H2-international Blog

Portrait Dr. Stephan Reimelt, © Bloom

Interview with Dr. Stephan Reimelt, German branch leader of Bloom Energy

The enormous interest in hydrogen and fuel cell technology has brought a lot of attention to the publicly listed companies in this field. Fuel cell producers like Bloom Energy, however, are finding it difficult to benefit to a comparable extent from the upswing in the H2 sector because their plants are still dependent on fossil ...
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MAN - engine operated with up to 25 percent hydrogen

Debut of stationary hydrogen engines?

The whole world is talking about the imminent end of combustion engines, on possible bans on oil and diesel combustion engines. But what about hydrogen motors, especially for stationary applications? In the German-speaking domain, companies such as 2G and Innio are particularly active in this sector. Globally, companies like Wärtsilä and MAN are also pushing ...
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chart with requirement of green hydrogen in different sectors, © Agora Energiewende

Policy instruments for market introduction

The think tank Agora Energiewende in a joint study with the consulting firm Guidehouse analyzed the most important policy instruments for introduction of green hydrogen to the market. Along the route to climate neutrality in 2045, Germany needs 60 terawatt-hours of CO2-free hydrogen already by 2030, mainly for the development of a climate-neutral industry and ...
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Preject chart, © HyExperts Region Emscher-Lippe

Region Series: HyExperts – Region Emscher-Lippe

The region Emscher-Lippe lies at the heart of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) and consists of District Recklinghausen along with the district-free cities Bottrop and Gelsenkirchen. The two rivers Emscher and Lippe give the region its name. Nearly 1 million people live there, in an area of about 966 km² (373 mi2). It is one of the most ...
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Closer cooperation with Dubai

Closer cooperation with Dubai

Despite dubious past experience with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa region, in November 2021 the German government signed a declaration of intent with the United Arab Emirates covering the establishment of an Emirati-German task force for hydrogen and synthetic fuels. The deal was given the seal of approval in Dubai by ...
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PV plant for producing hydrogen, © Hyphen

Major hydrogen project in Namibia

In November 2021, the Namibian government issued a notice of award stating its intention to appoint Hyphen Hydrogen Energy as the preferred bidder to develop a hydrogen project in the Tsau Khaeb National Park. The project, worth an estimated USD 9.4 billion, will produce 300,000 tons of green hydrogen per year and will see the ...
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Gaussin H2 Racing Truck, © Gaussin

Fuel cells in off-road rallying

Breathtaking racing championships often serve as a test bed for new technologies. But it’s not just Formula 1 or Formula E which are putting the latest engineering advances through their paces; off-road races are also getting a look-in ...
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No hydrogen imports from Morocco

No hydrogen imports from Morocco

In 2020 there was much talk of low-cost green hydrogen being readily imported from Morocco. Mooted in the country’s favor were its copious supply of solar energy, its connectivity to Europe via Gibraltar as well as its relative political stability. As of summer 2021 that has not been entirely the case. The sun is still ...
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View inside the 500-kilowatt Green Electrolyzer, © iGas

Hydrogen – the economic miracle

The production of hydrogen is now recognized as an emerging market right around the globe. Many diverse electrolyzer manufacturers are experiencing unprecedented demand. A great many new players are jumping on the bandwagon and increasing numbers of conventional energy suppliers are pivoting from traditional power sources to renewable energies and embedding hydrogen in their portfolios ...
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Test facility: a floating wind turbine and research platform, © Lhyfe

Hydrogen production on the French Atlantic coast

French company Lhyfe has plans to establish large-scale hydrogen production at sea. That’s where the greatest potential lies, it believes. It’s an ambition that could be helped by the legacy pipes and connections from old oil and gas fields. The goal is to have a test facility up and running just off the French Atlantic ...
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Prototype of the mini wind turbine developed by Fraunhofer IAP, BTU and EAB, © Fraunhofer IAP

Small on-site energy generation is on the up

Until now, the energy supply mechanism in Germany and Europe has taken a centralized form. Massive power plants are responsible for generating electricity and heat which are then distributed via cables or district heating networks. When the boom in solar and wind generation began around 20 years ago, many in the sector hoped that decentralization ...
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Burckhardt Compression – boom in incoming orders

Burckhardt Compression – boom in incoming orders

The stocks in this compression market leader have performed extremely well since they were first mentioned here in our H2-international magazine, improving from about CHF 300 to more than CHF 400. Burckhardt Compression benefited from a boom in orders for compressors, but also from its service solutions. In the first half of 2021, Burckhardt achieved ...
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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.