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Asahi Kasei Europe opens Exhibition Center in the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf

Asahi Kasei Europe opens Exhibition Center in the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf

New Exhibition Center at the Asahi Kasei European Headquarters in Düsseldorf (Source: @Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH)

Düsseldorf, January 9, 2018 – After the founding of Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH (April 2016) and the opening of the Asahi Kasei R&D Center in CHEMPARK Dormagen (October 2017), the company has built on its marketing and sales activities. The newly designed Asahi Kasei Europe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf was completed at the start of December 2017. This exhibition space at the European Headquarters presents visitors with products and technologies for the automotive, medicine and health, renewable energies and lifestyle markets.

Exhibits, infographics, interactive touch panels and videos demonstrate the solutions from the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei for the world of tomorrow. Asahi Kasei Europe presents the topics of „Automotive Solutions“, „Life Solutions“, „Health Care Solutions“, „Corporate“ and „Corporate Citizenship and Community Fellowship“, to the public.

Managing Director Hideki Tsutsumi said at the opening: „Asahi Kasei Europe is your innovation partner with leading technologies. At the Asahi Kasei Europe Exhibition Center we present our businesses, products and solutions. We will grow together with the European industry by providing value through collaboration and synergies.“

„Automotive Solutions“
Safety, comfort and eco-friendliness are the focus of automotive innovations; in the areas „Sensing System“, „Interior“, „Exterior“ as well as „Battery/Engine“, Asahi Kasei displays its broad portfolio for sustainable mobility. High-performance plastics with trademarks XyronTM, ThermyleneTM, LeonaTM and TenacTM allow for economical motors and lightweight components. 27 construction parts demonstrate tools and technologies from different Asahi Kasei areas of business in the concept vehicle developed jointly by Asahi Kasei and GLM Co. Ltd. called AKXY™ (Asahi Kasei X multiplied by You, the customer).

Videos take the visitor into the world of this fully roadworthy vehicle and explain engineering plastics, which make it possible to save weight by replacing metal parts, or suede leather made from environmentally friendly microfibres for elegant upholstery. The trademarks LamousTM/Dinamica® stand for surface qualities, which the visitor can feel: The cushions displayed convey a pleasant „touch and feel“.

The operating principle of a CO2 sensor, which monitors the inside of the vehicle, is explained by a „carbon dioxide tree“, on which the colours change after breathing on the sensors, with this measuring and displaying the CO2 content of the ambient air. On the subject of electromobility, Asahi Kasei demonstrates its technical expertise and leading position in this future market with the battery separator foils displayed. HiporeTM and CelgardTM for lithium-ion batteries as well as Darak® and Daramic® for lead-acid batteries are the trademarks for these essential components of high-performance batteries and accumulators.

„Life Solutions“
„Life Solutions“ are applications that enrich daily life and make it easier. This includes the efficient use of resources with innovative packaging solutions, which contribute to the reduction of food waste, as well as plastic sealing films for pharmaceutical packaging. Asahi Photoproducts, a recognised pioneer for innovative print technologies and sustainable packaging solutions that are in harmony with the environment, is also presenting 40 years of development work in the area of flexible printing plates.

Cotton-based fibres or plastic-based technical fibres for elegant clothing or sportswear are standing in the center of the room: Mannequins wear a suit and a dress using fibres from Asahi Kasei, where elegance meets leading know-how in the area of fibre technology. The trademark CuproTM stands for a biodegradable cotton fibre, which is produced in an environmentally friendly production process, in which all production waste is reused. ROICATM is a sustainable elastic technical fibre, which is applied primarily in functional and sports clothing.

As a leading company in the area of ion-exchange membranes and chlor-alkali electrolysis technology, Asahi Kasei has proven technologies, which can be used to create hydrogen out of surplus energy from renewable energy sources. Constant further development of this technology makes this company one of the leading companies in the field of energy storage and in the realisation of a hydrogen society. The showroom explains the details of this forward-looking project.

„Health Care Solutions“
Fibre technology from Asahi Kasei makes the life of sick people easier and contributes to greater quality of life, and so high-performance hollow fibre membranes for dialysis therapy or virus filters for biomedicine are at the center of the section Health Care Solutions. An impressive hollow fibre membrane exhibit allows the visitor to realise the technological level that Asahi Kasei is offering biomedicine.

The defibrillators displayed are also a matter of life and limb, which have already saved thousands of people and continue to do so daily. People with heart diseases can also carry this life-saving device on the body as a so-called „LifeVest®“. „Zoll Medical“, an Asahi Kasei group company rich in tradition , produces and sells these essential products for acute and emergency medicine.

„Corporate, Corporate Citizenship and Community Fellowship“
Asahi Kasei was founded almost 100 years ago and since then has produced a consistent story of success. Milestones on this path as well as an overview of the European sites can be viewed in the Corporate area. The good and trusting relations with the city of Düsseldorf are also prominently displayed, which includes support for „Sportstadt Düsseldorf“ (Düsseldorf – Sports City); Asahi Kasei actively promotes football and judo.

The Asahi Kasei Exhibition Center is open now for customers, journalists and other interested members of the public. Opening times and appointments can be requested from Sebastian Schmidt by telephone +49 (0)211 280 68 139 or e-mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu.

About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
The Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active technology group that works in the three business areas of Material, Homes and Health Care. Material includes fibres & textiles, petrochemicals, high-performance polymers, high-performance plastics, consumer products, battery separators and electronics. Homes offers construction material to finished houses on the Japanese market. The area Health Care includes pharmaceuticals, medical technology, as well as devices and systems for acute and intensive medicine. With about 34,000 employees across the world, the Asahi Kasei Group supports customers in more than 100 countries.

„Creating for Tomorrow“. With this slogan, the Asahi Kasei Group refers to the common mission of all its companies, to help people across the world towards a better life and living with sustainable products and technologies. You can find further information at

www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.
https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Picture Caption:
AKEU Exhibition Center:
Milestones of the almost 100 years of the Asahi Kasei corporation“s tradition and the overview of the European sites can be viewed in the exhibition center at the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf.

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

Elektronik Medien Kommunikation

YUASA: Neue Homepage mit intelligenter Batterie Suchfunktion

Der Batteriehersteller präsentiert sich europaweit einheitlich im Netz

YUASA: Neue Homepage mit intelligenter Batterie Suchfunktion

Die neue Homepage www.yuasaeurope.com erleichtert nun auch die Suche nach der passenden Batterie.

Düsseldorf, März 2016 – Auf der neuen Homepage www.yuasaeurope.com vereint die YUASA Battery (Europe) GmbH erstmals alle drei Geschäftsbereiche Industrial, Automotive und Motorcycle unter einem Dach. Kunden aus den Bereichen Industrie, Groß- und Einzelhandel sowie Endverbraucher will der Hersteller damit professionell informieren und mit neuen Tools unterstützen.

Ob Industriebatterien, Starterbatterien für KFZ, Motorräder und Freizeitfahrzeuge, Batterien für Rasenmäher, Boote oder mobile Geräte: Die neue YUASA Deutschland Webseite präsentiert sich zusammen mit den Seiten der Niederlassungen Großbritannien, Frankreich, Spanien und Italien seit 2016 in einem einheitlichen Look.
Die Suche nach der passenden Batterie erleichtert nun ein innovatives Suchwerkzeug: Anhand verschiedener Kriterien wie Hersteller, Modell und Anwendung können Nutzer die richtige Batterie für ihre Anwendung ermitteln. Auch über die Teilenummer, z. B. eines Fremdfabrikats, lässt sich die passende YUASA-Batterie herausfiltern. Wird nach Starterbatterien für PKW und Kleintransporter gesucht, besteht zudem die Möglichkeit, die Schlüsselnummer aus dem KFZ-Schein einzugeben.

Neben vielen technischen Informationen finden Nutzer auch einen neu gestalteten News-Bereich sowie ihren nächstgelegenen Händler. Die für mobile Geräte optimierte Webseite mit selbsterklärender Navigation zeigt neben der kompletten Produktpalette alle zugehörigen Teilenummern und Batterieabbildungen. Im Downloadbereich können Kunden Prospekte, detaillierte Datenblätter und Anleitungen zur Nutzung einer Batterie herunterladen.

YUASA ist einer der weltgrößten Hersteller und Lieferanten von Blei-Säure-Batterien mit Produktionsstätten auf der ganzen Welt und einem weitreichenden Marketing- und Distributionsnetzwerk in Europa. Das breite Angebot an verschlossenen Blei-Säure-Batterien von YUASA deckt die meisten bekannten Applikationen, wie Sicherheits- und Alarmsysteme, USV-Systeme, Notlichtsysteme und OEM-Ausrüstung, ab.
Die YUASA Battery (Europe) GmbH in Düsseldorf wurde 1983 gegründet. Von hier aus erfolgt die Betreuung von 25 Ländern innerhalb Europas. Mit ihren drei Geschäftsbereichen Automotive (Automobil-Starterbatterien), Motorcycle (Motorrad-Starterbatterien) und Industrial (Industriebatterien für Standby- und zyklische Anwendungen) deckt sie die wichtigsten Marktsegmente für Batterieanwendungen ab.

Firmenkontakt
YUASA Battery (Europe) GmbH
Raphael Eckert
Wanheimer Str. 47
40472 Düsseldorf
0211 41790-0
info@yuasa-battery.de
http://www.yuasaeurope.com

Pressekontakt
Agentur Lorenzoni GmbH
Beate Lorenzoni
Landshuter Str. 29
845435 Erding
08122 / 559170
beate@lorenzoni.de
http://www.lorenzoni.de

Environment Energy

Redflow Enters the European Energy Storage Market

Redflow Presents High Energy Density Flow Battery with Small Footprint

Redflow Enters the European Energy Storage Market

First presentation of Redflow to the European energy storage industry at ees Intersolar 2015

Redflow – pioneer in long-life, cost-effective and safe energy storage flow batteries – has announced its entry into the European market. Redflow is the first energy storage company to enter large-scale commercial manufacturing through global giant, Flextronics. „As we expand worldwide, we know our battery technology is ideal for applications required by the European market, such as on and off grid remote rural power, telecommunications BTS sites, utility energy, commercial applications, and renewable integration,“ said Stuart Smith, Redflow CEO. „Our cost-effective and innovative technology provides numerous benefits compared with existing storage battery technologies, such as high energy density with a small footprint, 100 percent depth of discharge usage capacity, no active cooling required, and inherently safe design.“

Frederic Ridou, recently assigned as Sales Manager Europe, added: „I am enthusiastic about supplying system integrators throughout Europe with Redflow’s foremost flow battery technology. We recently launched our European market entry by exhibiting at the leading International ees Intersolar trade show for batteries, energy storage systems, and innovative production. The show presentation generated great interest from numerous industry representatives that came to meet with us. This proves that our storage technology perfectly meets the requirements for these industries.“

Inherently Safe and Smart Design

Zinc-bromide electrolyte is water-based and therefore serves as a natural fire retardant. In addition, the intelligent battery technology self-manages, self-protects, and informs via remote monitoring. The physical separation of cell stack and energy storage tank avoids any thermal runaway. In addition, no thermal airflow gaps are required. System integrators profit from easy implementation without any battery safety abuse testing, airflow testing, or safety encasing.

Multi-hour Usage Capacity and Robust Long-life Technology

Redflow“s energy storage devices are suited for multi-hour use such as time of day energy shifting for use during peak time periods. Thus, they resolve the intermittency inherent to renewable energy. The high temperature tolerance allows up to 50 degrees Celsius. With no active cooling required, the flow batteries are suited to tough conditions. Redflow“s flow battery has 100 percent depth of discharge, which is ideal for unstable grids and renewable energy sources. This characteristic prevents battery damage from power outages, unlike traditional battery technologies. The flow battery has an indefinite shelf life fully discharged with no maintenance required. In addition, no trickle charge is necessary when deployed or stored. Redflow also guarantees the energy throughput of its products.

About Redflow Europe GmbH
Redflow Europe GmbH is the Munich-based European subsidiary of Redflow Limited headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. Redflow is a market leader, the first flow battery company to outsource the manufacturing of its products, to one of the world“s largest end-to-end supply chain solutions, Flextronics. This enables large-scale production of high energy density kWh to MWh energy storage solutions, for use in small to large-scale projects.

Firmenkontakt
Redflow Europe GmbH
Sciobhan Leahy
c/o Heisse Kursawe Eversheds, Brienner Straße 12
80333 München
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.redflow.com

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
www.ahlendorf-communication.com

Wissenschaft Technik Umwelt

Messe Battery+Storage/f-cell – Heraeus ist dabei

Der Zellverbinder „B-Con“ ermöglicht bei Li-Ionen Batteriesystemen eine stoffschlüssige Kupfer-Aluminium-Verbindung. In Stuttgart zeigt der Edelmetall- und Technologykonzern ihn exklusiv.

Messe Battery+Storage/f-cell - Heraeus ist dabei

Der B-Con auf der Battery Storage.

Auf der Messe Battery Storage/f-cell vom 30.09.2013 bis 02.10.2013 in Stuttgart, zeigt Heraeus einen Zellverbinder, der Anode und Kathode von Batteriezellen jeweils als Monometallsystem effektiv kontaktiert.

Der B-Con
Der Zellverbinder besteht aus zwei Materialien, die im Platttierprozess überlappend miteinander verbunden sind, und zwar derart, dass das daraus entstandene Bauteil (der Zellverbinder = der B-Con) aus beispielsweise einem Kupfer- und einem Aluminium-Teil besteht.
Der B-Con bewirkt, dass an den jeweiligen Plus- und Minus-Polen der Batteriezellen eine stoffschlüssige Monometallverbindung (Alu-Alu und Kupfer-Kupfer) entsteht, zum Beispiel durch Laserschweißen. Dadurch erfolgt die Stromübertragung von Pol zu Pol nahezu verlustfrei – nämlich über den Heraeus B-Con.

Hintergrund:
In Hybrid- und Elektroautos werden aktuell vorwiegend Li-Ionenbatterien als Speichermedien verwendet. Um die Leistung bei einer Vielzahl von Batteriezellen abgreifen zu können, schalten, bzw. verbinden, die Techniker diese in Reihe.
Da bei Li-Ionenzellen die Anode aus Kupfer und die Kathode aus Aluminium besteht, stellt die stoffschlüssige Verbindung an den beiden Polen einerseits und die möglichst verlustfreie Stromübertragung zwischen den Polen andererseits eine große Herausforderung dar. Eine Lösung für solch eine Verbindung ist ein walzplattiertes Halbzeug (B-Con), das als Zellverbinder fungiert.

Sehen Sie den B-Con auf der Messe f-cell/Battery Storage vom 30. Sept. bis 02. Okt. 2013.

Der Edelmetall- und Technologiekonzern Heraeus mit Sitz in Hanau ist ein weltweit tätiges
Familienunternehmen mit einer mehr als 160-jährigen Tradition. Unsere Kompetenzfelder umfassen die Bereiche Edelmetalle, Materialien und Technologien, Sensoren, Biomaterialien und Medizinprodukte, Quarzglas sowie Speziallichtquellen. Im Geschäftsjahr 2012 erzielte Heraeus einen Produktumsatz von 4,2 Mrd. EUR und einen Edelmetallhandelsumsatz von 16 Mrd. EUR. Mit weltweit rund 12.200 Mitarbeitern in mehr als 100 Gesellschaften hat Heraeus eine führende Position auf seinen globalen Absatzmärkten.

Kontakt:
Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH
Guido Matthes
Heraeusstr. 12-14
63450 Hanau
06181-354583
guido.matthes@heraeus.com
http://heraeus-materials-technology.de

Wissenschaft Technik Umwelt

Eine ganze Welt der Speicherlösungen und der neuen Mobilität

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS: BATTERY+STORAGE, f-cell und e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG bieten drei Tage lang zahlreiche Programmhighlights

Vom 30. September bis zum 2. Oktober 2013 öffnet die WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS ihre Pforten. Nach der erfolgreichen Premiere 2012 präsentieren sich die drei Veranstaltungen BATTERY+STORAGE, f-cell und e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG zum zweiten Mal gemeinsam. Rund 155 Aussteller und zahlreiche Experten werden auf den Messen und der Konferenz die unterschiedlichen Forschungs- und Anwendungsbereiche von Batteriespeichern, Brennstoffzellen und Wasserstoff sowie Future Mobility Solutions vorstellen. In diesem Jahr kommt außerdem ein eigener Konferenzteil des Solar Clusters BW namens Solar Energy Solutions hinzu. Begleitet wird die Veranstaltung von einem abwechslungsreichen Rahmenprogramm, das verschiedene Netzwerktreffen, Exkursionen und vieles mehr beinhaltet. Beim Ride & Drive können sich Interessierte hinter das Steuer eines Null-Emissionen-Automobils setzen und eine kleine Entdeckungstour fahren.

BATTERY+STORAGE: Fast 30 Prozent mehr Aussteller als 2012
Die BATTERY+STORAGE konnte sich zum Vorjahr vergrößern: 65 Aussteller zeigen u.a. Energiespeicheranwendungen, Innovationen aus Forschung & Entwicklung, Batteriematerialien und die Batteriefertigung. Seit diesem Jahr ist der VDMA Batterieproduktion ideeller Träger der BATTERY+STORAGE und soll die Messe mit seinem Netzwerk dabei unterstützen, national und international noch bekannter zu werden. Das Ausstellerportfolio auf der Messe kann sich sehen lassen. In diesem Jahr sind z.B. Branchengrößen aus der Industrie wie die Siemens AG, die Manz AG, die AEG Power Solutions GmbH, die Kaco new energy GmbH , die ads-tec GmbH oder die Umicore AG & Co. KG, aber auch renommierte Forschungseinrichtungen, wie die Fraunhofer-Allianz Batterien, die RWTH Aachen oder das MEET der Universität Münster vertreten. Auf der BATTERY+STORAGE Konferenz stehen u.a. die fachliche Diskussion von Batteriematerialien
und -komponenten und ihrer Produktion im Fokus.

f-cell Messe und Konferenz: Internationaler Branchentreffpunkt in Stuttgart
Die gesamte Bandbreite der Einsatzgebiete für Brennstoffzellen- und Wasserstofftechnologien zeigt bereits im 13. Jahr die f-cell Messe und Konferenz: vom Antrieb für wasserstoffbetriebene Elektrofahrzeuge über Brennstoffzellen-Heizgeräte in der Hausenergieversorgung und die netzferne Stromversorgung bis hin zu der Demonstration von Wasserstoff als langfristigem Speicher für Strom aus erneuerbaren Energien. Aussteller und Referenten aus Europa, Kanada und Japan präsentieren Anwendungen, Materialien, Schlüsselkomponenten, komplette Produktionslösungen sowie die neuesten Forschungs- und Entwicklungsergebnisse. Neben Firmen wie Daimler oder EnBW und Forschungseinrichtungen, wie das Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) oder das Fraunhofer ISE, präsentieren sich auch Länder an Gemeinschaftsständen. In diesem Jahr ist zum Beispiel Kanada vertreten.

e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG: Zentraler Treffpunkt für Experten
Zum vierten Mal findet der e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG statt. Im vergangenen Jahr nahmen mehr als 350 Experten aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft teil. Seit 2012 koordiniert die Landesagentur für Elektromobilität und Brennstoffzellentechnologie e-mobil BW GmbH die beiden bundesgeförderten Projektverbünde Spitzencluster Elektromobilität Süd-West und Schaufenster Elektromobilität LivingLab BWe mobil. Im Rahmen der Ausstellung und in Sessions des e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG geben ausgewählte Projekte aus beiden Projektverbünden einen Fortschrittsbericht. Darüber hinaus eröffnen Themenforen über Elektromobilitätskonzepte in Frankreich und China einen internationalen Blickwinkel. Weitere Schwerpunktthemen sind die Elektromobilität für Nutzfahrzeuge sowie Perspektiven, die sich aus der Elektromobilität für das Elektrohandwerk ergeben. Im Rahmen der WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS stellt in diesem Jahr außerdem Baden-Württembergs Umweltminister Franz Untersteller das neue Cluster Brennstoffzelle BW der Öffentlichkeit vor – dieses bündelt die vielfältigen Akteure und Aktivitäten im Bereich Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie in Baden-Württemberg.

Das detaillierte Konferenzprogramm und eine Ausstellerliste finden Sie im Internet unter www.world-of-energy-solutions.de

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS

BATTERY+STORAGE, f-cell und e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG präsentieren sich 2013 zum zweiten Mal unter einem Dach – und erstmals unter dem gemeinsamen Motto WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS. Der Claim WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS reflektiert das umfassende Angebotsportfolio, das im Rahmen der Messe und Konferenz geboten wird. Die Plattform soll in Zukunft verstärkt als zentraler Marktplatz, Industriemotor und Think Tank für die Weiterentwicklung von Batterie- und Energiespeicher-Technologien, Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Anwendungen sowie Innovationen aus dem Bereich der E-Mobilität etabliert werden. Ergänzt wird die Veranstaltung im Jahr 2013 durch den Konferenzteil Solar Energy Solutions.

Kontakt
Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH
Lena Jauernig
Wankelstraße 1
70563 Stuttgart
0711-656960-56
f-cell@messe-sauber.de
http://www.messe-sauber.de

Pressekontakt:
eoscript Public Relations
Eike Ostendorf-Servisoglou
Löwen-Markt 8
70499 Stuttgart
0711-65227930
eos@eoscript.de
http://www.eoscript.de

Environment Energy

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2013: Batteries and hydrogen have immense potential as energy storage media

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2013: Batteries and hydrogen have immense potential as energy storage media

Trade Fair 2012: ads-tec Li-Io battery storage unit as an exhibit outside the fair

Coordinating supply and demand for electrical power is a challenge that takes on an entirely new dimension when a renewable energy system is added to the equation. From 30 September to 2 October 2013, industry experts will be presenting and discussing a variety of solutions at the f-cell, BATTERY+STORAGE, e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG and Solar Energy Solutions conferences in Stuttgart.

Meeting the demand for energy from renewable energy sources and thus protecting the climate and reducing dependence on imported energy is a long-term goal. One of the challenges involved is that production from sun and wind can no longer simply be adjusted to match actual demand in the power grid at a given time. Production proceeds independent of momentary demand levels and actually generates too much electricity at certain times. Batteries, chemical storage media such as hydrogen or methane and fuel cells can play a significant role in a future renewable energy system. That will be a major focus of discussion among industry experts at the f-cell, BATTERY+STORAGE, Solar Energy Solutions and e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG conferences under the unifying umbrella of the WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS in Stuttgart from 30 September to 2 October 2013.

„Developing complete system strategies rather than individual solutions“
„A good – and until now the only – option for storing large quantities of „surplus“ energy for an extended period of time is to convert it into hydrogen,“ explains f-cell-speaker Dr. Ulrich Bünger of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH in Ottobrunn near Munich. „Surplus green electricity drives an electrolyzer that produces the chemical energy storage medium hydrogen.“ Gas utilities in Germany are interested in feeding the gas into their existing 420,000-km-long pipeline network either directly or converted to methane. „Once the remaining technical issues have been resolved, this will be an effective method of storing energy. But it cannot be regarded as a business model quite yet,“ adds Bünger.

He therefore recommends focusing on the overall system. In future, he points out, the transportation sector will need larger quantities of hydrogen, as such manufacturers as Daimler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, Renault and Toyota are planning to launch serial production of fuel-cell vehicles between 2014 and 2018. Hyundai has already introduced a small series. And, he says, there is also a demand for hydrogen in industry. „The existing initiatives devoted to developing a hydrogen infrastructure are insufficient. We need to examine this issue within the context of the overall energy system and work together with all relevant interest groups.“

Electrical power produced by homeowners
In the meantime, people are making relevant contributions to the overall system. „With over 1.9 million photovoltaic systems (PV systems) installed on the roofs of private homes and farm buildings in Germany, numerous property owners have now become producers of electricity,“ notes Dr. Jann Binder, Managing Director of Solar Cluster Baden-Württemberg e.V. and organizer of the Solar Energy Solutions conference segment. Solar power accounted for 4.6 percent of gross production iin 2012 in Germany. And the boom continues in spite of falling feed-in tariffs: PV systems with a combined output of 7.6 gigawatts were installed in 2012 alone. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment expects a further increase of three to four gigawatts in 2013.

PV electricity for home/industrial use and storage in batteries
Dr. Andreas Gutsch from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, a speaker at BATTERY+STORAGE, cites an increasing interest in the direct local use of electricity generated by PV systems. „People who want to reduce their dependence on the power grid need batteries in order to ensure a supply of energy in the evenings when the sun isn“t shining,“ he explains, adding that such units will soon become economically efficient as battery prices continue to fall. On the other hand, he points out, the use of batteries to compensate for seasonal fluctuations over the entire year is not a viable solution, as batteries are too expensive – in spite of falling prices – when used only sporadically. „With a battery storage unit and a smart heat pump, a system operator can raise the share of self-generated PV electricity to 50 percent of his total annual energy needs“, explains Binder.

Heat and electrical power from a fuel-cell heating unit
The remaining need for heat and electrical power can be covered by fuel-cell heating units, which are capable of producing these forms of energy very efficiently. For this purpose they are connected to the natural gas network – and in future perhaps to a hydrogen supply line. Units of this type have been in use in Germany within the framework of the large-scale „Callux“ field test since 2008. Energy suppliers and equipment manufacturers will be reporting on recent advances at f-cell.

The complete conference programme for f-cell, BATTERY+STORAGE, Solar Energy Solutions and the e-mobil TECHNOLOGIETAG featuring some 140 presentations as well as further information on the WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS trade fair and other matters are available at www.f-cell.de and www.world-of-energy-solutions.de. The conference language of f-cell and BATTERY+STORAGE is English, the e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG will be simultaneously interpreted. The Solar Energy Solutions conference is held in German.

Bildrechte: Messe Stuttgart (Stuttgart Trade Fair)

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS

BATTERY+STORAGE, f-cell und e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG präsentieren sich 2013 zum zweiten Mal unter einem Dach – und erstmals unter dem gemeinsamen Motto WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS. Der Claim WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS reflektiert das umfassende Angebotsportfolio, das im Rahmen der Messe und Konferenz geboten wird. Die Plattform soll in Zukunft verstärkt als zentraler Marktplatz, Industriemotor und Think Tank für die Weiterentwicklung von Batterie- und Energiespeicher-Technologien, Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Anwendungen sowie Innovationen aus dem Bereich der E-Mobilität etabliert werden. Ergänzt wird die Veranstaltung im Jahr 2013 durch den Konferenzteil Solar Energy Solutions.

Kontakt
Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH
Lena Jauernig
Wankelstraße 1
70563 Stuttgart
0711-656960-56
f-cell@messe-sauber.de
http://www.messe-sauber.de

Pressekontakt:
eoscript Public Relations
Eike Ostendorf-Servisoglou
Löwen-Markt 8
70499 Stuttgart
0711-65227930
eos@eoscript.de
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Environment Energy

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2013: Conference programme featuring some 140 presentations now online

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2013: Conference programme featuring some 140 presentations now online

The event alliance consisting of f-cell, BATTERY+STORAGE and the e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG will present a range of closely interwoven conference and trade fair topics under the joint motto „WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS“. The complete conference programme is now available for download at www.f-cell.de.

The programme for the three-day conference and exhibition event to be held in Stuttgart from 30 September to 2 October 2013 features a total of 140 presentations on a wide range of issues relating to the development, production, application and marketing of fuel cell and lithium-ion battery systems in various areas of application, examples of best-practices in the field of electromobility and approaches to the development of the necessary infrastructure. The organizers – e-mobil BW GmbH, Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Peter Sauber Agentur Messen & Kongresse GmbH and Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (WRS) – expect to welcome well over 3,000 visiting experts from all over the world to the combined event.
Conference participants are free to put together their own programmes from the numerous concurrent topical forums in keeping with their personal interests, focusing on stationary or mobile applications, the production of batteries, fuel cells or their components, infrastructure issues or new advances in technology.

Strong national and international participation
Participants can look forward to interesting industry reports from Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa and the United States. Numerous leading companies have already confirmed their intention to participate. Representatives from BMW, Daimler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen will be reporting on current developments in battery- and fuel cell powered electrical vehicles, for example. Matters relating to the refuelling infrastructure will also be discussed.
Interest groups and innovation clusters such as NOW, the National Organisation Hydrogen andFuel Cell Technology, DWV, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, the U.S. FCHEA Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association and the California Fuel Cell Partnership as well as the HySUT Association of Japan plan to present lighthouse projects. Representatives from research institutes in Germany, Europe and overseas will be discussing new scientific advances in the field of battery and fuel cell production, hydrogen production via electrolysis and storage methods for the gaseous energy carrier. Speakers from Siemens, Manz, ABB, Ballard Power, Hydrogenics, Linde and other firms will address challenges encountered and successes achieved in the development of complete systems and infrastructure projects.

e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG
The e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG scheduled for the third day of the event on 2 October 2013 will feature presentations on practical experience and initial results of activities within the top cluster Elektromobilität Süd-West and the Schaufenster Elektromobilität „LivingLab BWe mobil“. Other special forums devoted to electromobility in France and China and to such topics as after-sales and safety, perspectives for the electrical trades and electrical utility vehicles are planned as well.

New: Solar Energy Solutions
A new addition to the conference portfolio is the Solar Energy Solutions conference scheduled for the afternoon of 30 September 2013. (This conference part will take place in German only.) The event presented by Solar Cluster BW e.V. will show how photovoltaic systems can contribute to the energy turnaround and feature solar energy solutions within the context of storage technologies, energy management systems and solutions for smart grids.

Further information in the Internet:
http://worldofenergysolutions.com/en/

Bildrechte: Peter Sauber Agentur

WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS

BATTERY+STORAGE, f-cell und e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG präsentieren sich 2013 zum zweiten Mal unter einem Dach – und erstmals unter dem gemeinsamen Motto WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS. Der Claim WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS reflektiert das umfassende Angebotsportfolio, das im Rahmen der Messe und Konferenz geboten wird. Die Plattform soll in Zukunft verstärkt als zentraler Marktplatz, Industriemotor und Think Tank für die Weiterentwicklung von Batterie- und Energiespeicher-Technologien, Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Anwendungen sowie Innovationen aus dem Bereich der E-Mobilität etabliert werden. Ergänzt wird die Veranstaltung im Jahr 2013 durch den Konferenzteil Solar Energy Solutions.

Kontakt
Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH
Lena Jauernig
Wankelstraße 1
70563 Stuttgart
0711-656960-56
f-cell@messe-sauber.de
http://www.messe-sauber.de

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Elektronik Medien Kommunikation

MediaRange Alkaline-Series: Batterie-Sortiment mit 7 Jahren Garantie

Der Frankfurter Storage- und Office-Supply-Spezialist MediaRange präsentiert mit der Alkaline-Serie ein eigenes Hochleistungs-Batterie-Sortiment mit 7 Jahren Garantie für anspruchsvolle Anwender.

MediaRange Alkaline-Series: Batterie-Sortiment mit 7 Jahren Garantie

Das MediaRange Batteriesortiment für anspruchsvolle Anwender – mit 7 Jahren Garantie.

Frankfurt, 13. November 2012 – Mit einem neuen Sortiment an leistungsstarken Batterien erweitert der Frankfurter Storage- und Office-Supply-Spezialist MediaRange sein Produkt-Portfolio. Erhältlich als Micro-Batterien im AAA-Format, als Mignonzelle des gängigen Typs AA und als 9-Volt-Block eignet sich die Alkaline Series optimal für anspruchsvolle Anwender, die Geräte mit hoher Leistungsaufnahme betreiben wollen. Ob Fotoblitzgeräte oder portables Aufnahme-Equipment – die MediaRange Alkaline Series verrichtet in allen kompatiblen Geräten zuverlässig ihren Dienst. Die leistungsfähigen kleinen Kraftpakete sind ideal für den Dauereinsatz und alle Anwendungen, die eine lange Betriebsbereitschaft erfordern.

Integrierter Schutz gegen Auslaufen
Um eine maximale Nutzungszeit zu ermöglichen, wurde ein spezieller Schutz gegen das „Auslaufen“ der Batterie integriert. So wird hochwertiges Equipment, beispielsweise im Foto-, Video- und Audiobereich zuverlässig geschützt, auch wenn die Batterie für eine längere Zeit im Gerät verbleiben sollte.

Hochleistungs-Batterien mit 7 Jahren Garantie
Die lange haltbaren und auslaufsichern Premium Alkaline entsprechen den neuesten Entwicklungen der Batterie-Technik. Sie glänzen durch hohe Ausdauer, ausgezeichnete Zuverlässigkeit und maximale Sicherheit, so dass MediaRange 7 Jahre Garantie auf das Produkt gibt.

„Wir freuen uns anspruchsvolle Anwender mit leistungsfähigen Batterien beliefern zu können, die durch exzellente Kapazität und Langlebigkeit überzeugen“, kommentiert Markus Speer, Geschäftsführer und Purchasing Manager der MediaRange GmbH. „Mit einer Garantie von 7 Jahren wollen wir das Vertrauen in dieses neue MediaRange-Portfolio stärken und gleichzeitig die hohe Qualität belegen.“

Die Premium Alkaline sind als 1,5 Volt AAA- und AA-Batterien im praktischen 4er- oder 10er-Pack und in der 24er-Vorratspackung oder als 9-Volt-Block ab sofort erhältlich. Information für Wiederverkäufer: Die Distribution für Fachhandel und Systemhäuser übernehmen die Distributoren api, despec, ufp und Wave Computer. Großabnehmer wenden sich direkt an die MediaRange GmbH.

Seit 2005 entwickelt MediaRange innovative High Quality-Produkte und Dienstleistungen im Bereich der digitalen Speichertechnologie. Ziel und Philosophie des Unternehmens war schon immer, hochwertige Produkte mit Premium-Eigenschaften zu besonders günstigen Preisen anzubieten. Diese Strategie bescherte MediaRange nicht nur hervorragendes Wachstum, sondern auch zahlreiche Auszeichnungen. So wurden MediaRange-Produkte bereits mehrfach von der Fachpresse prämiert und das Unternehmen selbst auf der Cebit 2009 mit dem Innovationspreis für Consumer Electronics ausgezeichnet. Neben dem Erfolg von MediaRange wächst auch die Produktpalette: Egal ob CD-Rohling, beschreibbare Blu-ray-Disc, USB-Flashdrive mit Fingerabdrucksensor, SD-Card oder Fotopapier – MediaRange-Kunden erhalten immer die beste Qualität zum besten Preis.

Kontakt:
MediaRange GmbH
Markus Speer
Zum Quellenpark 29
65812 Bad Soden a.Ts.
06196/52381-80
kontakt@mediarange.de
http://www.mediarange.de

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Environment Energy

Fuel cells, batteries and energy storage technologies: gaining momentum through the development of renewable energy sources

Fuel cells, batteries and energy storage technologies: gaining momentum through the development of renewable energy sources

f-cell Trade Fair 2012

The shift to a new, sustainable energy supply system is proceeding at full speed. The joint f-cell and Battery+Storage conference and trade fair event focused on the contributions of hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries and on possible scenarios for an intelligent total energy system. The industries involved are characterized by a steadily rising number of progressively improving products and components as well as increasing competition. 3,233 industry experts conveyed a mood of optimism at the combined event comprising f-cell, Battery+Storage and the e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG.

Stuttgart (eos) – To build a sustainable, environmentally safe energy system that provides energy wherever, whenever and in whatever form it is needed – that, in a nutshell, was the shared mission of the 3,233 trade fair visitors, including 585 f-cell and Battery+Storage conference participants, who came to Stuttgart from 8 to 10 October 2012. At the Messe Stuttgart, visitors and conference participants were briefed by 142 exhibitors and in 127 presentations by experts from Belgium, China, Denmark, Germany, England, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the USA on the current state of the art in the fields of fuel cell, lithium-ion-battery and hydrogen-production and storage technologies and had ample opportunity to discuss scenarios for intelligent energy supply systems. The international f-cell industry forum was held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Grounds in conjunction with the new Battery+Storage trade fair and the e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG for the first time this year. The event was organized in a cooperative effort involving Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH, Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH, WRS), Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH and e-mobil BW GmbH.
Seminars for teachers and energy consultants, a business brunch for firms interested in the industry, a festive evening event and an excursion for conference participants accompanied the joint event.

Growing interest in fuel cells and batteries
„The strong growth of our international conference and trade fair event reflects the growing public interest in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies,“ noted Peter Sauber, Managing Director of Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH, which has been organizing the f-cell in collaboration with Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (WRS) for the past 12 years. „As the combined themes of batteries and storage solutions clearly show, batteries and fuel cells will be equally important and indispensable in the years to come. Since many companies and institutes are concerned with both of these fields, the combination was very well received.“ WRS Managing Director Dr. Walter Rogg also expressed satisfaction with the premiere: „This was a very good start. We want to continue pursuing this approach and position the Stuttgart region as a prime location for sustainable mobility and future technologies with this joint event.“

A networked system
The experts who gathered in Stuttgart clearly emphasized the need for a networked total energy system that incorporates a number of different energy sources, relies on a range of different energy-storage options with different energy carriers and distribution systems and provides energy reliably to stationary, mobile and portable applications alike. „We are in the midst of the process of rebuilding our energy supply system. Completing that process is the task that faces our generation,“ as Dr. Christopher Hebling, Director of the Energy Engineering Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg emphasized in his plenary presentation.

Renewable energy sources can cover basic energy demand
„Thanks to a significant increase in the number of wind and photovoltaic power plants, renewable energy sources now account for roughly 25 percent total network capacity,“ he pointed out. „That figure is expected to rise to 80 percent by mid-century.“ Because sunlight and wind complement each other ideally in terms of available supplies, renewable energy sources are capable of covering basic energy demand reliably, he added. Yet it is already evident today that „green“ electrical power production exceeds actual demand significantly during certain phases. The unfortunate consequence is that, at the moment, both hard-coal-fired power plants and more sluggish lignite-fired power plants designed primarily to cover basic demand have to be throttled down. „This situation will become even more acute,“ the expert explained. „What we need are storage media that are capable of taking on „surplus“ energy from renewable sources.“

Batteries as storage media
Stationary systems equipped with lithium-ion batteries as intermediate storage media are already available in the market. Systems of this kind were presented at the trade fair by ads-tec GmbH and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), for example. „One example of a potential application is found on southern islands, where air-conditioning systems are run on solar power during the day, while loud diesel generators take over the job of producing electricity at night and during peak demand periods. Batteries charged with PV electricity offer an environmentally friendly alternative that is already economically efficient today,“ says Michael Mast of KIT. The BESS 50 system with a capacity of 50 kilowatt hours presented by KIT is capable of modular expansion and is offered by AccuSol GmbH in Karlsruhe.

Hydrogen as an energy storage medium and hybrid heating systems
Batteries are ideal solutions in situations in which small quantities of electricity need to be stored temporarily and „parked“ electricity must be available for use on short notice. But aside from pump and compressed-air storage units, there is only one solution that provides for storage of surplus electricity from renewable sources: hydrogen production. This energy carrier can be „horded“ in high-pressure tanks or in underground caverns for long periods of time. „Power-to-Gas“ is the term used by experts for the model in which hydrogen or methane derived from hydrogen is fed into the gas grid and is thus capable of storing 220 terawatt hours. For purposes of comparison, pump storage capacity in Germany is currently about 40 gigawatt hours. A new concept known as „hybrid heat production“ relies on a system that makes direct use of surplus electricity to produce heat for households and industrial facilities. Such hybrid systems switch back and forth from gas to electricity depending on demand. „According to calculations, industrial facilities and households could take on the entire supply of surplus electricity in the year 2020 – provided corresponding networks are available,“ as Bernhard Heyder of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG noted in his presentation.

„Green“ hydrogen from water
An electrolyser is needed in order to produce hydrogen from water with the aid of electricity. H-TEC Systems of Lübeck introduced a unit of this kind to the market in the spring of 2012. H-TEC makes use of a process known as PEM electrolysis, which – in contrast to the alkaline electrolysis method established since the 1950s – is capable of accommodating flexible operations even under partial loads. „We offer complete systems in a range from 1.3 to 200 kilowatts and are thus particularly attractive for system integrators,“ reported Åke Johnsen, Marketing Director at H-TEC.

Complete systems with electrolysers and fuel cells
One such system supplier is FutureE Fuel Cell Solutions GmbH of Nürtingen in Baden-Württemberg, a company that offers fuel cell units as emergency power sources for operators of telecommunication networks, transformer substations and industrial applications, for example. The new FutureE Jupiter Independence system combines an electrolyser, a hydrogen storage unit and a fuel cell. „In many countries, such as China, for example, regional power outages resulting from power-supply bottlenecks are daily occurrences. That is where our system technology comes into play. It is in strong demand wherever companies must ensure reliable, disruption-free power supply in order to maintain operations,“ noted Andreas Stadlinger, Director Sales at FutureE. During the f-cell event, FutureE Managing Directors Bettina Drehmann and Mark-Uwe Oßwald accepted second prize for their new product at the f-cell award ceremony in the „classic“ category.

First fuel cell heating units enter the market
End-consumers can already enjoy the benefits of fuel cell applications and purchase fuel cell heating appliances. According to manufacturers“ forecasts, customer will have installed several thousand such units – small cogeneration systems that produce both heat and electricity – by the year 2020. Potential users include all owners of single-family and duplex houses who are connected to the gas supply system. „Compared to conventional gas condensing heaters, these units reduce greenhouse gas emissions by between 21 and 40 percent,“ explained Andreas Ballhausen, spokesman for the Initiative Brennstoffzelle (IZB, fuel cell initiative), which presented a study conducted by the ifeu Institut in Heidelberg under commission from the IZB. He also noted another advantage for purchasers, emphasizing that „The technology is flexible“, as it can be powered not only with natural gas, but – in the long run – with hydrogen or biogas as well.

Award for BlueGen
During the f-cell evening event, Andreas Ballhausen, recently appointed Managing Director, Sales and Service, at Ceramic Fuel Cells B.V. in Aachen, stood alongside Dr. Karl Föger, the company“s founder and Chief Technology Officer on the stage. Together, they accepted the first prize at the f-cell award ceremony in the „classic“ category on behalf of BlueGen, the first micro-cogeneration system produced and marketed in Germany. Equipped with a high-temperature solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC), the unit is said to have an outstanding electrical efficiency rating of 60 percent and an overall efficiency rating of 85 percent. The firm“s competitors, who also presented at the f-cell trade fair, reported successes as well. Hexis AG of Winterthur, Switzerland, plans to launch sales of the Galileo 1000 N heating unit in the fall of 2013. Dr. Manfred Stefener, Managing Director of Elcore GmbH, announced that his company has been awarded the CE seal for its Elcore 2400 fuel cell heating system. The CE seal confirms that the unit meets all of the requirements of the Gas Appliances Directive in terms of safety, emissions and efficiency and has been approved for sale.

Mobility: rapid development of the hydrogen refuelling station network planned
According to experts, some of the hydrogen that will most probably be produced from renewable energy sources in future will ideally be used to fill the tanks of fuel cell vehicles. At present, there are not enough refuelling stations or fuel cell cars, which are not yet commercially available. Because automobile manufacturers are hesitant to introduce these cars to the market until a sufficient supply of hydrogen is assured, the development of the refuelling station network is at the top of the agenda. Baden-Württemberg plans to expand the hydrogen infrastructure in the state by building refuelling stations and systems for the production and storage of hydrogen from renewable energy sources, noted Helmfried Meinel, Director of the Environmental Affairs Ministry in Baden-Württemberg. Of the current roughly 30 hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany, about fifteen are accessible to the public, including three in Baden-Württemberg. Two more will be added by the end of 2012. „We plan to increase the number of refuelling stations in Germany to 50 in the next years,“ explained Dr. Veit Steinle from the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

Trade visitors test-drive electric vehicles
A large number of electric vehicles with fuel cells or batteries were available to trade fair visitors for test drives. A highlight of the programme was a tour with Rex Newton, a fuel cell lorry produced by Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH of Puchheim and Smith Electric Vehicles in Hürth. Visitors took roughly 300 test drives on the three days of the trade fair. f-cell participants who took part in this year“s excursion on the third day found out what it is like to ride in a fuel cell-powered bus. The fuel cell bus manufactured by the Belgian VanHool company made the 300-km trip from Antwerp for the sole purpose of chauffeuring trade fair visitors and conference participants.

Next year in Stuttgart
The next joint event comprising f-cell, Battery+Storage and the e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG will take place from 30 September to 2 October 2013. The results of a visitor survey revealed that many of the guests, exhibitors and speakers at this year“s event have firm plans to attend again in 2013.

Links:
f-cell: www.f-cell.de
Battery+Storage: www.battery-storage.de
e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG: www.e-mobilbw.de/technologietag/

Die Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH (www.messe-sauber.de) ist Mit-Veranstalter und Organisator des jährlich in Stuttgart stattfindenden Brennstoffzellen-Fachforums f-cell für Produzenten und Anwender der Brennstoffzelle. Darüber hinaus führt die Agentur aus Stuttgart zahlreiche weitere Messen und Ausstellungen durch: zum Beispiel die lokalen Endverbraucher-Messen „Haus / Holz / Energie“ sowie den Kinderbetreuungs- und Bildungskongress „Invest in Future“.

Kontakt:
Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH
Lena Jauernig
Wankelstraße 1
70563 Stuttgart
0711-656960-56
f-cell@messe-sauber.de
http://www.messe-sauber.de

Pressekontakt:
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Eike Ostendorf-Servisoglou
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70499 Stuttgart
0711-65227930
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http://www.eoscript.de

Environment Energy

Conference f-cell and Battery+Storage: programme online now

Conference f-cell and Battery+Storage: programme online now

The Messe Stuttgart event venue.

Energy supply systems of the future: no realistic scenario without hydrogen, fuel-cells and batteries. The internationally acclaimed f-cell hydrogen and fuel-cell industry forum and the new Battery+Storage conference and trade fair will provide a comprehensive overview of the state of technology, production processes and applications in these two fields in Stuttgart, Germany, from 8 to 10 October 2012. The presentation programme is now available online (www.f-cell.de).

Stuttgart (eos) – In 2011, there was again a massive increase in the use of renewable energy worldwide. Global investment in the sector rose by about 17 per cent. In this development, Germany has a leading role. The transformation of the energy system will require new approaches to energy management. Due to weather-dependent fluctuations in the supply of energy from renewable sources, it will be necessary to store energy in order to cover peaks in consumption. Large batteries and hydrogen as a chemical storage medium offer promising solutions. Fuel cells reconvert hydrogen produced by electrolysis into electricity on demand. Electromobility with fuel-cell and battery-powered vehicles that run on clean electricity or green hydrogen is part of the overall concept for a viable future energy supply system.

Platform for experts from the fields of research, production system integration and application
The f-cell and Battery+Storage conferences and trade fairs will provide more information about this scenario as well as valuable insights into the state of technology and future lines of development in hydrogen, fuel-cell and battery technology. These events will take place from 8 to 10 October 2012 at the ICS, the Conference Centre at the Messe Stuttgart, and will address producers and users of hydrogen and fuel-cell technology for stationary, mobile and portable applications, battery manufacturers, energy suppliers and experts from research institutes, service providers and representatives of the automotive industry.
The f-cell und Battery+Storage trade fairs offer companies an ideal platform for discussion with representatives from all segments of the industry and an excellent opportunity to present their products and services while establishing their positions within the industry.

Conferences featuring more than 120 presentations
The programme for the two conferences f-cell and Battery+Storage featuring over 120 presentations in two plenary sessions and 19 concurrent topical forums is now available online at www.f-cell.de. „Because the topics overlap in many cases, the programmes are meshed. Certain issues are relevant for both target groups,“ notes Peter Sauber, Managing Director of Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH of Stuttgart, which is organizing the conferences in cooperation with Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (WRS) and Messe Stuttgart. Production processes for batteries and fuel-cells will be an important topical focus, the organizers point out, adding that production and automation technologies are essential factors when it comes to reducing the – still – high costs of the new energy storage media and conversion technologies and making them truly competitive.

Exciting new developments in practical research
The organizers are very pleased to have engaged numerous speakers from highly reputed research institutes and business enterprises for the conferences. Speakers from such institutions and firms as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Fraunhofer Institutes for Chemical Technology (ICT), Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Systems and Innovations Research (ISI), the battery research centre MEET-Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, the Jülich Research Centre and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, to mention only a few examples, have committed to appear. Foreign researchers from the Japanese University of Yamanashi, the French Université de la Corse, the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland and the North-West University of South Africa will report on their most recent insights.

Speakers from prominent business enterprises
Participants can look forward to numerous presentations by experts from well-known national and international companies, including, among others, ads-tec, Baxi Innotech, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, Evonic, FuelCell Energy, Hoppecke, Hydrogenics, JX Nippon Oil & Energy, Kemet, Linde, M+W Germany, Nissan, Proton Energy, Siemens, Schüco, Süd Chemie/Clariant and Tokyo Gas.

Parallel event: e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG
The e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG, which will highlight future mobility solutions and focal points of energy policy in Baden-Württemberg, will be held in parallel to f-cell and Battery+Storage on 10 October. The schedule of lectures for the e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG is also available online at www.e-mobilbw.de/technologietag

Bildrechte: Messe Stuttgart

Die Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH (www.messe-sauber.de) ist Mit-Veranstalter und Organisator des jährlich in Stuttgart stattfindenden Brennstoffzellen-Fachforums f-cell für Produzenten und Anwender der Brennstoffzelle. Darüber hinaus führt die Agentur aus Stuttgart zahlreiche weitere Messen und Ausstellungen durch: zum Beispiel die lokalen Endverbraucher-Messen „Haus / Holz / Energie“ sowie den Kinderbetreuungs- und Bildungskongress „Invest in Future“.

Kontakt:
Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH
Lena Jauernig
Wankelstraße 1
70563 Stuttgart
0711-656960-56
f-cell@messe-sauber.de
http://www.messe-sauber.de

Pressekontakt:
eoscript Public Relations
Eike Ostendorf-Servisoglou
Löwen-Markt 8
70499 Stuttgart
0711-65227930
eos@eoscript.de
http://www.eoscript.de