Hessen is a central transport hub within Europe, making it an ideal location for companies. Numerous motorways, trunk roads and train connections as well as Germany’s largest airport, in Frankfurt, enable you to reach all major business locations on the continent quickly and comfortably. Hessen is also perfectly suited to develop technologies for the sustainable mobility of the future, which you can harness for your company. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to contact organizations and programs working in traffic and transport – we will be happy to advise you.
The Competence Center for Climate and Noise Protection in Air Transport (CENA) in Frankfurt’s House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM), which is supported by the state-owned economic development agency Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI), is researching a pilot plant for the production of synthetic kerosene for air traffic – just one of more than 100 hydrogen and fuel cell technology projects that have been implemented in Hessen to date. Hessen companies and universities have been working in this field for many years. From 2023, hydrogen fuel cell trains will replace diesel locomotives on the non-electrified tracks of the Taunus network – creating a pilot project that is globally unique on this scale.
The Mobile Hessen 2030 program links the wide-ranging activities and projects relating to the sustainable mobility of the future, supports stakeholders involved and communicates the topic to the outside world, serving as a central information platform for dialogue between the state, business, research and the public.
With the ‘Strom bewegt’ (Electricity moves) initiative, electromobility offerings are being promoted in Hessen. The objective: More electric vehicles, both for personal use and in corporate fleets. Against this background, Hessen is also focusing on further expansion of its charging infrastructure.
The Centre for Sustainable Urban Mobility (FZ-NUM) supports Hessen municipalities in the practical deployment of sustainable mobility and transport planning. For example, it advises them on the preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, informs them about funding programs, and networks the various players in Hessen, Germany and the EU.