H2-international Blog

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Visions for Heligoland

Electrolytic green hydrogen from offshore wind Heligoland could, in future, become the new focal point for offshore hydrogen from the North Sea. The remote German island occupies a strategic central position in the German Bight and has excellent port infrastructure, making it ideally placed for a proposed hydrogen hub and liquid carrier supply chain. Under ...
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Europe has set the course for the H2 economy

Guest article by Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe In January 2020, Hydrogen Europe's Executive Board published a visionary paper outlining the path to ramp up a hydrogen economy with twice 40 GW of electrolysis capacity in Europe and the neighbourhood. At that time, it was not yet foreseeable what a ground-breaking character this position ...
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Professional driving – with hydrogen

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff The debate about the future use of hydrogen is in full swing. At the moment, many different opinions are clashing; after all, the energy industry is also about re-sorting the balance of power. Sometimes, however, it is almost frightening to observe the fierce battles that are being fought, especially in the social ...
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Carbon neutrality can’t be achieved without hydrogen

Interview with Rainer Baake, director of the Climate Neutrality Foundation For years, Rainer Baake was seen as one of the staunchest skeptics of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. During his tenure as state secretary at the German economy and energy ministry (2014 to 2018) and the environment ministry (1998 to 2005) he acquired a reputation ...
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Advent acquires FES and SerEnergy

The fischer group is transferring its fuel cell business to Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. At the end of June 2021, the US FC company announced that, in addition to the assets of German fischer eco solutions GmbH (FES), it was also taking over those of Danish SerEnergy A/S. Advent will pay 15 million euros in ...
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German-American takeover

It also works the other way round: While mostly large US corporations take over foreign companies, in this case it is a German company that has bought up ViCTORi, LLC. At the beginning of July, the Eberspächer Group announced that it had acquired 100 per cent of the North American compressor manufacturer from Boulder, Colorado ...
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Tapping regional potential

Hydrogen Regions series: HyPerformer H2Rivers and H2Rhein-Neckar The metropolitan region of Rhine-Neckar and the central Neckar area in Germany are set to become a showcase for the future of fuel cell mobility. As part of an innovative strategy covering hydrogen production, distribution and transportation as well as various mobility applications, plans will seek to exploit ...
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H2 pipeline for eastern Germany

H2 pipeline for eastern Germany

The transmission system operators Gascade Gastransport GmbH and Ontras Gastransport GmbH are planning to set up an eastern German hydrogen hub with doing hydrogen. Within this framework, H2 production, transport, storage and consumption in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg, Berlin, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are to be bundled. A regional H2 pipeline network is to be installed for ...
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1 million electric vehicles accomplished

Just in time for the federal election, the responsible federal ministries announced that the federal government had "reached a decisive milestone with one million e-cars on German roads". To be honest, the second headline of the press release says: "More than 50 per cent of these electric vehicles are purely battery-powered." Almost half are hybrid ...
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Autonomous FC boat for the Schlei

In the old brick shed of a former schnapps factory, the inventor couple Stefanie and Lars Holger Engelhard have designed their tugboat and built a prototype. On 7 August 2021, the christening of this prototype of an electrically driven catamaran took place in the presence of Dr. Bernd Buchholz, the Minister of Economic Affairs of ...
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NOW Network Atlas

The Nationale Organisation für Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie (NOW) GmbH has produced a new overview: During the Supplier Marketplace on 18 August 2021, the Berlin agency presented the "Atlas of Hydrogen Networks in Germany", which is intended to support both regional and nationwide searches for potential partners ...
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Guide to H2 Safety

Guide to H2 Safety

Safety plays a decisive role when it comes to the topic of hydrogen. However, not because H2 gas is exceptionally dangerous, but because there are many questions and uncertainties in dealing with this energy storage. For this reason, the HYPOS network has developed a guideline within the framework of the project, which summarises safety-related and ...
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THE E-JOURNAL ON

hydrogen and fuel cells

H2-international is the English-language e-journal of choice for everyone who wants to stay at the forefront of news about hydrogen and fuel cells. In-depth articles about science, technology and the latest developments keep readers up to date on advances in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector as well as the electric vehicle and the energy storage market. The focus is on detailed yet clearly written news stories by industry journalists and R&D experts.

In-depth news articles on hydrogen, fuel cells, energy storage and electric transportation.

The e-journal is intended for readers who are looking for in-depth news articles on hydrogen, fuel cells, energy storage and electric transportation. The main audience consists of professionals and executives working in all parts of the energy market.. This group comprises decision makers at production and trading companies, representatives for associations, government agencies as well as universities, and staff members at gas companies, carmakers and their suppliers.

The publisher Sven Geitmann, owner and founder of the Hydrogeit publishing house, had taken an intense interest in hydrogen and fuel cells as early as 1997 and became a contributor to energieportal24 and H2Report in 2000. After he wrote a number of technical books, he founded his own publishing company in the northwest of Berlin. In 2005, he took on responsibility for the former “H2Tec” magazine, which he renamed “HZwei”. This trade publication soon boasted a revamped design and more issues per year and grew into the quarterly must-read for everyone following the hydrogen and fuel cell market.

In 2015, Hydrogeit Verlag created the global English-language edition H2-international. Since then, it has kept readers in all corners of the world up to date on what’s happening in the sector.