February 2020

The negative image of PtX


image The negative image of PtX
Despite the current wave of enthusiasm about the potential of hydrogen, there is much discussion and much uncertainty about the role of synthetic fuels. If you follow the current debate,…
image IAA – New start looks different
That’s how it is when theory and practice diverge: While the former VDA boss Bernhard Mattes announced a new beginning at the International Automobile Exhibition 2019 (IAA), the exhibition halls…
image Hydrogen CHP plant for Dubai
Hydrogen-powered combustion engines seemed dead after BMW had stopped development work on H2 reciprocating piston engines years ago. This still applies to passenger cars, but not to commercial vehicles or stationary plants…
image Kerstin Andreae heads BDEW
Since the beginning of November 2019, Kerstin Andreae has been the new Managing Director of the Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e. V. (Federal Association of…
image f-cell attracts numerous suppliers
H2 race provides for publicity. On September 10 and 11, 2019, the f-cell took place in Stuttgart for the 19th time, and as one could undoubtedly observe, the event has…
Hydrogen and WindEnergy
Where is the best place to demonstrate how hydrogen and wind power technology can grow together in the future? Northern Germany is certainly predestined for this. This is why Hamburg…
image Balancing act between commercialisation and project business
The new Fuel Cell Industry Review 2019 with market data and analyses was published in January 2020. Since 2014, E4tech’s team has been contacting fuel cell companies worldwide to build it, aggregating their supply figures…
image Wrightbus continues driving
Northern Ireland bus manufacturer Wrightbus was acquired by Bamford Bus Company (BBC) in October 2019 and is now working under Jo Bamford’s leadership on fuel cell integration and H2 infrastructure expansion.
image 130 hydrogen filling stations by 2021
Nikolas Iwan. The expansion of the H2 infrastructure continues – albeit much slower than it could be. The declared goal of having 100 hydrogen refuelling sites in Germany is expected…
image Growth and strengthening
At the annual meeting of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) at the end of 2019, a new management trio came together. Jörg Starr of Audi, who was recently elected Chairman of the Board, was joined by two Co-Chairs: Stefanie Beck from Toyota and André Steinau from GP Joule…
Linde joins ITM
In October 2019, gas manufacturer Linde acquired a stake in British electrolyser manufacturer ITM Power. Linde AG acquired a total of 95 million new ITM shares for EUR 45 million.…
image HyStarter is started
All the happy HyExperts- and HyPerformer-winner, © NOW At the beginning of July 2019, the HyStarter tender was decided. Nine regions have been awarded the contract and will receive support…
image Load wheel with H2 drive
In a joint action, various French stakeholders intend to launch a load tricycle with pedal support in the form of a fuel cell drive on the market in 2020. The bicycle manufacturer Cycleurope has teamed up with Bianchi and STOR-H Technologies for development.
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Articles of the new H2-international issue – February 2020

  • The commercial vehicle industry discovers hydrogen
  • Politics pushes hydrogen as an energy storage medium
  • Enapter promotes the installation of self-sufficient microgrids              
  • Interview: Ballard builds leading-edge FC stack for Audi
  • Kerstin Andreae heads BDEW
  • CEP: Growth and strengthening
  • Wrightbus continues driving
  • Flexible, stretchable bio-fuel cell
  • Hydrogen and WindEnergy
  • f-cell attracts numerous suppliers




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