The Energy Storage Europe show, which took place March 13 through 15 in Düsseldorf, Germany, had more than 200 leaders in science, business, government and civil society present the latest developments in five series of parallel sessions at two co-located conferences, the 7th ESE and Eurosolar’s 12th IRES. The show no longer featured a Power-to-Gas conference, since OTTI had filed for bankruptcy protection in late 2016.
The overwhelming Liberal Party victory in Canada has caused a great deal of speculation in the Canadian fuel cell community raised hopes for a revitalized federal support program. The ruling Conservative party had bet heavily on oil and other primary resources, and lost when the nation’s economic troubles were blamed on oil prices. The Conservatives lost nearly 40% of their seats while the Liberals won an outright majority.