March 2019


picture Extremely Efficient Energy Production

But after Thomas Bareiß, who works at the German economy ministry, told those gathered on Oct. 10, 2018, in Berlin the heaters had been short-listed for incentives in 2019, you could hear them breathe a sigh a relief. Then, last November, the Bundestag confirmed that it would keep funding home fuel cells. Now, work can … Read more

picture A Site Visit to SOLIDpower in Heinsberg

Twelve years after the first BlueGen system came to market, SOLIDpower will launch the next generation of its fuel cell units, called BG-15, in spring. On Nov. 21, 2018, it celebrated the new product announcement by taking partners, employees, the press and many other invited guests on a tour of its manufacturing plant in Heinsberg, … Read more

picture Fuel Cells at Home: Looking for Options

What do you do when your heating system stops working? Of course, you call the company that installed it. And what if they tell you that repairing your 22-year-old gas boiler isn’t worth it anymore? Which system is affordable yet state of the art? Do you want a condensing boiler or rather a home fuel … Read more

picture Power-to-Gas for Non-Electrified Areas

A nightmare scenario is making the rounds in the gas sector: All of Germany comes to rely on electric power alone, abandoning the pipeline system. It is a future that can easily be dismissed as an unlikely horror story but one that gas companies are trying to prevent at all costs. It is why an … Read more

picture Wind Power Boosts Hydrogen Transportation

Thanks to NEW 4.0, the German state of Schleswig-Holstein is rapidly turning into a showcase for the energy market transformation in the country. The abbreviation stands for a growing innovation alliance, formed on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution, which intends to create a smart and interconnected energy system. One of the many NEW … Read more

picture German Politicians Show Their Support

On the German North Sea coast, interest in hydrogen is reaching new heights. More and more organizations are discovering the technology, while an increasing number of communities are mapping out concrete plans, and the number of politicians pledging their support is becoming greater each day. … Read more

picture Fronius Starts Up Green Hydrogen Fueling Station

At the beginning of October 2018, Fronius, a power electronics manufacturer based in Pettenbach, Austria, commissioned a demonstration system of a solar-hydrogen fueling station at its research and development facility in Thalheim, near Wels. The business expects the system named SOLH2UB to become not only a part of its 24-hour solar strategy but also a … Read more

picture Fuel Cell Watercraft

Hydrogen and fuel cells are becoming ever more popular in the maritime industry. After many years spent on research and development, it seems as if both technologies could enter the market soon. Launched in 2009, the e4ships flagship project had been a way to explore a variety of options for fuel cell use in the … Read more

picture Plasmalysis to Treat Wastewater

Plasma physics plays only a minor role in research in Germany. There are some niche market applications for it, such as coating plastic bags or cutting electrically conductive material. But the daily work of most German engineers and technicians doesn’t involve the fourth state of matter. Now that Graforce unveiled a new unit called plasmalyzer … Read more

picture Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Opportunities in the UK

Since the government passed the Clean Growth Strategy at the end of 2017, the UK’s hydrogen and fuel cell sector has been picking up speed. Despite Brexit headaches, politicians, business executives and researchers see the technologies as a great chance to set up key value chains across the country and turn it into a leading … Read more

picture Fuel Cell Engines Made in Saxony

The German state of Saxony is slowly turning into a hub for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. On Nov. 29, 2018, around 160 people headed to Fraunhofer IWU in Chemnitz to attend the HZwo Technology Forum, at which Martin Dulig, Saxony’s economy and transportation minister, started up a new system manufactured by Fuel Cell Powertrain. … Read more

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f-cell+HFC 2019

f-cell+HFC 2019 announces the keynote speakers and workshops.  See our website for the up to date list of keynote speakers along with the program overview. We are excited to be welcoming well known speakers such as Bart Biebuyck, Sunita Satyapal, Daryl Wilson and Dr. Maik Ziegler, just to name a few.  Two exciting workshops: CHBC & CHFCA Ports Workshop and Transitioning to Fuel Cell Electric Buses.

Full list of speakers and program at:

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Articles of the new H2-international issue – January 2019

  • BlueGen: The Next Generation
  • A Story About Trying to Buy a Residential Fuel Cell
  • Extremely Efficient Energy Production
  • Politicians in the North Show Their Support
  • New Prospects for Bremerhaven
  • Economy Ministry Draws Up National Hydrogen Strategy                      
  • Electric Workhorses, Up Close
  • Thoughts on the Future of the German Auto Industry
  • Who Is First to Abandon ICEs?
  • A Car That’ll Make You Smile
  • Potsdam Meets 50-Station Target
  • Zero Emission Shipping Symposium in Hamburg
  • e4ships 2.0 – Maritime Projects to Last
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Opportunities in the UK
  • French Hydrogen Days in Toulouse
  • Linz’ Hydrogen Initiative





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.



  • 11th Green Vehicle Convention 2019 (GVC), March 28 to 29, 2019, in Beijing, China,
  • 9th China International New Energy & Intelligent Vehicle Forum, April 2 to 3, 2019, Shanghai, China,

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The smarter E Europe

The smarter E Europe, the continent’s largest energy industry platform, has signed a cooperation agreement with the associations Eurogas and Hydrogen Europe. Their objective is to join forces in achieving a decarbonised Europe and work together towards a future powered by renewable energy. The future role of Power-To-X and how hydrogen, together with solar and wind energy, can pave the way towards successful sector coupling will be among the topics discussed at The smarter E Europe and its individual exhibitions, which are taking place in Munich on May 15–17, 2019.

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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.