April 2020

Enter the hydrogen decade


Enter the hydrogen decade

Since the beginning of the year, the fuel cell stocks covered in this issue had seen a fast uptrend, which ended with the spread of Covid-19 around the world. Fears over the impact of the disease on the global economy meant some gains were quickly lost. Still, in light of increased news coverage, multiple project … Read more

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Plug Power – not yet where it should be

Cashing in around the USD 5 mark, as I recommended, may have been a bit premature, seeing that the price rose as high as USD 6, but was ultimately a prudent move. At present, Plug Power’s stock again trades around USD 3. You may wonder what happened in the meantime. Simply put, expectations were too … Read more

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Ballard Power – well-prepared, still going strong

The manufacture of the new powerful LCS stack, through a Weichai-Ballard joint venture in China, will start in the second half, or around the middle, of 2020. In my opinion, it will lay the foundation for high, long-term growth in revenue and profit. Considering what month it is, we will not have to wait long … Read more

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Bloom Energy – a restart is in order

Bloom Energy stock rose for a good while, to around USD 14, before falling dramatically. The plunge was a result of the company’s relatively weak performance in the fourth quarter of 2019 and the same-quarter restatement of managed service agreements entered into between 2016 and the end of last year. Instead of over the duration … Read more

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FuelCell Energy – the moment you reach the growth ceiling

How quickly things can change. Just a few months ago, FuelCell Energy [Nasdaq: FCEL] risked bankruptcy due to questionable financial practices. With the help of a highly committed and successful consulting firm, the business then righted the ship. At one point, its price soared from around USD 0.13 to an intraday high of over USD … Read more

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Tesla – there is the short squeeze

In the previous H2-international issue, I wrote that the price rally from USD 250 to more than USD 430 already represented a short squeeze. However, I was quickly disabused of that notion when I saw Tesla’s stock hitting an intraday high of USD 1,000 before pulling back in recent weeks. … Read more

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Hydrogen Council expands its influence

Following an influx of new members, the Hydrogen Council has seen its influence grow around the world. In mid-January, the association said several global players, including Chevron, ElringKlinger, Mann+Hummel, McDermott and Nikola Motor, had joined the council in supporting roles. Its steering committee had also grown by five new members, namely CNH Industrial, Michelin, SaudiAramco, … Read more

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Handelsblatt Energy Summit in Berlin

The Handelsblatt Energy Summit, which took place in Berlin from Jan. 20 to 22, was the right kind of event to take the pulse of the energy industry. Attendees typically discuss issues that have far-reaching implications for the German market. This year, it seemed as if over 80 percent of all presentations, speeches, panel discussions … Read more

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On to the sea

Building platforms or artificial islands to produce hydrogen near wind farms is not a new idea. In the meantime, however, a growing number of organizations have announced that they intend to turn this vision into action. … Read more

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Capacity needs to grow

Known in English as the German Energy Agency, dena calls itself a “center of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and smart energy systems“ and an “agency for implementing the transformation of the energy market.“ … Read more

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HyVolution to be held annually

Twenty years later and a country apart, the French HyVolution show brings back memories of how Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe started out at Hannover Messe in Germany. Launched by Bertrand Chauvet, the president of Seiya Consulting, … Read more

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Postponed or cancelled events

Many events that were to be held this spring have been either cancelled or postponed because of public health concerns over Covid-19. Hannover Messe and Düsseldorf-based Energy Storage Europe will only return in 2021, the latter between March 16 and 18 next year. Essen-based SHK, the largest show for heating and sanitation in Germany, has … Read more

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Articles of the new H2-international issue – May 2020

  • Viessmann shuts down Hexis
  • Hydrogen Council expands its influence
  • New gas boilers run on hydrogen
  • HyVolution to be held annually
  • Overview fuel cell heating systems
  • Solid hydrogen carriers – Advanced metal hydrides       
  • CertifHy brings color into the market
  • Fuel cells go the extra mile
  • Current home fuel cell offerings
  • CH2ILE – The hidden hydrogen champion
  • Government agencies argue about who is in charge




Due to the current situation, we will refrain from announcing events this month, as most of them will not take place in the near future anyway.

But here are some online events:

  • Unlocking the Potential of Renewable Hydrogen, April 22, 2020, Webinar by Mission Hydrogen,
  • Green Hydrogen at Industrial Scale, May 20, 2020, Online-Forum by Scottish Development International,

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Discounts and Free Tickets

    RENPOWER H2 Sub-Saharan Africa, May 19 to 20, 2020, Online-Conference by Euroconvention Global
    10% Discount for the Conference –

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