August 2020

The birth of a hydrogen economy


Future energy storage

The energy source of the future is hydrogen. It can be produced from renewables and used as a raw material or an energy source in multiple industries. The biggest challenge industrial companies face with hydrogen is also key to implementing energy systems integration in general. … Read more

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hySolutions CEO retires

A champion of the hydrogen industry, Heinrich Klingenberg’s defining influence extends from northern Germany throughout Europe. In early July, the hySolutions chief executive embarked on his well-deserved retirement. Klingenberg was instrumental in setting up hySolutions in 2005. As CEO and spokesperson, he doubly served the company throughout his entire term of office (see interview in … Read more

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Green refineries

In Wesseling, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s coal heartland, a new transportation era is dawning – at least if oil giant Shell has a say in it. “Petroleum products will continue to play an important role in the decades to come. … Read more

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Wanted: Fuel cell buses

Lately, potential customers from all over the world are complaining about the severe shortage of fuel cell buses. However, automakers have only themselves to blame. The few clean buses that have made it onto the market are either hybrid or all-electric. It is a rare specimen that runs on fuel cells. … Read more

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Green gas: A business model

Viessmann is restructuring both its fuel cell and biomethane divisions. Its newly founded holding company, Schmack BioEnergie, specializes in biogas with an increasing focus on biological methanation. As early as this year, Viessmann will start construction on the first commercial methanation unit in Switzerland. … Read more

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Daimler’s fuel cell cluster

In April, Daimler announced plans to enter a joint venture with Volvo to develop fuel cell trucks. In mid-June, preliminary agreements solidified as Daimler Truck set up a new subsidiary, Daimler Truck Fuel Cell, to pool fuel cell expertise. … Read more

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The birth of a hydrogen economy

When the Cottbus chamber of industry and commerce (IHK) and the regional economic development agency of Lausitz (WRL) announced they had submitted a bid to the German transportation ministry to be part of the HyStarter innovation cluster program, … Read more

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Time to take a different route

Hardly anything is as important to people around the world as getting from one place to another. Nearly everyone on Earth uses some mode of transportation. … Read more

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N2telligence turns Japanese

At the onset of 2016, N2telligence was renamed Fuji N2telligence. But it was not until early this year that Fuji Electric Europe, headquartered in Offenbach, Germany, acquired all of the company’s assets. Before the deal went through, the number of staff members on N2telligence’s payroll had shrunk to four. Lars Frahm and Andreas Exler, its … Read more

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Using concentrated solar power to produce hydrogen

Reducing environmental pollution is becoming ever more important. This is especially true now, seeing how pollution has worsened the impact of the recent Covid-19 virus outbreak. As a result, the search for alternative fuels is no longer just a building block for long-term climate action but vital to public health today. … Read more

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Articles of the new H2-international issue – August 2020

  • China charges ahead
  • Bloom Energy’s first-quarter exceeds expectations
  • FuelCell Energy – new projects ahead
  • Nikola goes public – and brings on the fireworks
  • Tesla – up, up and away but for how long?
  • Ballard Power and LCS in China – the early bird catches the worm
  • Plug Power to produce electrolyzers and hydrogen
  • New NOW leader
  • Apex – The one-stop H2 contractor
  • Timmermans – An advocate for clean hydrogen
  • The future role of grid operators and gas suppliers
  • German government invests in green hydrogen




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