Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe, according to the current status, will take place May 30th to June 2nd in person on the Hannover Messe fairgrounds. There, industry representatives will be able to network in the dependable corporeal format again. That’s the assumption of Tobias Renz anyway, the organizer of this trade fair. The space booked for stands may be similar to the last time, in 2019, before the corona pandemic. Renz hopes to be able to present around 200 exhibitors once again.
Tobias Renz told H2-international: “Remarkable this year is the high number of exhibitors who are exhibiting for the first time with us, alongside big names like Bosch, ElringKlinger, Emerson, Siemens, Eberspächer, Saint Gobain, Heraeus and Hyvia (JV of Renault and Plug Power). As in previous years, electrolysis will be one of the main themes, but there is also a lot to see regarding fuel cells/components and hydrogen storage.”
For example, Celeroton AG will be coming over from Switzerland. This year, the manufacturer of miniaturized turbo compressors is presenting its latest product: an air supply system for fuel cells with a net power of 30 to 60 kW. The CT-2000 is, according to the manufacturer, an oil-free, air-bearing-based compressor designed for the highest speeds. Along with the new convertor CC-2000, this system is specially conceived for automotive requirements, especially in the commercial vehicle sector. As Celeroton distributor Peter Terstappen shared with H2-international, its predecessor is already in series production and currently delivered in small quantities to big customers, for example in the Rhine-Main region.
Back to old haunts
This year, the former joint stand for hydrogen and fuel cells, which developed into its own trade fair over the years, will be in Halle 13, Stand A50. Long-time visitors of the fair will remember that H2FC had already been placed there for years before it was a guest in hall 27. This move means that this time “only” eleven halls on the south and east sides of the exhibition grounds are occupied. In pre-pandemic times, there were a few more. The fair also used to be longer. This year, the Friday, when mostly private, non-industry visitors would come, has not been included.
The partner country for 2022 is Portugal. For the more than 100 exhibitors expected from the Southern European country, hydrogen is an important topic, since Portugal is determined to reduce energy consumption, use resources more efficiently, achieve more sustainable mobility and greater security of supply and diversify their renewable energy sources.
Author: Sven Geitmann