Legal framework and acceptance CF11_1
Project Duration: 04/2021–03/2025
As an alternative energy and hydrogen carrier, ammonia offers great potential in the energy transition, especially for decarbonizing the mobility sector. In order to lay the foundation for the use of ammonia as an energy carrier, the development of a corresponding ammonia infrastructure is required. The existing transport infrastructures are primarily designed to supply industrial companies and less to supply and deliver to end customers in the mobility sector. The same applies to the legal framework. At present, these do not cover the use of ammonia as an energy source. As a result, the corresponding regulations for the transport of ammonia are also restrictive in many cases and only allow a very limited supply to end customers, for example via filling stations. One aim of the project is therefore to identify legal obstacles that stand in the way of the practical implementation of the various transport solutions for ammonia and the technologies from the CAMPFIRE implementation project and to address them by means of concrete legislative proposals for the further development of the legal framework. In addition to the legal framework, acceptance is also a key prerequisite for the use of green ammonia. Without the necessary acceptance of the general public, political decision-makers and the people directly affected by the infrastructures, it will be difficult to establish ammonia as an energy source. For this reason, the IKEM is also conducting acceptance studies in this subproject and developing suitable communication measures to eliminate any acceptance problems. The results of the acceptance studies of this subproject will be combined with the results of the studies for the target groups of authorities and industrial and commercial customers to develop an integrated communication concept that can also be used for future projects.