September 2016

H2-international – Newsletter September 2016


picture South Korea Invests in Fuel Cells
Since 2008, South Korea has aggressively pushed the development of the fuel cell markets for stationary and mobile use. The driving factor behind the government’s decision was the global economic crisis, which led to an equally painful economic downturn in Asia. In the country officially called the Republic of Korea, it awakened dark memories … Read more
picture Hydrogenics, Alstom and H2 Trains
If one takes into account order bookings, collaborations, product developments and prospective markets, buying shares of fuel cell companies looks ever more promising. But the capitalization of the market leaders in fuel cells described in this article amount to a mere USD 750 million – a stark contrast to Tesla, the electric car pioneer, which … Read more
picture FuelCell Energy Teams Up with ExxonMobil
Who would have thought that the world’s largest oil corporation and biggest US gas company is having a change of heart? In May this year, ExxonMobil concluded a research agreement with FCEL to develop the carbon capture technology into something that created a “more economical pathway.” Carbon dioxide from chemical and coal plants is said … Read more
picture Eco-Power for Orkney Islands
An energy self-sufficiency project is set to be tested on the Orkney Islands, UK: Hydrogen from wind power will be used for fuel cell range extenders integrated into electric vans to offer clean transportation. In April 2016, twelve partner companies from six EU countries were awarded the contract for this project … Read more
picture Magna Goes Fuel Cell
The idea to use fuel cells as range extenders for electric cars is gaining in popularity. Now, Magna International presented its own approach during the 37th International Motor Symposium in Vienna, Austria, at the end of April. As a base component, the Austrian automotive supplier uses a medium-size van, which can go 90 kilometers (56 … Read more
picture H2 MOBILITY Under New Leadership
On May 1, 2016, Nikolas Iwan became the new CEO of H2 MOBILITY Germany. Iwan had previously worked for eight years in different management positions at Shell. His predecessor, Frank Sreball, who has had his own consultancy for management and interim management since 2005, had been the one originally setting up H2 MOBILITY on his … Read more
picture Connected – Autonomous – Emission-Free
Many prominent figures from politics and business showed up to the H2Mobility conference in Berlin, Germany, in order to re-assure each other of the promises they had already made. Alexander Dobrindt kicked off the event held on the premises of his government department, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), before the Chinese … Read more
picture FuelCell Energy Delivers 1.4 MW for Mannheim
Large fuel cell systems in the megawatt range have so far been set up primarily in South Korea or the States. Now, Germany is said to get its first 1.4 MW plant. The new system by FuelCell Energy Solutions is currently being built in the Friedrichsfeld suburb of Mannheim (see photo). E.ON Connecting Energies has … Read more
picture Exytron Wins GreenTec Award
Being nominated for this year’s GreenTec Awards had already been a success in its own right. But the company based in Rostock, Germany, even won the special startup award during the ninth edition of the eco-prize ceremony. The prizes were handed over during a gala at the International Congress Center Munich on May 29, 2016. … Read more
picture Sascha Kuhn Now at Elcore
Elcore, a manufacturer of fuel cell heating systems, had already elevated Sascha Kuhn to a board position at the beginning of this year. The former CEO of Bayerngas Energy Trading is expected to use his management skills to advance the growth of the company located in Munich, Germany. Kuhn has had longtime experience in the … Read more
Roland Käppner Joins Thyssenkrupp
Roland Käppner‘s journey continues: After he had worked for Siemens for many years, he became CEO of McPhy Energy Germany. In August 2015, he then left for GKN Sinter Metals (see Roland Käppner Leaves for GKN). On July 1, 2016, he changed jobs and took on the position of head of business development and sales … Read more
picture NPE: Battery Is Core Component
Many years ago, Germany still had important expertise in battery technology. After crucial stakeholders left the country, the market has been dominated by Japanese and South Korean manufacturers. The National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) is now feverishly looking for ways to bring cell and battery production back to the country, in order to make … Read more
picture eCarTec Keeps Its Name – For Now
MunichExpo, Germany, has taken a small step back by retracting the name change made in summer 2016 for this year’s event, postponing the issue to 2017. A spokesperson for the Bavarian organizer explained to H2-international that the move was necessary for “legal reasons.” This means that 2016 will still see an eCarTec trade show and … Read more
picture Once You Go Electric, You Never Go Back
It has been four years since the start of the four German Electromobility Showcase projects. In 2012, they became the follow-up to the eight Electromobility Model Regions, across which electric engine technologies had been researched and developed. Before this demonstration and market preparation stage will ultimately be concluded at the end of 2016, the projects … Read more
No Love for Cash Incentives in Germany
A recent study has exposed deeper issues with the new German cash incentive. The low range of the cars and the poor infrastructure for refills aren’t the only reasons why electric vehicle sales haven’t been taking off: Prospective buyers don’t even find a model they like. Additionally, people view the financial incentives as “supporting the … Read more
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  • 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 8th to 10th, 2016, gat + wat – , Conference and Fair for Gas and Water, in Essen, Germany,
  • November 9th to 11th, 2016, 17. Forum Solarpraxis – The next energy era, in Berlin, 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

  • 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,
  • 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
    Gebr. Becker GmbH, Hölker Feld 29-31, 42279 Wuppertal, Germany, Phone +49-(0)202-697-255, Fax -38255,,
  • 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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Fuel Cell Technology for Classroom Instruction

Basic Principles – Experiments – Work Sheets

Book in English, by Cornelia Voigt,
Stefan Hoeller, Uwe Kueter
144 Pages, 78 colored Graphics, 20 Tables
h-tec, Luebeck, 2. Edition
ISBN 978-3-9810227-2-8, Price: 14.90 Euro

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