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Methanol as a central building block of a sustainable energy future

Guest commentary by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Franz Josef Radermacher Germany focuses too much on national goals in the fight against climate change (climate nationalism). However, these are of little relevance in the global context. This focus leads to unfavourable strategies, for example in the areas of green electricity, green hydrogen and synthetic fuels. All ...
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The Miner's house with Hy2green energy supply, © GKN

Metal hydride as H2 storage for alpine residential building

Seasonal storage of hydropower Up to now, hydrogen has generally been stored in a gaseous state - both in the mobile and stationary sectors. But there are other possibilities: For example, a group of companies has applied the same technology to a South Tyrolean residential building that is also used in fuel cell-powered submarines: Metal ...
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Toyota Mirai

This should be a Lexus

Driving report on the Toyota Mirai 2 The first impression immediately conveys that this Mirai is no ordinary Toyota. Its design is much more pleasing to European tastes than that of its predecessor - and it is bigger, fancier, and more refined than the Mirai 1. This impression is underlined by the statement of the ...
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Gas Turbine, © Siemens

Safely and precisely jetted in

First micromix gas turbines burn pure hydrogen The Kawasaki M1A gas turbine is a milestone for the energy turnaround. It has been operating on a harbour island off Kobe since July 2020 and is the first gas turbine with complete, dry and low-nitrogen oxide hydrogen combustion, so-called dry-low NOX combustion. This is because H2 is ...
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Fuel cell, MSUs and local ferry, at Kirkwall Pier,

Scotland’s hydrogen economy

Delivering a bright future through collaboration and innovation In December 2020 Scotland became the first country in the UK to publish a hydrogen policy statement, six months after publication of the German hydrogen strategy. This sets out Scotland’s vision for hydrogen and how we can maximize our massive potential in the sector. Our accompanying Hydrogen ...
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How can Germany and Europe lead the way in fuel cell mobility?

National Platform Future of Mobility reveals its position paper The chances of fuel cell technology making a breakthrough in mobility applications are looking good. Various developments are helping the rollout, expansion and deployment of fuel cell technologies in many different areas of the transportation sector. These include the technological maturity of the automotive industry, potential ...
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Building a hydrogen economy on the Baltic Sea coast

Fifth part of the Regions series: HyStarter Rügen-Stralsund What role can the production of green hydrogen play in the future for regional added value creation in a rural, structurally weak, but large area region with a high share of renewable energy production capacities? Which generation paths make sense at different locations, and which framework conditions ...
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Microbial biomethane on the way to industrial maturity

ORBIT field test successfully completed In December, the test operation of the ORBIT biomethanisation plant in Ibbenbüren ended and with it a research project for the further development of power-to-gas technology, which is becoming more and more important. ORBIT stands for “Optimierung eines Rieselbett-Bioreaktors für die dynamische mikrobielle Biosynthese von Methan mit Archaeen in Power-to-Gas-Anlagen” ...
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Hybrid value creation model for the green hydrogen economy

Digital value creation in a green hydrogen economy

Results of Fraunhofer’s PLATON research project Three Fraunhofer institutes in Germany – IAO, IIS and IMW – have been tackling key questions on the nature of digital value creation in relation to green hydrogen. The research comes as part of the PLATON project which has been investigating the platform economy in the hydrogen sector. The ...
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Test area of the Hydrogen Lab Leuna, © Fraunhofer IMWS / Moritz Kühnel

Fraunhofer Hydrogen Labs

Test centres for industrial hydrogen technology start operation The industry needs reliable technologies for the broad application of green hydrogen. In the Hydrogen Labs, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is pooling its expertise in the generation and use of green H2 and creating a unique research infrastructure for practical performance and load tests on an industrial scale in ...
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First endurance tests for alkaline fuel cells

AFC projects at ABB and FZ Jülich Alkaline fuel cells, with their very low use of precious metals, are an alternative to PEM fuel cell technology. Another benefit is the higher tolerance to impurities in the supplied hydrogen. The focus of their work is particularly in the stationary sector. Two current projects with systems from ...
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Romantic

Hydrogen Romantic

Many readers, especially those who’ve been following the hydrogen industry for a while, will already be acquainted with the name T. Nejat Veziroglu, also known by his decades-long moniker “Mr. Hydrogen.” Now over 90 years old, he rose to international prominence following his pivotal role in the growth of the global hydrogen market, including as ...
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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.