February 2019


picture Radically New Marine Propulsion

Environmentalists have had the maritime sector in their sights for some time. Cruise liners in particular emit large amounts of pollutants on route to the world’s natural – sometimes seemingly untouched – landscapes, or their diesel generators are running to power onboard systems while they are docked. However, now that shipping companies are switching to … Read more

picture Certifiably Complicated

One thing that became apparent at the IAA Commercial
Vehicles 2018 was that the issue of hydrogen tank approval had yet to be resolved. Though it had already been said years ago
that tanks “must only get approved,” the process is taking
much longer than expected. At present, there are few 700-bar
type IV units … Read

picture Economy Ministry Draws Up National Hydrogen Strategy

At least once a year, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
Association, better known as the DWV, organizes a so-called
parliamentary evening in Berlin. Last year, on Nov. 8, 2018,
the event took place in the Embassy of the Czech Republic. A
roll call vote prevented most members of the German Bundestag
from attending. Still, … Read more

picture H2BX Sees Opportunities in Hydrogen

Eleven founding members set up H2BX – Hydrogen for Bremerhaven Region as recently as two years ago. At the first meeting, the number had already climbed to 25, while there were more than 60 last November. The subsequent information event on “Hydrogen Technology in Practice – Prospects for Bremerhaven” attracted more than 150 attendees. … Read

picture Outline of a European Hydrogen Strategy

Hydrogen has finally entered the halls of power: Last September, the gas, as well as storage, was a key topic at the meeting of the EU countries’ energy ministers in Linz. Austria, which, at the time, held the presidency of the EU Council, had put the creation of a Hydrogen Initiative on the agenda, inviting … Read more

picture All Set for Nicolas Hulot’s Hydrogen Road Map

In 2013, France’s government began cooperating with the national Afhypac association on holding Journées Hydrogène dans les Territoires, that is, Hydrogen Days in the Regions, each year in another one of them. Last September, it was Occitanie’s turn to invite people to Toulouse. … Read

picture Who Is First to Abandon ICEs?

Manufacturers of gasoline and, especially, diesel vehicles are under growing pressure to come up with new options. At the latest since the German transportation minister, Andreas Scheuer, stated in mid-September 2018 that software updates alone would not be enough to fix diesel emissions, the benefits of diesel models have been declining by the hour. Meanwhile, … Read more

picture A Car That’ll Make You Smile

Today, few car dealers can give consumers comprehensive answers about electric vehicles. Regardless of the model, an EV is still a curiosity in most showrooms. Either there is none on display or a single one is standing in a faraway corner. On top of this, fuel cell cars are mostly unavailable simply because there are … Read more

picture Potsdam Meets 50-Station Target

The German transportation minister, Andreas Scheuer, was not among those who took a trip to Potsdam, in the state of Brandenburg, to see the opening of the country’s 50th hydrogen fueling station on Sept. 7, 2018. His absence, however, did little to stop those who came from celebrating this particular milestone. The event attracted over … Read more

picture Gaps Are Closing

On Sept. 18, 2018, shortly after the hydrogen fueling station in Potsdam was started up (see Potsdam Meets 50-Station Target), the 51st one in Germany, and first in Saxony state, went into operation in Dresden. It is located on Wiener Strasse, at a Total gas station in an easily accessible spot in the midst of … Read more

picture Hydrogen Test Facility in Kleinburgwedel

JA-Gastechnology, based in the German state of Lower Saxony, is planning to open a hydrogen testing lab this spring. The company’s founder, Jens Asmuth, decided it was time to branch out beyond the core business of calibrating emissions testing equipment and focus more on alternative fuel engines. Construction started last summer. It was said that … Read more

picture Electric Workhorses, Up Close

Never before had a commercial vehicle show featured as many electric models as the 2018 edition of the IAA Commercial Vehicles, which took place from Sept. 20 to 27 in Hanover, Germany. Most exhibitors that had a booth at the event displayed battery-electric or, at the very least, hybrid trucks or buses. Vehicles powered by … Read more

picture The Diesel Is Dead – Long Live the EV

Few expected something to be different after the change at the top of the German transportation ministry. The replacement of Alexander Dobrindt by Andreas Scheuer didn’t usher in a new era at the department. It is true that Scheuer is four years younger than his predecessor. But both belong to the same political party, and … Read more

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Efficient air supply of stationary fuel cells

Meet us at FC EXPO 2019, February 27 – March 1, Tokyo, Japan.

The new generation of Becker’s successful VASF side channel blowers offers reduced power consumption and improved performance for a higher overall fuel cell system efficiency. The modular design as well as the single-phase AC- and DC-drives with corresponding frequency inverters for optimised system integration complement the essential features of the new VASF generation.



Articles of the new H2-international issue – January 2019

  • f-cell – Back to the Roots
  • Good and Bad News from Ballard Power
  • Power Plant Deals by FuelCell Energy
  • The Ups and Downs of Hydrogenics
  • New Funds Secured by Plug Power
  • The Rollercoaster That Is Tesla
  • Economy Ministry Supports Hydrogen Clusters
  • Double the eMove360° Experience
  • Reap Wind Power, Fill Up Hydrogen
  • Linde Invests in Hydrogen
  • Kühn Tries His Luck with kraftwerk TUBES
  • SFC Enters Hydrogen Market
  • GP Joule Shuts Down H-Tec Education
  • ETC Swears by Hydrogen
  • ElringKlinger Divests SOFC Business




This year, roughly 1,100 companies at HANNOVER MESSE’s Integrated Energy sector present technologies and infrastructure for the energy and mobility transition. This includes the group exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe, which with 150 exhibitors from 20 countries is Europe’s biggest tradeshow platform for hydrogen and fuel cells. One focal point of the display is the storage of regenerated energy through the production of hydrogen or directly in stationary batteries.




  • FC Expo, International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo, February 27 to March 1, 2019, Tokyo Big Sight, in Tokyo, Japan,

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Energy Storage Europe 2019 | Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre

Focus on business topics, storage applications and mobility infrastructure

ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE is the trade fair for the global energy storage industry with a focus on applications and energy systems. The parallel international conferences offer the world’s largest conference program for all energy storage technologies. They include the 8th ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE Conference (ESE) of Messe Düsseldorf and the 13th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) of EUROSOLAR e.V. In 2018, the fair grew to around 4,500 visitors from 61 countries with 170 exhibitors.


Premium partner

Areva AVL Becker
BORIT_logo buerkert Busch
Diamond ElectroChem EFCF
ElringKlinger Enapter f-cell
Framatome Fraunhofer_ISE_logo Fumatech-Logo
Giner Green  Haskel
Hexagon HIAT_Logo-web H-Tec-Systems
HyCentA Hydrogenics Hydrogenious
H2FC iGas JA-Gastechnology
Kerafol Maximator Mehrer
MeliCon Nel NOW
OMB Plansee Prüfrex
PTEC Resato Seitz
TesTneT-Logo-web Vairex MicrobEnergy
Weka Worthington WSReformer

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11th International Conference “Advanced Battery Power”

on April 3-4, 2019 in Aachen/Germany

Advanced Battery Power is one of the important international battery conferences for scientists and engineers from academia and industry. The conference covers the whole value chain from materials to applications and system integration. Meet renowned keynote speakers and about 700 more battery experts!
Visit the exciting poster exhibition and the trade show with 35 exhibitors.

Book your conference pass now!



Discounts and Free Tickets

March 12 to 14, 2019, Energy Storage Europe 2019, in Düsseldorf, Germany
10% Discount: Use this code for registration: 000009hz4qyt –

April 1 to 5, 2019, Hannover Messe, in Hannover, Germany
Free Tickets for the fair –

April 2 to 3, 2019, 9th China International New Energy & Intelligent Vehicle Forum 2019, in Shanghai, China – 10%

May 19 to 22, 2019, EVS 32, in Lyon, France
160 Euro Discount: Early bird rate –

Please contact H2-international for more details.




EVS 32From the 19th to the 22nd of May 2019

the leading international event of electric and sustainable mobility in Lyon, France: