August 2017


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pictureBallard Power: Good Start with Strong First Quarter
One good piece of fuel cell news after another: Businesses on the stock exchange, such as the ones discussed in these news articles, have announced a series of large orders, new strategic partnerships, technological advances and new investors (also strategic ones), and some (quarterly) results or forecasts promise interesting times ahead on the way to … Read more
picture Plug Power: Big Amazon Order and Investment
First-quarter figures this year differed from expectations. You could say: They were abysmal. A net loss of USD 24.1 million attributable to common shareholders, meaning a loss of USD 0.13 instead of USD 0.07 per diluted share. Plug’s possibly very disadvantageous Walmart business (forklift retrofits financed through leasing) is still making an impact that shows … Read more
picture FuelCell Energy: Unexpected Capital Raise
On April 27, 2017, FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) took everyone by surprise when it announced that it intended to raise USD 15.4 million in capital through an underwritten public offering. The net proceeds amounted to USD 13.8 million at USD 1.28 per share, meaning 15 per cent above current stock quotes. At the same time, … Read more
picture Hydrogenics: Chinese Investor Confirmed
Before the capital raise, a Chinese-based investor, Fuzhou Bonded Zone Hejili Equity, made a private placement to Hydrogenics (NASDAQ: HYGS) at a price that was 10 per cent above the average stock quote, meaning USD 7.83 per share. This has all the hallmarks of a good deal for Hydrogenics and shows the trust that the … Read more
picture Tesla: Squeeze, Bull Trap, Hangover?
Profit from 2017‘s first quarter was less than persuasive, as a minus of USD 1.33 per share (before extraordinary items/losses) was a much higher fall than the, on average, USD 0.81 in loss analysts had expected. First-quarter net loss added up to around USD 330 million. That revenue grew strongly by 69 per cent (compared to … Read more
picture ITM Power: New to the Market
ITM Power (NASDAQ: ITMPF) is the first R&D fuel cell business from the UK making the jump onto the British stock exchange. ITM manufacturers power-to-gas systems, H2 filling stations and electrolyzers. Currently, it is working on a module-based electrolyzer that could allow for combinations offering up to 100 MW capacity. … Read more
picture Jorgo Chatzimarkakis – Mr. Hydrogen in Brussels
Georgios “Jorgo” Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany, in 1966. He holds German and Greek nationality, a degree in agriculture and politics from the University of Bonn, and even back then, he had already showed a strong interest in economic history and international and European law, making his entry into politics an easier one. He … Read more
Don’t Count on It
In late March, Dieter Zetsche’s words on electric transportation and the future of fuel cells caused quite a stir in the automotive industry. During the auto motor und sport conference on March 27 in Stuttgart, the head of Daimler was asked about what type of electric transportation his company would favor over the coming years. … Read more
picture Daimler Stays
Daimler head Dieter Zetsche’s statement during the auto motor und sport conference in Germany prompted Stefan Hajek and Martin Seiwert, the editors of the Wirtschaftswoche business magazine, to write an obituary for the fuel cell (see also Don’t Count on It). … Read more
picture Confident About Upcoming Commercialization
Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, sent a clear signal during her opening tour of this year’s Hannover Messe on April 24, 2017. Together with Poland’s prime minister, Beata Szydlo, she went to Energy hall 27 to take a closer look at a fuel cell bus, something that created a cheerful mood among the exhibitors at the … Read more
No More OTTI
On May 31, 2017, the East-Bavarian Institute for Technology Transfer based in Regensburg, Germany, went out of business. Also known as OTTI, it filed for insolvency on Oct. 27, 2016, when it was on the verge of not being able to meet its financial obligations, and insolvency proceedings commenced on Feb. 1, 2017. No potential … Read more
picture New DWV Position Paper
Maroš Šefcovic, vice president of the European Commission’s Energy Union, spend twenty minutes during Hannover Messe to discuss the role of green hydrogen in the energy transformation with representatives from industry. The conversation at NOW’s booth was followed by the DWV and industry representatives presenting Šefcovic with a position paper by the industry. It called … Read more
picture DWV: Equal Opportunities for Green Hydrogen
On March 30, 2017, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association organized a parliamentary evening at the French embassy in Germany’s capital of Berlin. The embassy had already been the venue for a similar meeting between politicians and industry representatives three years ago. The topic was the economic feasibility of hydrogen transportation, this time including … Read more
picture Johannes Schiel Chooses Wind Power
Johannes Schiel, formerly managing director of VDMA’s Fuel Cells working group, left the German association of machinery and equipment suppliers at the end of April. His successor, Gerd Krieger, used to be his mentor and had been deputy director of VDMA’s Power Systems department. Krieger has worked for the association for 25 years. … Read more
Linde Wants Praxair
Since last December, industrial gas supplier Linde has been trying in a second attempt to merge with its American competitor Praxair. On June 2, 2017, Linde’s supervisory board finally approved the merger, a decision that was not without controversy. As Reuters has reported, one of the six worker representatives had abstained from voting, effectively turning … Read more
picture Run on Fuel Cell Buses
The marketing of fuel cell buses has begun: The successful completion of several showcase projects (see HZwei issues from January 2011 and 2014 and March 2017) and the conclusion of the CHIC conference in London late last year were followed this January by the launch of the Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Vehicles across Europe, or … Read more
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  • 2nd Asia Battery Sourcing Fair 2017 (GBF ASIA 2017), August 16th to 18th, 2017, in Guangzhou, China,
  • China International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Exhibition (CHFCE 2017), China National Convention Center (CNCC), August 28th to 30th, 2017, in Beijing, China,
  • Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA, September 10th to 13th, 2017, in Las Vegas, USA,
  • European Summer School on Hydrogen Safety (ESSHS), September 18th to 22th, 2017, in Athens, Greece,
  • f-cell and Battery+Storage, October 9th to 11th, 2017, on the Stuttgart Fair Ground,
  • EVS30, October 9th to 11th, 2017, on the Stuttgart Fair Ground,
  • eMove 360° Europe, Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous, October 17th to 19th, 2017, in Munich,

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October 9th to 11th, 2017, Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 30), in Stuttgart, Germany
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October 17th to 19th, 2017, eMove360°, in Munich, Germany
Free Tickets for the trade show for all days.

May 15th to 17th, 2018, The Battery Show Europe, in Hanover, Germany
10% Discount for the conference.  Call for abstracts

March 14th to 16th, 2018, European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC), in Málaga, Spain
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In September, Solarpower International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI) will take place from 10th to 13th in Las Vegas.

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