Project management

Dr. Hartmut Kahl (Projektleitung)
Tel: +49-931-79 40 77-288

Dr. Daniela Fietze
Tel: +49-931-79 40 77-25

Julian Senders
Tel: +49-931-79 40 77-275


The overarching goal of transfer research is to transfer the knowledge gained from the living labs to science, business, society and politics. At the same time, the findings are to be made usable. This also includes the identification of measures for the further devel-opment of suitable instruments to achieve the goals of the funding initiative. As the consortium’s legal project partner, the Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law) conducts the legal analyses of the issues concerning hydrogen that arise in the project. Among other things, the national and European regulatory framework conditions for hydrogen technologies in the areas of production, (grid-based) distribution and application will be examined. In addition, the current and future business models in connection with hydrogen along the value chain will be legally evaluated. Regulatory gaps and inconsistent legislation will be identified and, if necessary, regulatory adaptation options in the legal framework will be developed. The findings will be used to synthesise and formulate options for action and to communicate them to science, business, politics and society.


Anna Halbig,

Grüner Wasserstoff – Welcher Rechtsrahmen besteht für die Erzeugung von Wasserstoff?

Vortrag, Wasserstoff-Workshop, Klima-Allianz, Online, 09. Januar 2023