January 2021

Fundamental change


Fundamental change

Thinking sustainably about energy and agriculture What a year we’ve had. Rarely has so much, in such a short time, changed in the energy sector, particularly for the hydrogen industry. For starters, we have witnessed the arrival of a national hydrogen strategy, council and office, a European Green Deal, a European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, RED … Read more

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Plug Power – Seize the day

That was fast. First, Plug Power [Nasdaq: PLUG] raises around USD 840 million issuing new shares at USD 22.25 apiece. A felt five minutes later, the company is offered a USD 1 billion bought deal, perfectly exploiting the stock surge to collect massive capital. Plug must now have over USD 1.7 billion in the bank, … Read more

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Nikola Motors – GM bows out

The hammer fell on Nov. 30, 2020. General Motors will not buy into Nikola. But according to the new memorandum of understanding, GM still wants to work with Nikola on battery and fuel cell technology. Consequently, the Badger pickup truck will not emerge from GM’s assembly line as planned. And the originally projected USD 2 … Read more

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Adieu, Stephan Kohler

At the age of 67, Stephan Kohler’s passing in late October last year came as quite a surprise. His death was reported by the German Zukunft Erdgas industry initiative, on whose supervisory board Kohler had been since 2018. Many politicians and business leaders remember Kohler as a passionate fighter for climate action. Zukunft Erdgas chairman … Read more

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Angelika Heinzel retires from ZBT

At the end of 2020, Angelika Heinzel stepped down as chief executive of ZBT’s fuel cell technology center, a research institute she led for a total of 19 years. In March, she will also leave her professorship at Duisburg-Essen University’s Mechanical and Process Engineering department, and her leading scientific role at ZBT. As for her … Read more

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Tesla joins S&P 500

It may seem contradictory, since joining an important market index is a very good thing, requiring funds to adjust their holdings. In Tesla’s case, I see at least USD 8 billion would have to be invested through them. I tend to doubt this will automatically lead to a massive increase in valuation. Index funds may … Read more

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FuelCell Energy – High-frequency trading prompts stock surge

FuelCell Energy’s quarterly results weren’t the reason for the year-end price surge from around USD 2 to over USD 11. At times, more than 200 million trades were concluded in one day, which exceeds the total shares outstanding. I believe we’re witnessing the impact of high-frequency or day trades or swarm-like investor activity via, e.g., … Read more

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DLR’s new leader

One woman retires, another takes her place: On Oct. 1, 2020, Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, was appointed chairwoman of the German Aerospace Center, DLR. A materials scientist and engineer, she took over for Pascale Ehrenfreund, who had held the position since August 2015. Kaysser-Pyzalla said she is looking forward to “leading such a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary organization.” In … Read more

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Cummins to start production in Herten

In mid-November 2020, diesel and gas engine maker Cummins, which has more than 6,700 employees in Europe, announced plans to erect a production site above Germany’s defunct Ewald mine in Herten. The decision was not surprising. Hydrogenics Germany lies a mere 20 kilometers west of Herten, and Cummins acquired parent company Hydrogenics Corp. in September … Read more

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Bloom Energy – What a rally!

As third-quarter results faded in the rear-view mirror, Bloom Energy stock rebounded with a vengeance following a temporary slump. Natural disasters, including storms and floods, prevented the completion of 41 projects, pushing revenue below the anticipated USD 225 million to USD 200 million, And yet, the company’s USD 12 million in the red means Bloom … Read more

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Ballard – Bought deal rakes in USD 400 million

In what is known as a bought deal, an underwriter syndicate co-led by investment bank Raymond James has offered Ballard Power [Nasdaq: BLDP] fresh capital for shares. The offer was so popular, the initial USD 250 million target was quickly raised to USD 402.5 million: In late November 2020, the companies agreed on USD 350 … Read more

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A new dawn for hydrogen

Fuel cell and hydrogen stocks are riding a wave of popularity as a new megatrend sweeps the market. So far, every single one of these stocks has exceeded expectations. But how long will the love affair between investors and the industry last? Will analysts and shareholders use new methods to evaluate business models, prospects, backlogs, … Read more

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Order the News: H2-international Feed Feed


Articles of the new H2-international issue – February 2021

  • GTT acquires Areva H2Gen
  • DVGW partnership with DVGW confirmed
  • The cost of clean hydrogen-generated electricity
  • kraftwerk is back
  • Hydrogen Campus in Salzgitter
  • Green hydrogen for industry
  • Hydrogen on Wadden Islands
  • eFarm project started in Bosbüll
  • LOHC – Hydrogen transport made easy
  • Webinar? Conference?
  • Clean hydrogen on demand



  • FC Expo, March 3 to 5, 2021, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan,
  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit, March 17 to 18, 2021, in Porto, Portugal,
  • World Online Conference on Sustainable Technologies – WOCST, March 17 to 19, 2021,
  • Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe, April 12 to 16, 2021, online, Germany,

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