December 2017


The e-journal H2-international is getting cheaper: Subscription costs only 40 USD (35 Euro) per year from now on.2018 H2-international will be published quarterly – Two editions will be printed.


picture Fuel Cell Stack Market Overview
During a first market analysis several years ago, Professor Birgit Scheppat from RheinMain University conducted extensive tests and evaluations of fuel cell stacks available at the time (see October 2010 issue of German-language magazine HZwei). On behalf of Hessen Agentur and in collaboration with the H2BZ initiative, she examined which challenges customers face … Read more
picture Rising Fuel Cell Demand
H2-international has recently asked manufacturers of fuel cell stacks not only about their systems’ technical specifications, but also about their opinion of current market developments. As only seven companies participated in the survey, the results may not be very indicative of where the entire market is heading. However, you can discern a few trends. … Read more
picture Fuel Cell Incentive at 40 Percent
“Fuel cell cars are too expensive – and there’s no refueling infrastructure either.” You may hear a sentence like this one many times over. Both German-language magazine HZwei and English-language e-journal H2-international have reported regularly about new hydrogen filling stations (e.g., October 2017 issue of H2-international). So, let’s look at the price, which might be … Read more
picture Fuel Cell Mass Production in Germany
Fuel cell stacks continue to show a critical gap in power density development along the European automotive value chain. Filling it was the objective of two EU projects, Auto-Stack (FCH-JU GA 245142) and AutoStack CORE (FCH-JU GA 325335), which received financial support from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. … Read more
picture Alkaline Fuel Cell Solutions by AFC Energy and GenCell
For a long time, it seemed as if alkaline fuel cells, or AFCs for short, no longer had a chance on the market. But now, some developers are set on reviving this “old” technology. GenCell, a cash-rich business from Israel, has optimized these cells to a point where they can be offered as part of … Read more
picture How to Bring Hydrogen and Wind Power Closer Together
Northern Germany is well on its way to becoming a power-to-gas El Dorado. The past years have seen citizens’ initiatives and businesses initiate projects to explore new avenues in this wind-rich region. Most of their activities have yet to hit the mainstream news and some weren’t even known to many professionals in the industry. But … Read more
picture HYPOS – From Storage to Distribution
One of the objectives of HYPOS, the Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany initiative founded in 2013, is to establish a renewable hydrogen economy in middle and east Germany. The initiative identified the setup and expansion of the associated infrastructure as an essential prerequisite to achieve that aim. The region offers already available structures … Read more
picture BEVs and FCEVs in the German Energy Grid
Meeting the German federal government’s ambitious climate target, that is, a 95 percent reduction in GHG emissions until 2050 compared to a 1990 baseline, will require a decarbonized transportation sector. Cars powered by conventional engines must be replaced by low-emission versions. The two most promising substitutes are battery-electric vehicles or BEVs and fuel cell vehicles … Read more
eZelleron Partners with Infiniti
Buyers of “kraftwerk” fuel cell chargers may have to wait a little longer still. The manufacturer of the devices, eZelleron, cited an ongoing legal dispute about trademark rights and intellectual property as the reason for having to postpone shipments even further. Sascha Kühn, CEO of eZelleron, told H2-international that he would like to provide more … Read more
picture Double Feature in Hanover
Following its successful launch in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart this April, a new German dual exhibition will find itself in Hanover in the next. From May 15 through May 17, 2018, it will be featured at Hanover’s show grounds in halls 19 and 20. The joint debut of the Battery Show Europe, whose organizers have termed … Read more
picture EU Funding Explained
The European Commission publishes metadata about all funding approved as part of the 7th Framework Program (FP7) and Horizon 2020, with the latter still in effect to date. Analytical tools can be used to process and sift through this data to gain valuable information, for example, about the competitive environment. This article will show which … Read more
Power Station Gets Hydrogen Upgrade
Natural gas and hydrogen have much in common, but can a gas power station be adapted for hydrogen use? One organization that has been trying to answer this question since the summer is the Vattenfall energy corporation. In partnership with Gasunie, a Dutch gas infrastructure services business, and Statoil, a Norwegian oil company, it aims … Read more
picture New Business-Institution Co-Op for Intralogistics
NOW has established a new organization to support the fuel cell industry in Germany. Wolfgang Axthammer, one of the company’s two managing directors and head of its Special Markets program, confirmed that the first general meeting of the Clean Intralogistics Net, a network of fuel cell businesses … Read more
picture Electric Power – The Future of Racing
By now, it should be glaringly obvious that times are changing: Mercedes-Benz is exiting the German Touring Car Championship and entering the Formula E in 2019, alongside Audi, BMW and Porsche. Electricity is also increasingly driving Formula 1. The fossil fuel to electric power transition is in full throttle. Technologies that used to be visions … Read more
picture Hydrogen from Heat with Pyroelectric Materials
The conversion of waste heat into electrical energy could very well make an important contribution to CO2 and GHG emissions reduction and improve energy efficiency. A typical process chain will be based on a thermodynamic cycle, such as organic Rankine, a Stirling engine or a thermoelectric generator. A relatively new method uses pyroelectricity to advance … Read more
48 V – Four Times the Voltage
The latest technology making the rounds in the automotive world is a 48-volt system. This quadrupling of the onboard voltage from the earlier 12 volts reduces the current required for a given amount of power by a factor of 4 (P = U x I). A smaller current makes thinner cables possible. Considering the length … Read more
read more

Feed Order the News: H2-international Feed>


The Battery Show Europe

May 15th – 17th, 2018, Hanover, Germany

Europe’s largest trade fair for the advanced battery industry, showcasing the latest manufacturing solutions for industries including automotive, electronics, power tools, utilities, and renewable energy.

Battery Show


  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit, January 24th to 25th, 2018, in Brussels, Belgium,
  • FC Expo, International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo, February 28th to March 2nd, 2018, Tokyo Big Sight, in Tokyo, Japan,
  • IRES, Intern. Conference & Exhibition for the Storage of Renewable Energies, March 13th to 15th, 2018, in Düsseldorf, Germany,
  • European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC), March 14th to 16th, 2018, in Málaga, Spain,
  • EV Expo, May 9th to 11th, 2018, in Guangzhou International Sourcing Center, China,
  • 5th Residential Energy Storage Forum, organized by Dufresne, May 14th to 15th, 2018, in Berlin, Germany,

more events


Premium partner

Areva Areva AVL
Becker BORIT_logo buerkert
Busch DLR_Logo DWV
Diamond ElectroChem EFCF
f-cell Fraunhofer_ISE_logo Fumatech-Logo
Giner Green HIAT_Logo-web
H-Tec-Education H-Tec-Systems Hydrogenics
Hydrogenious H2FC iGas
Kerafol MeliCon NOW
OMB Plansee Proton_OnSite
PTEC Serenergy SGL
SMART TesTneT-Logo-web MicrobEnergy
Weka Wystrach

further partners

Do you also want to be part of this Business Directory? Please have a look here.



Is your company involved in energy storage? Is flexible sector coupling your topic?

Then what are you waiting for?
Become an exhibitor at
Energy Storage Europe 2018,
the exhibition for the global energy storage industry
with a specialist visitor share of 99.8 per cent and
the latest technological developments including Power-2-X.

From March 13 to 15, 2018 in Düsseldorf.

Get info on exhibitor and sponsoring opportunities now!


Discounts and Free Tickets

January 24th & 25th, 2018, ACI’s Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit, in Brussels, Belgium
15% Discount for the conference (until 31st of December). Send code MPEHF15 to –

March 13th to 15th, 2018, Energy Storage Europe, in Düsseldorf, Germany
10% Discount. Use this code for registration: 000010rdynnc –
Gratis Messe-Tickets

May 14th to 18th, 2018, 11th Energy Storage World Forum and the 5th Residential Energy Storage Forum, in Berlin, Germany
10% Discount. Use this code for registration: H2Int18 –

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

June 19th to 21th, 2018, Electrify Europe, in Vienna, Austria
50% Super-Early-Bird-Discount –

Please contact H2-international for more details.