June 2018

News

Newfound optimism
Considering we are confronted with new facts almost every day, it should come as no surprise that the controversy surrounding nitrogen oxides and fine dust, blue badges and diesel bans in German cities shows no sign of letting up. Likewise, automakers are a recurrent subject on the evening news, whether they want to or not. … Read more
pictureFuel cell power plants compared
Fuel cell power plants are the top class of stationary applications. They are the most difficult systems to design and the market for them is the toughest to survive. Companies engaging in this business have often come crashing down or were saved in spectacular fashion by mere chance. But there are some which have mastered … Read more
pictureFuel cell power plant market overview
As part of an online survey, H2-international has asked 12 suppliers of fuel cell power plants to provide information about their product portfolio and the market. Unfortunately, only four of them filled out the questionnaire, describing four products in total. Datasheets available elsewhere were used to add more systems to the table below. … Read more
pictureExtracting hydrogen from water
The work of Joi Scientific Inc. continues to be shrouded in secrecy. Who are these Americans who have been present on the scene for months, but haven’t really explained what they’re doing? What does the company, which seems to have already collected millions in investor money, want to offer? A finished product or services only? … Read more
pictureMobFuelH2 provides electricity, hydrogen and light
As part of a project funded by the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Anleg and ZBT are constructing a mobile energy station to ensure that even small-scale applications in difficult terrain have a reliable source of power, hydrogen and light. The system base is a box truck, designed for off-road duty, whose cargo area … Read more
pictureOnce Acta, now Enapter
So far, we’ve closely followed the developments unfolding at Berlin-based fuel cell supplier Heliocentris and the takeover of its locations in Germany (see H2-international, May 2017 and January 2018). We also reported about the comeback of FutureE and the spin-off of Home Power Solutions. And recently, we sat down with Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, owner of Enapter, … Read more
pictureHydrogen to store wind power
Hydrogen is of central importance to a German market that is becoming increasingly interwoven. What makes the gas the ideal chemical energy carrier is that it can provide not only the heat and power sector with a long-term storage option, but also vehicles with electricity and the chemical industry with a raw material. The authors … Read more
pictureUsing renewable hydrogen in direct methanation
Until 2030, Switzerland’s heat generation from renewable gas is to increase from today’s roughly 1 percent to 30 percent. To achieve greater efficiency in the use of raw gas sources, Zurich-based energy supplier Energie 360° and the PSI – Paul Scherrer Institute have been working on developing a new power-to-gas technology. … Read more
pictureCommunities discover their love for electric carsharing
Sprakebüll is a small German village, west of Flensburg, where wet meadows extend as far as the eye can see. Most of the village’s population of 240 has worked in agriculture for decades. About 20 years ago, 24 of them pooled their resources to fund a community wind farm. The investment was seen as a … Read more
pictureHydrogen refueling vs. electric charging
Electric motors are the key to sustainable transportation. One of the features that all-electric and fuel cell vehicles have in common is the absence of local emissions. Their lack of harmful pollutants can improve people’s quality of life, especially in highly populated conurbations. What is needed now is a supply chain … Read more
pictureEducating tomorrow’s fuel cell researchers
Fuel cells are highly productive systems for converting energy from hydrogen into electricity. Their conversion efficiency of 50 percent to 60 percent has made them a subject of intense interest among stakeholders in the EU’s current and past research framework programs. However, if there is to be a concrete implementation strategy to introduce zero-emission power … Read more
pictureTwo-step high-temperature water splitting
Hydrogen certainly has the potential to become a mainstay across all kinds of energy markets. It can be produced entirely from renewable energy, requiring not even a tiny amount of carbon-based fuel. It is currently being brought to market to power cars, buses, trucks and trains through fuel cells driving their engines. … Read more
picturePhoto-electrochemical cells to produce hydrogen
Each day, the sun sends vast quantities of energy to the earth. During millions of years, our planet has adapted to this steady stream of power, developing clever ways to make efficient use of the solar resources it receives. Scientists have been trying to do the same in a rather minuscule amount of time. Over … Read more
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  • 22nd WHEC, June 17th to 22nd, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, www.whec2018.com
  • China International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Exhibition (CHFCE), July 26th to 28th, 2018, in Beijing, China, http://en.chfce.com
  • 3rd Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair (GBF ASIA 2018), August 16th to 18th, 2018, in Guangzhou, China, www.battery-expo.com
  • European Summer School on Hydrogen Safety (ESSHS 2018), Week 1, September 10th to 14th, 2018, in Athens, Greece, www.jess-summerschool.eu
  • European Summer School on Hydrogen Safety (ESSHS 2018), Week 2, September 17th to 21st, 2018, in Athens, Greece, www.jess-summerschool.eu
  • f-cell, September 18th to 19th, 2018, in Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft, www.f-cell.de

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  • June 20th to 22nd, 2018, electrical energy storage ees – Intersolar Europe
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