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Double the eMove360° Experience

Double the eMove360° Experience

On Oct. 16, 2018, the eMove360° show in Munich was no longer an event that attracted mainly fans of battery-powered vehicles. For the first time, it featured a conference on fuel cell cars, attended by around three dozen people. However, the main question during this eMove360° Fuel Cell Conference, which took place at the same time as the show, was not whether battery or fuel cell vehicles would make it on the market but if and how the technologies could be combined. (more…)

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Linde Invests in Hydrogen

Industrial gases producer Linde has a new hydrogen production system in Leuna, providing more evidence of the company’s shift in strategic focus. On Oct. 24, 2018, Linde announced that it would add another hydrogen liquefier to its chemical manufacturing facilities in Saxony-Anhalt. The unit, scheduled to come online in 2021, would double production capacity to ten metric tons of hydrogen a day and would, like the old one, be linked to the regional pipeline system (more…)

ETC Swears by Hydrogen

ETC Swears by Hydrogen

nproxxUK-based Enrichment Technology Company, or ETC for short, has decided to split its German E&MS subsidiary into two: On Sept. 27, 2018, it announced separate contact numbers for the new companies located in Jülich, where Nproxx Jülich has been put in charge of constructing hydrogen tanks, while Pronexos will manufacture carbon-fiber composites and rollers, among other things. (more…)

Brussels Passes RED II

Brussels Passes RED II

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Miguel A. Canete, © European Commission, E. Ansotte

After three years of negotiations, the RED II bill was accepted by the European Commission, Parliament and Council in mid-June. Now, the parliament and council will need to make the agreement legally binding by approving the text of the renewable energy directive. (more…)

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Hydrogen Europe Opens Main Office

Hydrogen Europe Opens Main Office

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On July 10, the Hydrogen Europe association opened its new main office. The event to mark the occasion took place in the White Atrium building on Avenue de la Toison d’Or in Brussels. Among the guests were prominent figures such as Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU’s commissioner for climate action and energy. (more…)

Plansee Shuts Down Fuel Cell Division

Plansee SE, which specializes in high-temperature materials and is based in Reutte, Austria, will discontinue its fuel cell business. Early this year, management had announced that the company intended to refocus attention on core operations, namely molybdenum and wolfram production, and abandon research on metal-supported fuel cells. It is said, however, that Global Tungsten & Powders, a fully owned Plansee subsidiary headquartered in Towanda, USA, will continue (more…)