August 2016

H2-international – Newsletter


picture Just a Reminder – Look at 2002
During my research for the article on the second generation of Honda‘s fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity Fuel Cell (see Honda Hands Over Keys for First Clarity Fuel Cell), I suddenly remembered days long past. More specifically, I recalled news pieces that I had written or read many years ago. I did a bit of … Read more
picture Honda Hands Over Keys for First Clarity Fuel Cell
Life’s hard on Honda: The Japanese carmaker has always been overshadowed by its biggest rival Toyota. Whereas Toyota is expanding its lead thanks to VW‘s diesel emissions scandal, Honda’s efforts to shine in the spotlight, at least by promoting forward-looking technologies, have been met with only a lukewarm press reception. The latest example of that … Read more
picture There Is No Stopping Plug Power
If the number of order bookings is anything to go by, then Plug Power is not only doing very well, but the company will be able to easily achieve or even exceed its ambitious goals: New orders worth USD 72 million in the first quarter increased backlog to an impressive USD 278 million. The new … Read more
picture Ballard Sets Its Sights on China
One should never be too enthusiastic, but if the Chinese government really takes up the battle against the country’s dramatic pollution levels, fuel cells and hydrogen will become top priorities – domestically and globally. People will take note of the comments that Wan Gang, China’s minister of science and technology, made during this year’s industry … Read more
picture Tesla Raises New Capital
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was as eloquent as ever when he raised the targets for the company’s electric car models: Instead of producing 500,000 electric cars (total figure, all models – i.e., Model S, Model X and Model 3) in 2020, the company should already achieve that number in 2018 and increase it to one … Read more
picture eZelleron Moves to USA
While some talk about the bankruptcy of start-up eZelleron from Dresden, Germany, others only say that the headquarters were relocated to the US. How much truth is to these rumors? First, what is certain is that the delivery of fuel cell device kraftwerk will be late, as bankruptcy proceedings for eZelleron GmbH began on April … Read more
picture Bart Biebuyck is New FCH JU Head
In May 2016, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH2 JU) got a new executive director. In the middle of that month, Bart Biebuyck took over the task from Bert de Colvenaer, who left in December 2015 – after which Philippe Vannson, the head of the Advanced Energy Systems unit of the European Commission, … Read more
EU Adopts PACE
The EU has decided to continue subsidizing fuel cell heating systems. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) announced that on June 1, 2016, the European Union launched the PACE project (Pathway to a Competitive European FC mCHP market) with incentives worth EUR 34 million. Its aim is to have more than 2,650 … Read more
picture Germany Prepares for Technology Rollout Program
There’s movement in the heating segment: Besides new entries trying to find their place on the market, efforts are well underway to ramp up the installation numbers of fuel cell heating systems in 2017. At present, however, the Technology Rollout Program (TEP) is still waiting for Brussels’ approval. To be prepared for the day the … Read more
picture Hanover Trade Show: Big H2 Industry Investments
Tobias Renz was able to celebrate a bit of a record this year: With overall 160 exhibitors from 25 countries, there have never been so many booths on the joint space of Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries organized by him. One of the reasons for this success may have been the many participants from … Read more
picture Incentives for 400,000 Battery and Fuel Cell Cars
The Car Summit that took place in the chancellor’s office resulted in the creation of the long-requested economic incentive for electric cars. In Berlin on April 26, 2016, Chancellor Angela Merkel came to an agreement with the heads of the automotive companies about an “incentive lite,” to which the industry had to contribute at least … Read more
Hydrogen Car Garage Opened
Anyone who already owns a fuel cell vehicle and needs to have it repaired now has someone to turn to: Car dealership Karl Russ has opened its own hydrogen garage in Germany. The Mercedes dealership in Nürtingen invested more than EUR 70,000 in equipment and monitoring technology to be able to make all necessary repairs … Read more
picture 8th Round of Formula E Series in Berlin
It smelled like burned rubber: no engines roaring, but wheels screeching. And after the group of vehicles disappeared behind the next turn, everything went quiet again until the regenerative electric engines and screeching slicks forebode the fast-approaching race cars once again. FIA’s eighth round of the Formula E Championship held on May 21, 2016 in … Read more
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  • September 7th to 9th, 2016, FC EXPO Osaka, Western Japan’s Largest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Show, in Osaka, Japan,
  • October 18th to 20th, 2016, eMove 360° Europe, Mobility 4.0: electric – connected – autonomous, in Munich, Germany,
  • November 3rd to 5th, 2016, 23. Energiesymposium – Nutzung regenerativer Energiequellen & H2-Technik, in Stralsund, Germany,
  • November 21st to 23rd, 2016, 9th FCH JU Stakeholder Forum – Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, in Brussels, Belgium,

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

Energy Storage

  • GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Sinter Metals, PO Box 55, Ipsley House, United Kingdom – Redditch B98 0TL, Worcestershire,
  • Hydrogenious
    Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH, Weidenweg 13, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Phone +49-(0)9131-12640-220, Fax -29,
  • MicrobEnergy
    MicrobEnergy GmbH, Specialist in Methanisation, Bayernwerk 8, 92421 Schwandorf, Germany, Phone +49-(0)9431-751-400, Fax -5400,,

Event Organizers

  • efcfEuropean Fuel Cell Forum, Obgardihalde 2, 6043 Luzern-Adligenswil, Switzerland, Phone +41-4-45865644, Fax 35080622,,
  • GL events Exhibitions, 59, quai Rambaud, CS 50056, 69285 Lyon Cedex 02, France, Phone +33-(0)478-17633-0, Fax -2,
  • WES
    Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH, World of Energy Solutions, Wankelstr. 1, 70563 Stuttgart, Germany, Phone +49-711-656960-55, Fax -9055,

Fuel Cells

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    FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH, Winterbergstr. 28, 01277 Dresden, Germany, Phone +49-351-2553739-0, Fax -1,, Stationary fuel cells for commercial and industry: CHP solutions, hydrogen production and power storage
  • Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG, Rudower Chaussee 29, 12489 Berlin, Germany, Phone +49-(0)30-340601-500, Fax -599,,
  • Serenergy
    SerEnergy A/S, Reformed Methanol fuel cell systems for stationary and e-mobility, Lyngvej 8, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark, Phone +45-8880-7040,
  • Tropical
    Tropical S.A., 17 Krokeon Str, 10442, Athens, Greece, Phone: +30-(0)210-5785455, Fax: -7,,

Fueling-Recirculation and Air-Supply

  • Busch
    Busch Clean Air S.A., Chemin des Grandes-Vies 54, 2900 Porrentruy, Switzerland, Phone +41 (0)32-46589-60, Fax -79,,

Gas Diffusion Layers (GDL)

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

Hydrogen Distribution

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

Membrane and Separator

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


  • 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,
  • hySOLUTIONS GmbH, Steinstrasse 25, 20095 Hamburg, Germany, Phone +49-(0)40-3288353-2, Fax -8,
  • NOW
    National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH)
    , Fasanenstr. 5, 10623 Berlin, Germany, Phone +49-(0)30-3116116-15, Fax -99,


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

Research & Development

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


  • Anleg GmbH, Advanced Technology, Am Schornacker 59, 46485 Wesel, Germany, Phone 0281-206526-0, Fax -29,
  • BORIT_logo Borit NV, Bipolar plates and interconnects, Lammerdries 18e, 2440 Geel, Belgium, Phone +32-(0)14-25090-0, Fax -9,,
  • ElectroChemElectroChem Inc., 400 W Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801, USA, Phone +1-781-9385300,
  • HIAT_Logo-web
    HIAT gGmbH, Schwerin, Germany, CCMs / MEAs / GDEs for PEFC, DMFC & PEM-Electrolysis,
  • Weka
    WEKA AG, Schuerlistr. 8, 8344 Baeretswil, Switzerland, Phone +41-(0)43-833434-3, Fax -9,,

System Integration

  • 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,,
  • Flexiva-logo
    FLEXIVA automation & Robotik GmbH
    , Power Electronics – Hybrid Energy System Solutions, Weißbacher Str. 3, 09439 Amtsberg, Germany, Phone +49-(0)37209-671-0, Fax -30,




  • buerkert
    Bürkert Werke GmbH, Mass Flow Controllers, Christian-Bürkert-Str. 13-17, 74653 Ingelfingen, Germany, Phone +49-(0)7940-10-0, Fax -91204,
  • OMB
    OMB Saleri SpA, Via Rose di Sotto 38/c – 25126 Brescia, Italy,,

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