Civil Engineer / Dipl. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technician Heinz J. Sturm
Founder and Owner of ICEPS CTC BONN
Building ICEPS und CTC – Why and Wherefore ? For Afrika and for all Developing Countries. As a citizen of Bonn, one of Germany’s oldest towns with 2‘000 years of grown history, I was allowed to experience many things with my 53 years of age, particularly in respect of the scientifical, technical, and political past of the Federal Republic of Germany’s former capital. This also includes the time of the reconstruction after the 2nd World War with the re-establishment of handicraft business and industry, and also of the structures of 38 village communities around the City of Bonn, according with the Agricultur Cooperative Raiffeisen System, which include an individual, independent, small energy supply. Due to the positive fact that I was born and raised here in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, and having retraced my city’s history, I have elaborated the "Bonn Climate Project"" and written it down, with the aim to do something in my life which serves the the whole mankind .Common welfare takes priority over individual welfare. The history of my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and earlier generations, also taught me, to learn about and familiarise myself with education and science, part of which is the German Dual Vocational Training System that enabled Germany’s economic success. It is not for nothing that „a trade in hand finds gold in every land,“ which also is the source of my own success and especially helps the people to transpose their ideas with their hands. The Germans call this „begreifen“. The verb „begreifen [to comprehend]“ means „to grasp things with the hands“, i.e. the encompassing of theory and practice is the key to success. Only the teaching and study of the craft sector, application and implementation into the economic structures of African countries, will bring them the requested development, progress, and prosperity. If the African countries adopt our German Dual Vocational Training System for about 350 different professions, they will rapidly accelerate the development and emergence, as it occurred in Germany. My own education, apprentice, training and subsequent long years of study of diverse disciplines, have given me the opportunity to recognise situations and complex correlations. In particular, I realised the importance of the City of Bonn in respect to crucial knowledge about water, food, energy, forestry and agriculture, as suppliers of materials of all kinds. From agriculture and chemistry derive food, building materials, and energy. Food, feed, fiber, fuel from Farmers. The biological diversity and the knowlege about, are found in Bonn for 200 years and were developed and taught ever since, after the founding of the University of Bonn in 1819. These German technological achievements were developed and applied in Germany and Bonn for the last 200 years. They must only be transferred to Africa, and the knowledge and skills of which, be conveyed and taught. The working-out of solutions must only be started, and the known averall solutions be elaborated and implemented. For all problems, there is a solution. We have it! The world’s problems grow inexorably, and even in Germany, we have enormous economical problems due to the high energy costs increasingly beyond the reach for many people, caused by a failed energy policy. There is a need for swift action, and everyone has to join in. In view of its enormous scientific fundus, Germany can meanwhile provide global solutions. Knowledge is not enough, but it must also be used; it is not enough to be willing, but it must also be done. Friedrich von Schiller,Germany . I myself can and will contribute with the socio-political "Bonn Climate Project" and, therefore, have established the ICEPS e.V. – International Clean Energy PartnerShip Foundation, associated with the CTC Bonn, and realised on a large scale, the direct and wholly attributable Bonn Climate Project, for demonstration and training, in the midst of everything. The Climate Technology Center was built and realised by me, accordingly and is well-prepared for the entire project implementation, all under one roof: presentation of prototypes, RD, training, information, and technology transfer. Refer to my relationships with many international Organisations in Bonn and Germany, with the United Nations, with the Germany Aerospace Center, DLR, universities, technical institutions and the possibility of the CTC/Germany as a bridge for the transfer of German technology to developing countries and Least Developed Countries. Someone must do it!
Heinz J. Sturm / Author of Bonn Climate Project
Heinz J. Sturm / Author of Bonn Climate Project