dena’s aim

We want to make a contribution towards achieving the aims formulated by the Federal Government in its Energy Concept: final energy consumption in the transport sector should be reduced by about 10 per cent by 2020 and by about 40 per cent by 2050, compared with 2005.

Selected Projects

dena Refinery Study: Unloved but Indispensible. Petroleum Demand and Production in the Future Energy Mix.
At present, petroleum products still account for the l more

Implementation Platform for Car Ecolabels.
dena's implementations platform is intended to communi more


Study entitled LNG in Germany: Liquefied Natural Gas and Renewable Methane in Heavy-Duty Road Transport.
What it can deliver and how the policy framework should be geared towards market entry. read more

The Role of Natural Gas and Biomethane in the Fuel Mix of the Future.
The new government’s declared aim is to develop a broad based mobility and fuel strategy. Natural gas and biomethane could play a major role here. read more

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Energy-Efficient Mobility

Countries like China or Russia will also be more (auto) mobilised in the future. Therefore it is high time that the enormous potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector is used: so fuel and drive technologies must be more efficient and transport strategies must be developed further. In addition, it is essential that traffic that is not avoidable is switched to public transport and to avoid unnecessary traffic.

Natural gas and biomethane make Germany mobile

Natural gas and biomethane are increasingly interesting as future energy providers. For this reason, in its 2010 Energy Concept, the Federal Government decided to further encourage natural gas vehicles, and at the same time to look at how biomethane can be used more in the fuel sector. According to current scenarios, by 2020 the number of natural gas vehicles could increase from 90,000 at present in Germany to 1.4 million, and thus about one million tonnes of CO2 can be avoided.

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Petroleum refinery
Petroleum refinery
Car Labelling
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With a 20 per cent blend of processed biogas (biomethane or bio natural gas) transport’s carbon footprint could even be improved by up to two million tonnes of CO2. In cooperation with its partners in politics, industry and the associations, dena is developing a multifaceted efficiency programme, and is speeding up the use of natural gas and biomethane in the future fuel mix.

Also take “soft measures” 

dena is working on a number of recommended actions to prepare a mobility and fuel strategy. It is providing support for the introduction of a car label for new cars and for the introduction of the tyre label – in order to better inform end consumers. It is also speeding up approaches such as mobility management, in order to switch traffic from energy-inefficient modes of transport to eco-mobility.

Energy-Efficient Mobility