April 2017


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picture Cut Costs in Green Hydrogen Transportation

The decentralized production of hydrogen from eco-power – whether used to stabilize the grid or utilize excess capacities – will play an increasingly larger role in future energy systems. The created hydrogen can either be stored locally, converted to methane by adding carbon monoxide or fed directly into the natural gas network. The HylyPure project … Read more

picture From Cryoplane to HYCARUS

Although the aviation industry was the starting point for hydrogen developments, commercial applications in that industry have been few and far between. 1783 marked the launch of the first hydrogen-filled hot-air balloon; later, hydrogen-powered airships crossed the Atlantic. But since the Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst in 1937, the most lightweight element of all has fallen … Read more

picture Power-to-Liquids Takes Off

The aviation industry is aiming for carbon-neutral growth starting in 2020 and a CO2 reduction of 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2005 [1]. There are currently two options under discussion to achieve these goals: Emission certificates and biofuels. Both are not immune to criticism because of their direct and indirect impact on the … Read more

picture Hydrogen-Induced Steel Damage

Hydrogen has the potential to assume an especially important role during the technological shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable and alternative sources of energy. Plans for using renewably sourced hydrogen as an energy carrier (e.g., power-to-gas) to deal with periods of excess power have posed special challenges for the energy industry. In addition to … Read more

picture HYACINTH: Europe-Wide Acceptance Surveys

During the HYACINTH project supported by the EU, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI based in Karlsruhe, Germany, and its partners have studied how well-accepted hydrogen technologies are by the general public as well as industry and governmental stakeholders. The result was that overall, there was a more positive attitude toward those … Read more

Buzz About Stanford Study

A new study that claims battery-only vehicles to be cheaper and more economical than fuel cell vehicles has caused quite a stir in the electric transportation industry. On Nov. 14, 2016, the website of Stanford University showed a press release that made the headlines on several online portals. Reportedly, the main conclusions were that battery-driven … Read more

picture Austria Promotes H2 and Fuel Cell Use

Like Germany, Austria offers government funding and many public-private demonstration projects in support of the introduction of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Where potential applications are concerned, the country’s focus is on transportation, albeit interest in energy supply seems to be on the rise … Read more

picture VDMA Committee Gets Dual Leadership

The Battery Production steering committee of the VDMA, the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, has had two new spokespersons since early September 2016. Both work for KUKA Industries, an Augsburg-based provider of fully automated battery production systems. The votes for Paul Merz, sales director of technology solutions EMEA, and Joachim Döhner, vice president of technology … Read more

picture Induction Essential for Autonomous Driving

Professor Andreas Grzemba about which direction electric transportation will or could take in the future: “We won’t need any cords or our hands to charge electric vehicles.” Today, many experts believe the cord is the best solution to charge car batteries. But as technical manager of the German E-WALD research project, Grzemba thinks that autonomous … Read more

picture Stockage de l’électricité d’origine renouvelable

In June 2016, Dunod Verlag published a book in French about power-to-gas. The 192-page paperback edition “Le Power-to-Gas – Stockage de l’électricité d’origine renouvelable” (ISBN 13: 978-2-10-074137-3; price: EUR 32) describes the state of the art of P2G technology. Author Méziane Boudellal answers question such as: Where does the power come from? How does an … Read more

picture Rating the Safety of Pressure Vessels

Springer Vieweg Verlag has published a new 324-page softcover book about “Evaluating the safety of composite tanks.” Author Georg W. Mair looks at the potential of statistical methods beyond current regulations to show alternative options for rating the safety of carbon fiber-reinforced tanks. Mair works at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing or … Read more

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The Battery Show Europe 2017

April 4th to 6th, 2017, Sindelfingen, Germany

The Battery Show is the leading advanced battery trade fair showcasing manufacturing solutions along the supply chain, including battery materials, manufacturing, equipment, components, testing and recycling, across a range of industries including automotive, electronics, power tools, utilities, telecommunications and defence. The exhibition and conference is due to launch in Sindelfingen, Germany, 4-6 April 2017, bringing together the global battery industry in the manufacturing hub of Europe.Free Tickets for the trade show.

Register here: www.thebatteryshow.eu


  • April 4th to 6th, 2017, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference Europe, in Sindelfingen, Germany, www.evtechexpo.eu
  • April 24th to 28th, 2017, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries Group Exhibit, part of HANNOVER MESSE, in Hannover, Germany, www.h2fc-fair.com
  • May 31st to June 1st, 2017, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, www.birmingham.ac.uk
  • May 31st to June 2nd, 2017, ees Europe & Intersolar, Conference: May 30th to 31st, 2017, in Munich, Germany, www.ees-europe.com

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  • Areva
    AREVA H2Gen GmbH, Maarweg 137, 50825 Cologne, Germany, Phone +49-(0)221-888244-88, Fax -67, www.arevah2gen.com
  • Diamond
    Diamond Lite S.A., Rheineckerstr. 12, PO Box 9, 9425 Thal, Switzerland, Phone +41-(0)71-880020-0, Fax -1, diamondlite@diamondlite.com, www.diamondlite.com
  • Giner
    Giner, Inc., 89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466, USA, Phone +1-781-529-0500, information@ginerinc.com, www.ginerinc.com
  • Hydrogenics
    Hydrogenics GmbH, Am Wiesenbusch 2, 45966 Gladbeck, Germany, Phone +49-(0)2043-944 141, Fax -6, hydrogensales@hydrogenics.com, www.hydrogenics.com
  • Proton_OnSite
    Proton OnSite, 10 Technology Dr, 06492 Wallingford CT, USA, Phone +1-203-678-2000, info@protononsite.com, www.protononsite.com

Energy Storage

  • GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Sinter Metals, PO Box 55, Ipsley House, United Kingdom – Redditch B98 0TL, Worcestershire, www.gkn.com/sintermetals
  • Hydrogenious
    Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH, Weidenweg 13, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Phone +49-(0)9131-12640-220, Fax -29, www.hydrogenious.net
  • MicrobEnergy
    MicrobEnergy GmbH, Specialist in Methanisation, Bayernwerk 8, 92421 Schwandorf, Germany, Phone +49-(0)9431-751-400, Fax -5400, info@microbenergy.com, www.viessmann.co.uk

Event Organizers

  • EFCF
    European Fuel Cell Forum, Obgardihalde 2, 6043 Luzern-Adligenswil, Switzerland, Phone +41-4-45865644, Fax 35080622, forum@efcf.com, www.efcf.com
  • WES
    Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH, f-cell and BATTERY+STORAGE, Wankelstr. 1, 70563 Stuttgart, Germany, Phone +49-711-656960-55, Fax -9055, www.f-cell.de, www.battery-storage.de

Fittings, Regulators, Valves

  • buerkert
    Bürkert Werke GmbH, Mass Flow Controllers, Christian-Bürkert-Str. 13-17, 74653 Ingelfingen, Germany, Phone +49-(0)7940-10-0, Fax -91204, www.burkert.com
  • OMB
    OMB Saleri SpA, Via Rose di Sotto 38/c – 25126 Brescia, Italy, hydrogen@omb-saleri.it, www.omb-saleri.it
  • PTECPTEC – Pressure Technology GmbH, pipelines, screw connections, filters, valves, regulators, TPRD, Linde 11, 51399 Burscheid, Germany, Phone +49-2174-748-722, mail@ptec.eu, www.ptec.eu

Fuel Cells

  • Serenergy
    SerEnergy A/S, Reformed Methanol fuel cell systems for stationary and e-mobility, Lyngvej 8, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark, Phone +45-8880-7040, www.serenergy.com
  • Tropical
    Tropical S.A., 17 Krokeon Str, 10442, Athens, Greece, Phone: +30-(0)210-5785455, Fax: -7, info@tropical.gr, www.tropical.gr

Fueling-Recirculation and Air-Supply

  • Busch
    Gebr. Becker GmbH, Hölker Feld 29-31, 42279 Wuppertal, Germany, Phone +49-(0)202-697-255, Fax -38255, info@becker-international.com, www.becker-international.com
  • Busch
    Busch Clean Air S.A., Chemin des Grandes-Vies 54, 2900 Porrentruy, Switzerland, Phone +41 (0)32-46589-60, Fax -79, info@buschcleanair.com, www.buschcleanair.com

Gas Diffusion Layers (GDL)

  • MeliCon
    MeliCon GmbH, Metallic Lightweight Construction, Porschestr. 6, 41836 Hückelhoven, Germany, Phone +49 (0)2433-44674-0, Fax -22, www.melicon.de
  • SGL
    SGL Carbon GmbH, Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 18, 86405 Meitingen, Germany, Phone +48 (0)8271-83-3360, Fax -103360, fuelcellcomponents@sglgroup.com, www.sglgroup.com

Hydrogen Distribution

  • Hydrogenious
    Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH, Weidenweg 13, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Phone +49-(0)9131-12640-220, Fax -29, www.hydrogenious.net
  • Wystrach
    Wystrach GmbH, Industriestraße 60, Germany – 47652 Weeze, Phone +49-(0)2837-9135-0, Fax -30, www.wystrach-gmbh.de

Membrane and Separator

  • Fumatech-Logo
    FUMATECH BWT GmbH, Carl-Benz-Str. 4, 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, Phone +49-(0)7142-3737-900, Fax -999, www.fumatech.com
  • Plansee
    Plansee SE
    , Bipolar Plates, Interconnects and Metal Supported Cells, 6600 Reutte, Austria, Phone +43-(0)5672-600-2422, www.plansee.com


  • DWV
    German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
    , Deutscher Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Verband e.V. (DWV), Moltkestr. 42, 12203 Berlin, Germany, Phone +49-(0)30-398209946-0, Fax -9, www.dwv-info.de
  • hySOLUTIONS GmbH, Steinstrasse 25, 20095 Hamburg, Germany, Phone +49-(0)40-3288353-2, Fax -8, hysolutions-hamburg.de
  • NOW
    National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH)
    , Fasanenstr. 5, 10623 Berlin, Germany, Phone +49-(0)30-3116116-15, Fax -99, www.now-gmbh.de


  • WS Reformer GmbH, Dornierstraße 14, 71272 Renningen, Germany, Phone +49-(0)7159-163242, Fax -2738, www.wsreformer.com

Research & Development

  • Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Reformer and Heat Exchanger, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20, 55129 Mainz, Germany, Phone +49-(0)6131-9900, info@imm.fraunhofer.de, www.imm.fraunhofer.de
  • Fraunhofer_ISE_logo
    Fraunhofer ISE
    , Heidenhofstrasse 2, 79110 Freiburg, Germany, Phone +49-(0)761-4588-5208, Fax -9202, www.h2-ise.de


  • Anleg GmbH, Advanced Technology, Am Schornacker 59, 46485 Wesel, Germany, Phone 0281-206526-0, Fax -29, www.anleg-gmbh.de/
  • BORIT_logo Borit NV, Bipolar plates and interconnects, Lammerdries 18e, 2440 Geel, Belgium, Phone +32-(0)14-25090-0, Fax -9, contact@borit.be, www.borit.be


  • ElectroChemElectroChem Inc., 400 W Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801, USA, Phone +1-781-9385300, www.fuelcell.com
  • HIAT_Logo-web
    HIAT gGmbH, Schwerin, Germany, CCMs / MEAs / GDEs for PEFC, DMFC & PEM-Electrolysis, www.hiat.de
  • Kerafol
    Kerafol Keramische Folien GmbH, Koppe-Platz 1, 92676 Eschenbach, Germany, Phone +49-(0)9645-884-30, Fax -90, www.kerafol.com
  • Weka
    WEKA AG, Schuerlistr. 8, 8344 Baeretswil, Switzerland, Phone +41-(0)43-833434-3, Fax -9, info@weka-ag.ch, www.weka-ag.ch

System Integration

  • Areva
    Areva GmbH
    , Paul-Gossen-Str. 100, 91052 Erlangen, Germany, Contact: Mrs. Gemmer-Berkbilek, Phone +49-(0)9131-90095221, www.areva.de


  • DLR_Logo
    Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) / German Aerospace Center
    , Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics Energy System Integration, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany, Phone +49-(0)711-6862-672, Fax -747, www.dlr.de


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Discounts and free tickets

April 4th to 6th, 2017, The Battery Show, Sindelfingen, Germany
Free Tickets for the trade show. Register here: www.thebatteryshow.eu

April 24th to 28th, 2017, Hanover Fair, in Hanover, Germany
Free Tickets for the trade show. Use this code for registration: kp4bw – www.hannover-messe.de

May 8th to 12th, 2017, 10th Energy Storage World Forum, in Berlin, Germany
10% Discount for conference tickets. Use this code: H2international17 – www.energystorageforum.com

May 10th to 11th, 2017, Electric Vehicles, in Berlin, Germany
35% Discount for conference and exhibition. Use this code for registration: H2EV-35 – www.IDTechEx.com/EVE17

May 31st to June 2nd, 2017, Intersolar and ees Europe 2017, in Munich, Germany
Free Tickets for the trade show for all days. Use this code for registration: H2ees2017 – www.messe-ticket.de

Please contact H2-international for more details.




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