Contact

Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe is a resounding success

By

January 13, 2023

Image titel:

Sources:

Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe is a resounding success

The German city of Bremen was the place to be and be seen in 2022, courtesy of the Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe. It was the first time that such a large and lively hydrogen trade fair had been staged on the continent. In the space of just a year, the organizer had managed to nearly double the number of exhibitors from 180 to 350. On October 19 and 20, 2022, over 5,000 delegates – most of whom were trade visitors – made their way to the two exhibition halls. Such was the level of attendance that at times booth staff were given little pause between conversations. Nevertheless the event’s future remains uncertain. Its proximity, both in terms of timing and location, to H2Expo in Hamburg means that there can only really be room for one show.

No two ways about it, Trans-Global Events did an excellent job. In contrast to German fairs, the British conference and exhibition organizer chose the right moment to focus on hydrogen and succeeded in drawing many industry players from Germany and beyond to Bremen, thanks to its attractive concept and professional delivery. Part of the HY-5 initiative involving Germany’s five most northerly states, Bremen is now poised to become one of the major protagonists in a future hydrogen economy.

Advertisements

Considering the strength of this trade show, its rival H2Expo, which according to current plans is to take place without WindEnergy on September 26 and 27, is unlikely to stand a chance should the Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe actually go ahead on September 27 and 28. Two other German events are also slated for the fall: the H2.0 Conference in the northern town of Husum on September 11 and f-cell in Stuttgart on September 13 and 14. The need to merge the events in northern Germany or rethink the timetable would appear to be inevitable.

Kathryn Boyd, deputy trade commissioner for Europe at the UK’s Department for International Trade, paid tribute not just to the organizer but also to the German government for its rapid switch to renewable energies in such a large industrial nation. This set the bar extremely high for others, she said.

Advertisements

From mobile charging robot to battery electrolyzer stack

Spread across the almost 15,000-square-meter (161,000-square-foot) exhibition space were a number of newcomers, such as Devinn. The Czech development company showcased its mobile charging robot H2BOT – a remotely controlled electric vehicle charger that runs on hydrogen. The presented prototype features a fuel cell system from Nuvera. The engineers from Jablonec nad Nisou are, however, open to additional development partners and are on the lookout for initial customers who want to assist drivers of electric vehicles. Rather than having to travel to a charging point, “instead the charging point comes to them,” explained Devinn CEO Luboš Hajský.

Another company pursuing an unusual idea is Battolyser Systems from the Netherlands, whose technology combines a battery and an electrolyzer in a single unit. In 2016, Fokko Mulder’s research group demonstrated on a laboratory scale that a nickel-iron battery is also capable of producing hydrogen when overcharged. It is understood that a reference plant is already in use at energy supplier Vattenfall and will continue to be operated by RWE which has since taken over the site. Meanwhile work is underway on a second production generation which will hopefully be ready for commercialization at the end of 2024, H2-international was told in Bremen.

Author: Sven Geitmann

Kategorien: Germany
:Schlagworte

Here are interesting and current articles on the topic of hydrogen – stocks and the stock market!

Economic prospects for companies in the hydrogen sector | Future, stocks & hydrogen companies on the stock exchange and more…

Which hydrogen companies will prevail in the competitive market in the long term? Get tips and cartwheels and learn more about risks or opportunities. Our stock market specialist and expert author Sven Jösting reports critically, independently and competently.

Apr 11 2024

Bloom Energy convincing in the long haul

Bloom Energy is planning a cooperation with Shell to use its SOEC technology for the large-scale...
Apr 11 2024

Ballard – Prospects better than current market valuation

The share price of Ballard Power is at an all-time low. The published figures for the fourth...
Mar 18 2024

Search for the ideal hydrogen storage

Interview with Thomas Korn, CEO of water stuff & sun Startup company water stuff & sun has...
Mar 15 2024

Is exponential growth slowing down?

Fuel Cell Industry Review 2022 Year 2022 saw fuel cell shipments creep up over 2021 numbers,...
Mar 11 2024

On the way to becoming a green hydrogen partner

Oman aims to score points with H2 infrastructure Wind, sun and loads of expertise – these...
Mar 07 2024

We can master a scale-up for green hydrogen

Interview with Dr. Kai Fischer, Director at RWTH Aachen The efficient scaling of green hydrogen...
Mar 07 2024

Frustration over continuing uncertainties

Interview with Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO of Hydrogen Europe There is a lot that needs sorting out...
Mar 05 2024

“If ever there was momentum for hydrogen, it is now”

Interview with Dr. Jochen Köckler, chairman of Deutsche Messe “We’re bringing people together.”...
Feb 28 2024

H2Direkt: Blueprint for heating with pure H2

The energy providers Thüga und Energie Südbayern (ESB) as well as Energienetze Bayern have...
Feb 26 2024

Just switch over?

Hydrogen in the existing natural gas network Whether hydrogen contributes to the clean heating...
Feb 26 2024

Pilot plant for coating bipolar plates

At Fraunhofer FEP (Fraunhofer-Institut für Organische Elektronik, Elektronenstrahl- und...
Feb 20 2024

55 MW electrolyzer to decarbonize Saarland

Hydrogen Regions series: HydroHub Fenne living lab The power plant site in Fenne, Völklingen, a...
Feb 20 2024

Chicken feathers as FC membrane material

Feathers from chickens or other poultry could in the future help make fuel cells more effective...
Feb 15 2024

SMEs demand more security

Guest article by André Steinau, CEO of GP Joule Hydrogen After all, the Ampel Coalition leading...
Feb 15 2024

Accelerated expansion of renewable energies

RED III is here – Elsewhere, the wait continues Progress is being made at EU level – albeit...
Feb 12 2024

Picea 2 relies on lithium instead of lead

HPS presents new product generation The company HPS Home Power Solutions has unveiled a new...
Feb 12 2024

H2 production by photocatalysis

The direct generation of hydrogen from sunlight has long been considered the most elegant solution...
Feb 05 2024

Regional instead of international

Hy-Fcell has it difficult asserting itself The aspiration of Landesmesse Stuttgart with Hy-Fcell...
Feb 01 2024

Hydrogeit Verlag turns 20 years old

Hydrogeit Verlag is proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary as a renowned specialist publisher in...
Jan 26 2024

Stracke other H2Now managing director

BMV Energy GmbH is entering the market as another player in hydrogen refueling stations. The...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *