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The MVPS 40: a 40-ft station with two electrolyzer converters (EC-UP) – up to 8 MVA output, © SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH

Photovoltaic firms discover hydrogen

For an electrolyzer to work with electricity from the grid, it needs a rectifier. The rectifiers work, in essence, like a photovoltaic inverter – but the other way around. Several companies from the solar industry are now active in this area. Positive side effect: Your technology is inherently network friendly ...
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Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff at Enginius – with the CityPower in the background

New brand for hydrogen-run garbage trucks

The kickstart for Enginius could hardly have turned out better. On May 16th, 2022, Faun Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG introduced its new brand to the public in Bremen, and only two weeks later, the vehicle manufacturer from Niedersachsen was presented the first ever H2Eco Award during Hannover Messe. At the same time as the ...
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Sara Schiffer, founder and director of hylane, advisor to the board at DEVK, © hylane

Hydrogen trucks for hire

The idea of carmakers running their own car sharing enterprises has been around for years. But an insurance company leasing hydrogen-powered trucks is something completely new. Indeed at first glance the plans put forward by hylane, a subsidiary of German insurer DEVK (historically an insurance fund for railroad employees), seem rather unconventional. During the course ...
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HyStarters and HyExperts of round 2

Where we are is way ahead

On May 12th, 2022, German transport minister Dr. Volker Wissing set off the next round of the HyLand program. Representatives from each of the 15 HyStarter and HyExpert Regions came to Berlin to hear the funding decisions from the ministry for transport and digital infrastructure (Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr, BMDV). In addition, Wissing announced ...
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PtX landscape in Germany (stations in operation or being constructed), © LBST

Reflection and perspective on PtX

The progression of PtX technologies within the last two decades, starting in Germany, seems to have developed into a success story, with currently more than 900 projects worldwide. At this time, a transition from small laboratory-scale pilot projects to large-scale commercial use can be observed. The PtX activities up to now have been followed and ...
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Hydrogenious’ demo system for hydrogen storage and transport in Finland, © HySTOC

LOHCs as a promising alternative?

A startup from Erlangen, Germany is advancing the development of a liquid organic hydrogen carrier. With various corporations like Bilfinger und Schaeffler, the technology company is trying to make the innovative solution for green hydrogen more economical worldwide. At the end of 2023, the largest storage and release plant thus far is to appear in ...
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Thorsten Kasten, © DWV

Significant quantities of hydrogen from abroad

Membership of the German hydrogen and fuel cell association DWV is going up and up. Not only that, the difficult energy policy situation at the moment means the association is gaining in importance too. For several years the DWV has been evolving into a central industry association alongside the German gas and water industries association ...
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© H2SkaProMo

Scalable production of fuel cell stacks

Increasing demand for hydrogen technologies is prompting the need for automakers and equipment suppliers to align and adapt production capacities to meet new requirements. To enable this to happen, it is essential to establish expertise and develop processes and technologies, particularly when it comes to key technology areas like hydrogen production and consumption systems, since ...
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Definition of the fuel cell module as part of a fuel cell energy system, as generally defined in norm IEC 62282-2-100, or VDE 0130-2-100:2021-04 Brennstoffzellentechnologien [IEC 62282-2-100:2020]

How standards change the world

The importance of hydrogen and fuel cells, both at the national and international level, is strongly growing. Not only through the multitude of national roadmaps toward energy change but also by more and more companies entering the market with promising products is the maturity of the technology becoming increasingly clear. In order to offer safe ...
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Reuther STC insolvent again

Reuther STC insolvent again

The steel construction company Reuther STC GmbH from Fürstenwalde, Brandenburg is bankrupt once more. On June 1, 2022, insolvency proceedings were opened – for the second time. As the state broadcaster, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), reported, Reuther had already been “as good as bankrupt before the pandemic,” since, in 2019, a 7-million-euro order from Senvion for ...
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Portrait Michael Lohscheller, © VinFast

Former Opel CEO has changed companies and moved to Nikola.

Former Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller has changed companies and moved to Nikola. At the end of February 2022, the US commercial vehicle manufacturer announced that Lohscheller had been appointed president of the company. So after just four months as managing director of Vietnamese automaker VinFast, he resigned from this office. Prior to that, he had ...
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A view of how the new cellcentric site should look. The design incorporates special green spaces, including on the factory roofs, © cellcentric

Cellcentric overcomes major obstacle

A positive result in a community poll has apparently cleared the way for cellcentric to press ahead with its plans to mass-produce fuel cells in the German town of Weilheim an der Teck. Cellcentric – a 50-50 joint venture by Daimler Truck and Volvo – is expected to start building its new factory in the ...
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