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H2-Merit Order – Future Priorities for supplying H2-energy

H2-Merit Order – Future Priorities for supplying H2-energy

A full decarbonization of the European energy supply to achieve the 1.5 °C target from the Paris agreement is not a question of “if” but of “how”. In particular, the European Green Deal envisages climate neutrality by 2050 based on renewable energy sources (RES) as top priority of its political agenda for the coming decades ...
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With a big bang into a new era

With a big bang into a new era

The presentations of new hydrogen trucks are becoming more and more spectacular. After first Faun in Bremen and then Paul Nutzfahrzeuge in Vilshofen each introduced their new H2 trucks the June of 2022, Clean Logistics (CL) followed suit on June 23rd. Paul Nutzfahrzeuge, in a hybrid in-person/online event with much dramatic steam and music, ushered ...
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Market is developing really well

Market is developing really well

Dr. Werner Tillmetz has not only promoted the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technology for many years, he has also at various points played a decisive role in shaping it – be it as a board member of the PV and fuel cell research institute of the state of Baden-Württemberg (Zentrum für Solar- und ...
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South Korea on a hydrogen mission

South Korea on a hydrogen mission

The idea that a crisis can be seen as an opportunity ripe for exploitation is one that is extremely widespread in South Korea. The country is investing massively in both hydrogen technology and the hydrogen economy with the aim of minimizing the environmental impact of its industrial and energy sectors. Having previously built up a ...
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Millions being invested in H2

Millions being invested in H2

Gold fever has broken out. Numerous corporations are taking over medium-sized companies or establishing joint ventures (see p. 6) – many large companies are investing millions to secure themselves a piece of the H2 pie. The world market for hydrogen is now being divided up, at least the portion that was not already snapped up ...
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With a mouse click into an H2 future

With a mouse click into an H2 future

Participation in socio-political transformation processes by a wide range of actors is indispensable for success and acceptance of developed solutions. Depending on origin, qualifications and interests, however, many different views may exist as to how to formulate a problem and how to approach it with solutions. An incorporation of all perspectives at an early stage ...
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Swift establishment of an H2 grid

Swift establishment of an H2 grid

For green hydrogen, coming from Canada and Australia and being unloaded at the planned LNG terminals for example, to be able to be distributed throughout Germany, an H2 grid is needed. To encourage a swift realization of this need, the German energy agency dena presented a green paper at the end of August 2022. In ...
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Blazing a trail with 350 heating appliances

Blazing a trail with 350 heating appliances

The project partners had been working toward this moment for years, and on April 28, 2022, the time had finally come. At Saxony-Anhalt’s representation in Berlin, the German gas and water industries association DVGW, together with E.ON subsidiary Avacon, presented the results of their long-term trial in which 20 percent hydrogen was blended into the ...
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LNG terminal will be H2-ready

LNG terminal will be H2-ready

The planning and design of floating liquid natural gas terminals in Brunsbüttel and Wilhelmshaven continues to progress. On September 1st, 2022, German economic minister Robert Habeck announced that in addition to the so far four planned government-chartered specialized ships, a fifth floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) is being rented. This fifth FSRU is scheduled ...
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Hydrogen atlas introduced

Hydrogen atlas introduced

It should serve as a signpost, as a “helpful tool” for decision makers. The federal minister of education and research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, presented the Wasserstoffatlas (hydrogen atlas) at the end of July 2022 in Berlin as a tool to facilitate estimation of the “potential, consumption, costs and effectiveness in emissions reduction of different hydrogen applications.” ...
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Transport of H2 is determining in the East of Germany

Transport of H2 is determining in the East of Germany

Eastern Germany could be short 54 terawatt-hours (TWh) of hydrogen in 2045, based on a year-by-year analysis. As usual with forecasts, this is still dependent on many factors, such as the exact H2 demand in the individual sectors. But one thing is clear: H2 infrastructure will be lacking if the future becomes a major energy ...
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Pooling of H2 knowhow

Pooling of H2 knowhow

In April 2022, the German association for gas and water standards DVGW founded the “H2-Kompetenzverbund der deutschen Energiewirtschaft” to promote the use of hydrogen and the market ramp-up of H2 technology in Germany by pooling expertise. In this uniting of various institutes of the DVGW research network, the Engler-Bunte-Institut of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...
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H2-international is the English-language e-journal of choice for everyone who wants to stay at the forefront of news about hydrogen and fuel cells. In-depth articles about science, technology and the latest developments keep readers up to date on advances in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector as well as the electric vehicle and the energy storage market. The focus is on detailed yet clearly written news stories by industry journalists and R&D experts.

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The e-journal is intended for readers who are looking for in-depth news articles on hydrogen, fuel cells, energy storage and electric transportation. The main audience consists of professionals and executives working in all parts of the energy market.. This group comprises decision makers at production and trading companies, representatives for associations, government agencies as well as universities, and staff members at gas companies, carmakers and their suppliers.

The publisher Sven Geitmann, owner and founder of the Hydrogeit publishing house, had taken an intense interest in hydrogen and fuel cells as early as 1997 and became a contributor to energieportal24 and H2Report in 2000. After he wrote a number of technical books, he founded his own publishing company in the northwest of Berlin. In 2005, he took on responsibility for the former “H2Tec” magazine, which he renamed “HZwei”. This trade publication soon boasted a revamped design and more issues per year and grew into the quarterly must-read for everyone following the hydrogen and fuel cell market.

In 2015, Hydrogeit Verlag created the global English-language edition H2-international. Since then, it has kept readers in all corners of the world up to date on what’s happening in the sector.