Heliocentris again files for bankruptcy – FutureE’s resuscitation

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Siegfried Limmer (left) reactivates FutureE, © Holzwarth

The takeover of Heliocentris by Odasco a little over half a year ago was meant to save the ailing business, but it is now clear that the attempt at a turnaround has failed. When newly founded Odasco Heliocentris Europe filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 3, 2017, work at both company locations, Wendlingen and Munich, had already halted. Proceedings were opened on Sept. 1 last year.

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CPN – Great Potential but Little Traction?

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GenStore system in South Africa, © Heliocentris

The UPS industry was supposed to be the fourth pillar of the German National Innovation Program Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). Instead, the niche market considered to be an innovative force in the industry has yet to offer more than a glimpse into its possibilities. Industry network Clean Power Net (CPN) has tried to instill confidence by posting encouraging news articles

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116 radio masts are equipped with FC systems

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BOS in Brandenburg, ©: CPN

The area of USV systems – along with the mobility sector and the supply of domestic energy – offers a wide range of possible applications to fuel cells. Since 2010, the Clean Power Net (CPN) sector network has been focusing on companies which work in the areas of the uninterrupted and off-grid supply of electricity, or Smart Grids. One of the most important projects in this field is the large-scale order to the value of 6.6 m. Euros for equipping more than 100 radio masts in Brandenburg, Germany, with fuel cell systems for the purpose of emergency power supply.

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