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<strong>Energy self-sufficiency with hydrogen</strong>

Energy self-sufficiency with hydrogen

Decarbonizing the energy supply is essential if climate targets are to be met. The issue of gas and heating supplies has again become a focus of public concern, not least because of the ongoing gas supply crisis triggered by the conflict in Ukraine. In the near term, measures are being discussed that will save energy ...
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Microbes for the clean energy transition

Microbes for the clean energy transition

Microorganisms have many talents. Some of them produce hydrogen from sunlight or biomass, others produce electricity from hydrogen. With their help, metabolic processes from the earliest days of the planet could become an integral part of a modern energy economy. Blue-green algae do not have a good reputation. When they emerge in lakes visited by ...
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Hydrogen production in Romania

Hydrogen production in Romania

While most countries in Western Europe laid out their strategies for hydrogen extraction some time ago, this southeastern member of the European Union has yet to take this step. Indeed the Romanian government isn’t planning to announce its hydrogen strategy until 2023. Huge potential exists for Romania to excel in the production of carbon-free hydrogen, ...
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Green hydrogen from the northwest

Green hydrogen from the northwest

The HyWays for Future project will boost efforts to ramp up renewable hydrogen production and use in northwestern Germany through a network of around 250 members. The aim of the initiative is to firmly embed sustainable hydrogen in the industry, energy supply and mobility sectors. Its initial focus will be on the deployment of hydrogen ...
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SLRV – Light two-seater with fuel cell

SLRV – Light two-seater with fuel cell

The Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV) was developed by the German aerospace center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) as part of the research project Next Generation Car (NGC). It addresses concerns about the safety of today’s lightweight microcars with the novel metal sandwich construction. This together with an innovative entry concept, highly efficient ...
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British gigafactory

British gigafactory

With the help of the British government, a large-scale factory to produce components for the hydrogen and fuel cell market is to be built in England. Johnson Matthey (JM) intends to erect this gigafactory, a cost of 80 million pounds, at its location in Royston. Earlier this year, the British technology company had set the ...
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Rolling bearings for cryogenic hydrogen

Rolling bearings for cryogenic hydrogen

Hydrogen cooled well below zero poses particular challenges to the components used, especially the moving ones. The ball bearings of submersible pumps for pumping cryogenic media are examples of such heavily burdened parts. That is why NSK, a company originated in Tokyo, has developed self-lubricating deep groove ball bearings that work without the need to ...
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H-Tec Systems introduces scalable Hydrogen Cube System

H-Tec Systems introduces scalable Hydrogen Cube System

At Hannover Messe 2022, the company H-Tec Systems, from Augsburg, introduced the Hydrogen Cube System (HCS) to a wide audience. The HCS generates green hydrogen via PEM electrolysis. The modular system is suitable for use in large multi-MW electrolysis plants within the energy-intensive manufacturing and chemical industries or to store surplus wind power. The Cubes ...
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Quick market entry with partner Symbio

Quick market entry with partner Symbio

In June 2022, automotive supplier Schaeffler together with Symbio – a Michelin and Faurecia company – established the joint venture Innoplate which plans to produce “the next generation” of bipolar plates. Benjamin Daniel, head of the fuel cell business unit at Schaeffler Automotive Technologies, explains the new options. H2-international: Bipolar plates are considered a strategic ...
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Efficient coating process for BPPs

Efficient coating process for BPPs

In PEMECs (proton-exchange membrane electrolyzers) as well as PEMFCs (PEM fuel cells), chemical processes are taking place during operation that attack the surface of the material used and lead to corrosion in the medium or long term. Various studies show that because of internal corrosion processes in BPPs (bipolar plates) made of pure stainless steel, ...
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Key components with optimization potential

Key components with optimization potential

The bipolar plate is one of the most used components in a fuel cell stack, alongside the gaskets and the membrane electrode assembly. This is why it’s important in the overall scheme of things to bring down their cost. Manufacturers, regardless of whether they produce metal or graphite solutions, are increasingly looking to automate and ...
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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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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.

In-depth news articles on hydrogen, fuel cells, energy storage and electric transportation.

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.