October 2015

H2-international – Newsletter

This is the first official issue of the new H2-international Newsletter.Here you will find links to all kinds of detailed information about hydrogen and fuel cells.

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  • News – Published in September & October 2015
  • Timetable – Events Worldwide – Trade Shows, Conferences, etc.
  • Companies – Global Manufacturers, Suppliers, Sellers
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picture Alstom and Ballard approach the railroads
Until recently, fuel cells have been of little importance in rail transport. This spring, however, the company CSR Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd., which is based in eastern China, presented a tram which is driven with hydrogen. The new H2 tram, which features a fuel cell system from Ballard, left the production line in the port … Read more
picture Interview with Walter Huber from H2 South Tyrol
Numerous European countries are working hard – to a greater or lesser extent – in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Since 2006, one region has been particularly active: South Tyrol. In September 2009, in Bolzano, Italy, the ground-breaking ceremony was held for the construction of the first production and distribution system for … Read more
picture Second hydrogen filling station in Austria
On 21st May 2015, the first hydrogen filling station opened in Tyrol, Austria. The new station, on the Andechsstraße in Innsbruck, is situated on one of the most important transit routes in Europe and is part of an existing OMV crude oil filling station at which it will be possible to refuel six fuel cell … Read more
picture H2 Filling Stations for Switzerland
In Switzerland, the initial trials for the development of an infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles are now underway. At the start of April 2015, a consortium of companies announced that the first public hydrogen filling station is to be built in early 2016. The fuel to be used there is to be produced sustainably using … Read more
picture First German Truck Stop with H2 Station
As part of the 50 H2 stations by 2015 program, on 4th May 2015, the first hydrogen filling station to be situated on a German freeway was opened. The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) officially opened the facility, which is situated at the Geiselwind truck stop, in the presence of the Parliamentary State Secretary in the … Read more
picture VDMA: Leap forwards to series production
The Fuel Cells Working Group in the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) has presented its new Fuel Cell Business Survey. To gather the latest data, the working group completed a survey of approximately 60 members and calculated representative figures on the basis of 40 substantial answers. According to the comments made by the director of the … Read more
FCH JU: ene.field had a slow start
So that additional FC heating devices go into use throughout Europe, work is currently underway on a successor program to the currently existing ene.field project. Its goal is to achieve a further reduction in the costs of micro-CHP units (of approx. 30%). The new program aims to constitute the second demonstration step for manufacturers of … Read more
picture Roland Berger study calls for investment incentives for end customers
“Stationary fuel cells in Europe are on the threshold of a commercial market launch.” This finding in the study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants implies that the market launch of FC heating devices is yet to take place. So that a commercialization can take place, according to the analysis on the status of stationary fuel … Read more
picture Brussels has decided on H2 fuel
While the further development of the H2 and FC technology is diligently perfected in the laboratories and workshops using new catalyst materials or production processes, elsewhere – just as diligently – discussions are taking place about the political framework conditions. In spring 2015, it was decided in Brussels that in the future, during the refining … Read more
picture WES integrates green2market
This year, the World of Energy Solutions will be taking place from 12th until 14th October in Stuttgart together with the green2market. The company Peter Sauber Messen und Kongresse GmbH initially tried to stage a “Dialog Forum for Environmental Psychology and the Economy” last year. Together with Angela Imdahl from the… Read more
picture Fuel Cell Forklift Trucks Undergoing Testing
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t only sell vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells; it also uses them at its production facilities. Since the start of June 2015, the firm’s transporter plant in Düsseldorf has been operating two forklift trucks which are powered by hydrogen fuel cell. The forklift trucks were manufactured by Linde Material Handling and are supplied … Read more
picture Frömmel and Melczer elected to the NEW-IG
At its annual meeting earlier this year, the New Energy World Industry Grouping (NEW-IG) elected its new executive board. The new members, who will initially serve for two years, are Thomas Melczer and Andreas Frömmel. Melczer, Director of Business Development at Proton Motor Fuel Cell, is now responsible for the … Read more
picture Biogas plants become control energy power plants
At the end of April 2015, GP Joule began testing its electricity fill-in concept. As part of the 200 kW H2 biogas project, the engineers at the head office of the company in Reussenköge, Germany, installed two electrolyzers, each with 5 kW stacks. In May, the plant was extended, with 16 additional stacks initially being … Read more
picture Hydrogeit Verlag offers 25 percent early bird discount for H2-international subscribers
There is a major information deficit with the topic of hydrogen and fuel cell technology – both in expert circles and in the public realm. There are almost no affordable English magazines that cover the research results from other regions of the world. The few press releases which are published on the internet often suffer … Read more
picture ENE-FARM installed 120,000 residential fuel cell units
Japan’s ENE-FARM program is arguably the most successful fuel cell commercialization program in the world. ENE-FARM has supported the deployment of well over 120,000 residential fuel cell units and is providing proof that long term public-private partnerships can push new technology into the marketplace. New models coming on the market in 2015 are smaller, more … Read more
picture H2 Mobility Joint Venture Established
On the basis of the H2 Mobility initiative which was established in September 2009 – as previously announced – a joint venture has been initiated. At the end of 2014, the partners Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total completed the final steps required to establish the company H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. … Read more

  • October 11th to 14th 2015, World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, Sydney, Australia,
  • October 19th to 21th 2015, International Conference on Hydrogen Safety – HySafe, Yokohama, Japan,
  • November 16th to 19th 2015, Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition, in Los Angeles, California, at the Westin Bonaventure,
  • November 17th to 19th 2015, 8th FCH JU Stakeholder Forum, Program Review Days (17th – 18th), Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, in Brussels, Belgium,
  • June 13th to 16th 2016, World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2016, Zaragoza, Spain,

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Fuel Cells

  • Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, Benzstrasse 7, D – 82178 Puchheim, Tel. +49-(0)89-1276265-0, Fax -99,


  • Busch-Clean-Air-web
    Busch Clean Air S.A.
    Chemin des Grandes-Vies 54, 2900 Porrentruy / Switzerland, Tel. +41 (0)32-46589-60, Fax -79,,


  • Areva
    AREVA H2Gen, Maarweg 137, D – 50825 Cologne, Tel. +49-(0)221-88824488,
  • Diamond
    Diamond Lite S.A., Rheineckerstr. 12, PO Box 9, CH – 9425 Thal, Tel. +41-(0)71-880020-0, Fax -1,,
  • H-TEC SYSTEMS GmbH, PEM-Electrolyzers, Maria-Goeppert-Str. 9a, D – 23562 Lübeck, Tel. +49-(0)451-39941-0, Fax -799,,
  • Heliocentris Industry GmbH, Tel. +49-(0)30-340601-500, Fax -599,,
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    Hydrogenics GmbH, Am Wiesenbusch 2, D – 45966 Gladbeck, Tel. +49-(0)2043-944 141, Fax -6,,
  • ITM Power GmbH, Energy Storage – Clean Fuel, Hegewiese 4C, D – 61389 Schmitten, Tel. +49-(0)6084-950012,
  • McPhy Energy Deutschland GmbH, Oberer Mainkai 1, D – 97070 Würzburg, Tel. +49-(0)931-35987-244,


Membrane and Separator

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    FuMA-Tech Gesellschaft für funktionelle Membranen und Anlagentechnologie mbH, Carl-Benz-Str. 4, D – 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Tel. +49-(0)7142-3737-900, Fax -999,
  • Plansee
    Plansee SE
    , Bipolar Plates, Interconnects and Metal Supported Cells, Austria – 6600 Reutte, Tel.: +43-(0)5672-600-2422,


  • hySOLUTIONS GmbH, Steinstrasse 25, D – 20095 Hamburg, Tel. +49-(0)40-3288353-2, Fax -8,


  • WS Reformer GmbH, Dornierstraße 14, D – 71272 Renningen, Tel. +49-(0)7159-163242, Fax -2738,

Research & Development

  • Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Reformer and Heat Exchanger, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20, D – 55129 Mainz, Tel. +49-(0)6131-9900,,
  • Fraunhofer_ISE_logo
    Fraunhofer ISE
    , Heidenhofstrasse 2, D – 79110 Freiburg, Tel. +49-(0)761-4588-5202, Fax -9202,


  • GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Sinter Metals, PO Box 55, Ipsley House, Redditch B98 0TL, Worcestershire, UK ,


  • Borit NV, Bipolar Plates and Interconnects, Lammerdries 18d, BE – 2440 Geel, Belgium,,
  • Buerkert_logo
    Bürkert Werke GmbH, Mass Flow Controllers, Christian-Bürkert-Str. 13-17, D – 74653 Ingelfingen, Tel. +49-(0)7940-10-0, Fax -91204,

  • Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG, Electronic Materials Division, Business Unit Circuits & Components, Heraeusstr. 12-14, D – 63450 Hanau, Tel. +49-(0)6181-35-5466, Fax -7850,
  • HIAT_Logo-web
    HIAT gGmbH, Schwerin, Germany, CCMs / MEAs / GDEs for PEFC, DMFC & PEM-Electrolysis,
  • weka-logo
    WEKA AG, Schuerlistr. 8, CH – 8344 Baeretswil, Switzerland, Tel. +41-(0)43-833434-3, Fax -9,,

System Integration

  • DLR_Logo
    Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) / German Aerospace Center
    Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics Energy System Integration Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, D – 70569 Stuttgart, Tel. +49-(0)711-6862-672, Fax -747,,
  • Flexiva-logo
    FLEXIVA automation & Robotik GmbH
    , Power Electronics – Hybrid Energy System Solutions, Weißbacher Str. 3, D – 09439 Amtsberg, Tel. ++49-(0)37209-671-0, Fax -30,

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