May 2016

H2-international – Newsletter May 2016


Ten Years of HZwei News
Ten years ago, Hydrogeit Verlag printed its first issue of the HZwei magazine – the German counterpart of H2-international. Entitled “H2Tec” in 2000, the Magazine for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells had been published for six years prior under SunMedia before the people responsible for it intended to go their separate ways – because the industry hadn’t advanced as quickly as they … Read more
The Toyota Mirai Is Here
What furthered my interest in hydrogen was a presentation in 1989 by Joachim Gretz, the head of the EU’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, about the then running Quebec project. I had already been interested in the technology many years prior to that event: I can still remember clearly how the board chair of … Read more
Joi – A New Player on the Market
At the beginning of this year, Joi Scientific became the latest newcomer competition in the H2 industry. Shortly after, the company announced that it had successfully completed its first round of funding. “Joi Scientific’s Hydrogen 2.0 technology is a new approach to make hydrogen a practical, clean and cost-competitive energy source. It is no longer … Read more
Ballard: China Outlook Strikes Optimistic Chord
The conference call of Canadian-based Ballard Power Systems about the latest figures from the last quarter of 2015 – and consequentially, for all of last year – revealed some very intriguing news, comments and plans for the future. I will refrain from discussing the figures (or losses posted) and interpreting them (how the individual business … Read more
Tesla: After Shard Drop, Shares Experience Strong Rebound
The losses of the US-based company increased during the last quarter of 2015 to USD 320 million. Over the entire year, they added up to around USD 980 million. Whether you choose GAAP (the default rulebook) or the visually more enticing non-GAAP accounting standards (with the latter, the result per share seems to improve “cosmetically”) … Read more
Kapferer Succeeds Müller
A former state secretary with the German health ministry succeeds a former state secretary for the chancellor – albeit not politically but in a lobby group. Hildegard Müller, who became a member of the German parliament in 2002 and worked closely with Chancellor Angela Merkel between 2005 and 2008, stepped down from her post as … Read more
Fuel Cell Manufacturers Target Installers
Is that already the market for fuel cell heating systems which everyone has worked toward for so long? No, not quite, because the Technology Rollout Program (TEP) has not yet come into force. And as long as neither manufacturers nor customers have some kind of planning security, nothing will happen. That much became clear during … Read more
CHP Act Amendment Boosts Demand
“Through the first six weeks of this year alone, we received more requests than during all of 2015,” Andreas Frömmel from German FuelCell Energy Solutions reported during the E-world 2016. That should come as no surprise: Large-scale fuel cell plants have gained in popularity ever since the German parliament amended the CHP Act at the … Read more
Fuji Electric: Far East Takeover
Japanese Fuji Electric bought up N2telligence, based in Wismar, Germany, at the beginning of this year. The company, which had introduced several TriGeneration and QuattroGeneration modules in collaboration with its Japanese partner (see ZBT system), announced in a press release that Fuji Electric Europe had acquired a majority stake (70%) in N2telligence on Jan. 11, … Read more
Green Hydrogen Use in Refineries
At the beginning of this year, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association had its first-ever H2 economic forum in the German capital. On Feb. 18, 2016, around 50 representatives from politics and business were invited to the Dutch embassy in Berlin to discuss green hydrogen opportunities with Germany’s federal environment minister, Barbara Hendricks… Read more
Formular E in the Midst of Berlin
The next Formula E race in Germany won’t play out on the Tempelhof Field – as originally planned – but in former East Berlin. As the area that used to be the city’s airport was repurposed this year, the organizers agreed on a May 21 race track exactly on the border between the districts Central … Read more
Blue Hamster Falls into Deep Slumber
German Mossau Energy, which closed down its business at the end of 2015, had not had any luck in finding either a successor to the company or an investor for its Blue Hamster idea. Helmut Janßen said to Ostfriesische Nachrichten: “Mossau Energy is no more. That has nothing to do with insolvency.” Eighty-one-year-old Günter Mossau, … Read more
Energy Storage Europe Continues to Grow
Expectations exceeded – this best sums up the three days from March 15 to 17 in Düsseldorf, Germany. In its fifth year, the Energy Storage Europe (ESE) and the four events taking place at the same time were able to attract an even greater number of participants: around 50% more exhibitors and 60% more attendees … Read more
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  • May 12th, 2016, The National Fuel Cell Symposium (NFCS), at the University of California, Irvine, California,
  • May 25th to 26th, 2016, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference, in Birmingham, United Kingdom,
  • May 30th to 31th, 2016, The Future of Electric Vehicles, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany,
  • June 13th to 16th, 2016, World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2016, in Zaragoza, Spain,
  • July 5th to 8th, 2016, European SOFC & SOE-Forum, in Lucerne, Switzerland,

more events



  • 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,

Event Organizers

  • EFCF
    European 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,

Fuel Cells

  • FuelCellEnergy-home
    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,,
  • 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)

  • 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)761-4588-5202, 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,,
  • 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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New international forum for hydrogen and fuel cells

This is the right time to start a separate forum for international news, questions and discussions about hydrogen and fuel cells.

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If there is enough interest, we would also start such a forum on linkedIn.


Free Book about Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Both the author Arno A. Evers and the publishing house Hydrogeit Verlag decided to donate the book
The Hydrogen Society – More Than Just a Vision?
to the worldwide H2-community.

This book written by Arno A. Evers was published in April 2010 on the annual Hanover Fair where the author had established a global meeting point for companies and interested people from commerce and politics as well as science and media who are involved in the implementation of hydrogen and fuel cells since 1995.
Right now all printed copies of the Hardback-book which contains 168 colorful pages, lots of illustrations and also a preface from T. Nejat Veziroglu, IAHE-President are sold out. But it is still available as e-book.
Because of the visit of US-President Barack Obama on April 24th, 2016 during this Hanover Fair (USA is selected partner country) the e-book is provided – for free – for all interested readers who are invited to start discussion about all the ideas and topics which are mentioned by Arno A. Evers.

The Hydrogen Society – More Than Just a Vision?
written by Arno A. Evers
published by Hydrogeit Verlag
Oberkraemer, April 2010
ISBN 978-3-937863-31-3
Price: for free
Please have a look &

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