Climate change is very unpleasant. But it also becomes uncomfortable to do something about climate change. In Germany, the Coal Commission was formed with the task of conceiving and planning the phase-out of coal. It can last up to twenty years, it’s been agreed. The affected regions painfully fast, and the climate protectors unbearably long. Germany’s withdrawal from coal is not enough for global climate protection. Around 1,300 new coal-fired power plants are currently being built or planned worldwide. And 90 percent of all new coal-fired power plants are built in developing countries. Those who understand these figures will think that the game against climate change has long since been lost.
It’s been around three years since publisher Springer Verlag released the first edition of its guidebook “Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen – Technologien und Marktperspektiven”, written by Johannes Töpler and Jochen Lehmann. In late 2017, an extended and updated version hit the shelves, again comprehensively informing readers about hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Taking account of recent debates, this second edition in German grew by more than 80 pages to include a new chapter on hydrogen storage in underground caverns and one about power-to-X. To make up for the somewhat high price tag, it comes with a non-transferrable coupon that a buyer can use to download the e-book version.
Springer Vieweg Verlag has published a new 324-page softcover book about “Evaluating the safety of composite tanks.” Author Georg W. Mair looks at the potential of statistical methods beyond current regulations to show alternative options for rating the safety of carbon fiber-reinforced tanks. Mair works at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing or BAM and heads the division Pressure Equipment – Pressure Receptacles – Fuel Gas Storage Systems.
Both the author Arno A. Evers and the publishing house Hydrogeit Verlag decided to donate the book The Hydrogen Society – More Than Just a Vision? to the worldwide H2-community. This book written by Arno A. Evers was published in April 2010 on the annual Hanover Fair where the author had established a global meeting point for companies and interested people
It was exactly last Christmas that the Springer publishing company started to offer a new specialist book on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. The book takes a broad approach toward the topic, including everything from H2 generation to future fuel cell applications. The editors are Dr. Johannes Töpler, Chair of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV), and Professor Jochen Lehmann, also from DWV’s management board. The industry professionals asked renowned experts to enrich their 281-page book with chapters full of know-how and expertise on their specialist subjects.