New dates for energy storage and H2 events

Logo H2ExpoNot least because of the pandemic, there will be a few changes in the trade fair organizing domain. Energy Storage Europe (ESE) in Düsseldorf will not take place in the spring as usual, but from September 20th to 22th, and under a new name, Expo for Decarbonised Industries. Another difference is that the energy storage fair will be prevented from coinciding with the world-leading glass production fair Glasstec. According to Messe Düsseldorf, it shall create a “suitable platform for decarbonization of industries and businesses in Germany.”

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VDMA Committee Gets Dual Leadership

Merz (l.) and Doehner, © VDMA

The Battery Production steering committee of the VDMA, the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, has had two new spokespersons since early September 2016. Both work for KUKA Industries, an Augsburg-based provider of fully automated battery production systems. The votes for Paul Merz, sales director of technology solutions EMEA, and Joachim Döhner, vice president of technology solutions, were unanimous.

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VDMA: Leap forwards to series production

Johannes Schiel, VDMA

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 working group Johannes Schiel, “2014 didn’t go so well”. The turnover in the fuel cells industry in Germany with commercially available FC heating devices and power supply systems in 2014 was only a moderate EUR 70 million, after EUR 50 million in 2013. As, according to Schiel, these figures correspond

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