November 2018


picture Fuel Cells and Batteries to Replace Diesel
To improve quality of life, a growing number of local councils have set up zones for environmental protection and noise reduction and have discussed driving bans to clean up the air in cities and metropolitan areas. One consequence of their efforts has been a tightening of emission regulations regarding community vehicles and public equipment. In … Read more
picture Fuel Cell Buses to Arrive in 2022 at the Earliest
At first, Daimler announced that it wanted to use fuel cells in light commercial vehicles. However, a few days later, news broke that the automaker planned to offer buses equipped with the technology as well, provided tests in a reasonable amount of time between 2020 and 2022 are successful. The decision is exemplary of the … Read more
picture Powerful and Highly Adaptable
Fuel cells are regarded as easy-to-handle, high-performance devices. When used in electric vehicles, they are a viable alternative to the battery-only option. They can be refueled in just a few minutes, offer a high range, and remain operational even in low-temperature settings. Plus, they are closely linked to renewable sources of energy. As hydrogen is … Read more
picture The Most Sought-After Electric Vehicle Option
The Hyundai Motor Group, based in South Korea, is one of few automakers that offer fuel cell vehicles on the market. In mid-June, it announced that it would support Audi’s work in the field and both corporations have since signed an agreement about cross-licensing patents. The contract expressly mentions the group companies that are part … Read more
picture 50th Hydrogen Station Goes to Potsdam
Nearly every week in August, a new hydrogen station came online somewhere in Germany. The H2.Live map by H2 Mobility showed fueling pumps being added in Weiterstadt, Ratingen, Munich (on Verdistrasse) and Stuhr-Großmackenstedt at the Stuhr autobahn interchange near Bremen. There are five commercial hydrogen fueling stations up and running in the state of Hesse … Read more
Sustainable Economy
The task of politics is to create an environment in which society and the economy can thrive. That is, if there is consensus about which direction to take. In democracies, this means much to debate and argue about. In doing so, people often find a solution that many can get behind. What can be very … Read more
picture H2Congress Shows China Widens Gap
Every two years, the H2Congress takes place in North Rhine-Westphalia’s state office in Berlin. And if there is one technology that has grown in popularity throughout past conferences, it was hydrogen. So it seems only fitting that this year’s event, held June 6 and 7, placed the emphasis on electrolysis and power-to-gas, that is, the … Read more
AVX Buys Kumatec
In mid-May, an AVX Corp. subsidiary, AVX Interconnect Europe, signed a EUR 12.5 million agreement to acquire Kumatec Sondermaschinenbau & Kunststoffverarbeitung, a German plastic components manufacturer based in Neuhaus-Schierschnitz, near Coburg. As a U.S. supplier of advanced electronic parts, interconnect solutions and sensor products, AVX bought Kumatec to benefit from the latter’s expertise in automation. … Read more
picture Hydrogen Europe Opened Main Office
On July 10, the Hydrogen Europe association opened its new main office. The event to mark the occasion took place in the White Atrium building on Avenue de la Toison d’Or in Brussels. Among the guests were prominent figures such as Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU’s commissioner for climate action and energy. … Read more
Plansee Shuts Down Fuel Cell Division
Plansee SE, which specializes in high-temperature materials and is based in Reutte, Austria, will discontinue its fuel cell business. Early this year, management had announced that the company intended to refocus attention on core operations, namely molybdenum and wolfram production, and abandon research on metal-supported fuel cells. It is said, however, that Global Tungsten & … Read more
picture H2 Well Launched in Sonneberg
A new coalition has formed in middle Germany to instigate an era of structural change in the region stretching from northern Franconia in Bavaria to the south of Saxony Anhalt. The goal of “H2 Well – a source of hydrogen and added value along the Main and Elbe river” is to establish a decentralized hydrogen … Read more
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  • 16th Ulm Electrochemical Talks (UECT), November 13 to 14, 2018, in Ulm, Germany,
  • FC Expo, International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo, February 27 to March 1, 2019, Tokyo Big Sight, in Tokyo, Japan,

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Zero Emission Bus Conference

Learn what is next in clean transport   –   27th & 28th November 2018, Cologne

The Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) conference brings together 300 policy makers, bus operators and industry experts to drive forward the realisation of zero emission public transport for Europe.

National and regional policy makers are under increasing pressure to provide clean solutions for the transport sector to improve air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The ZEB conference aims to provide these solutions and inform policy makers of the different options available to them from the battery and fuel cell electric bus industries. Participants are invited to join the exchange of ideas on these innovative technologies, and how barriers to their effective roll out can be overcome.

For further information on the event, its agenda and to register please visit


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EVS 32

From the 19th to the 22nd of May 2019

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

Papers Submission: Deadline extendet to 2018-10-31:


Discounts and Free Tickets

  • November 27-28, 2018, Zero Emission Bus Conference, in Cologne, Germany
    20% Discount:, Email to Sophie Derksen, use this code: H2-International –
  • January 30 to 31, 2019, El-motion, in Vienna, Austria
    100 Euro Rabatt:, Use this code for registration: HZwei Abo –

Please contact H2-international for more details.