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Asahi Kasei starts green hydrogen demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima

Asahi Kasei starts green hydrogen demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima

Large-Scale Alkaline-Water Electrolysis Plant (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, May 24, 2018 – Asahi Kasei continues to strengthen its activities in the hydrogen business. Following the start of a demonstration project in Herten, Germany, in April 2018, the Japanese technology company now launched an alkaline-water electrolysis demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima, Japan. The new project aims at the development of a large-scale production system for green hydrogen by using power input from renewable energy sources.

Asahi Kasei started an alkaline-water electrolysis demonstration project for the production of green hydrogen using renewable energy in Soma, Fukushima, Japan. The project is a joint project with the Japanese IHI Corporation. The alkaline-water electrolyser is installed at the Soma IHI Green Energy Center, which was launched in April 2018 by Soma City and IHI. It features large electrodes, maximum electrolytic capacity of 120 KW and hydrogen production capacity of 25 Nm3/h. Green hydrogen is produced by only using electric power from renewable energy sources.

The project uses a large-scale alkaline-water electrolysis system having the world“s largest electrodes developed on commission by Japan“s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Previous tests by Asahi Kasei have confirmed that the system enables high energy efficiency of over 90%. It furthermore features outstanding responsiveness with fluctuating power input which makes this system suitable for power input from renewable energy sources. The demonstration project is expected to verify the practicability of the alkaline-water electrolyser employed in an integrated configuration with an actual photovoltaic power generation facility. The project is scheduled from April 2018 to March 2020.

Intensifying activities in the field of clean environmental energy
Asahi Kasei will utilize the know-how gained through this demonstration project to advance the commercialization of an alkaline-water electrolysis system featuring the world-leading scale of 10 MW in a single unit, in accordance with the company“s strategic management focus on providing solutions to society in the area of clean environmental energy.

The demonstration project in Soma is Asahi Kasei“s next step in the expansion of its green hydrogen business. On April 27, Asahi Kasei Europe, the operational headquarter of the Asahi Kasei Group in Europe, started a demonstration project with an alkaline-water electrolyser in the Hydrogen City of Herten in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The joint project together with the Hydrogen Competence Center h2herten simulates the production of hydrogen from wind energy and contributes to the development of an electrolysis system for the production of green hydrogen on a large scale.

About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. With approximately 35,000 employees worldwide, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries and achieved sales of 15.3 billion euros in fiscal year 2017.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world. You can find further information at

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

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

Business Economy Finances

Asahi Kasei Europe presents alkaline-water electrolysis system at Hannover Messe 2018

Visit Asahi Kasei in Hall 27, booth C69

Asahi Kasei Europe presents alkaline-water electrolysis system at Hannover Messe 2018

Asahi Kasei electrolysis system (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, 9 April 2018 – From April 23 – 27, 2018, Asahi Kasei Europe will present its alkaline-water electrolysis system for the production of hydrogen at „Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries“ at Hannover Messe (Hall 27, Booth C69).

The Japanese technology company is a leading supplier of chlor-alkali electrolysis systems, which are used in 126 production sites in 26 countries worldwide. Based on this technology, the company developed an alkaline-water electrolysis system, which features and enables:

-High electricity-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency
-High adaptability to fluctuating power input from renewable energy sources
-Size-adaptability for large scale operations

Asahi Kasei presentations of its alkaline-water electrolysis system

On Tuesday, April 24, Dr. Mutsuhiro Maruyama, General Manager of the Clean Energy Project at Asahi Kasei Europe, will explain about Asahi Kasei“s electrolyser technology at the Public Forum, starting at 1:40pm (Hall 27).

On Wednesday, April 25, Dr. Masami Takenaka, Managing Director of the Clean Energy Project at Asahi Kasei Europe, will participate in the Elevator Pitch at the Technical Forum, beginning at 3pm (Hall 27).

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/

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

Wissenschaft Technik Umwelt

Erste LOHC Anlage zur Wasserstoffspeicherung eingeweiht

Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner weiht Anlage von Hydrogenious Technologies zur Speicherung regenerativen Wasserstoffs in LOHC ein.

Erste LOHC Anlage zur Wasserstoffspeicherung eingeweiht

Einweihung der ersten LOHC Wasserstoffspeicherung durch StM Ilse Aigner und Prof. Hornegger

Einweihung der ersten kommerziellen LOHC Anlage durch Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner

Unter dem Motto „Von der Forschung zum Produkt – Produktvorstellung der Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH“ wurde am 29. Januar 2016 die erste kommerzielle LOHC Anlage zur Speicherung von Wasserstoff in Dibenzyltoluol als flüssigem Wasserstoffträger (LOHC) von Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner eingeweiht. Nach feierlichen Grußworten enthüllten Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner und Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger (Präsident der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg) gemeinsam die weltweit einzigartige Wasserstoffspeicheranlage auf LOHC-Basis.

„Ich freue mich, dass wir heute den Roll-out des ersten kommerziellen LOHC-Speichers feiern können. Und glauben sie mir, ich bin da wirklich stolz drauf, als Bayerische Wirtschaftsministerin, als Bayerische Energieministerin aber auch als Bayerische Technologieministerin.“
– Ilse Aigner, Bayerische Staatsministerin

Im Rahmen der Einweihung wurde die LOHC Technologie zur sicheren und effizienten Wasserstoffspeicherung einem breiten Publikum aus Wirtschaft, Politik und Wissenschaft vorgestellt – ein Quantensprung auf dem Weg zu einer nachhaltigen Wasserstoffwirtschaft.

Gastredner bei der Produktvorstellung waren neben Staatsministerin Ilse Aigner und Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger auch Dr. Katharina Beumelburg (CEO Siemens Hydrogen Solutions) und Frank Sreball (CEO H2Mobility). Betont wurde vor allem die Notwendigkeit einer Speicherlösung vor dem Hintergrund sich ändernder Netzauslastungen aufgrund der Stromerzeugungstechnologien in einer nachhaltigen Energiewirtschaft.

„Ohne Innovation und ohne innovative Forschung wird die Energiewende nicht gelingen können.“
– Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Präsident der FAU

„Für uns ist LOHC ganz klar auch eine Zukunftstechnologie und kann, wahrscheinlich muss es auch, ein wichtiger Baustein für die Energiewende werden.“
– Ilse Aigner, Bayerische Staatsministerin

Sichere Wasserstoffspeicherung mit LOHC

Die Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH bietet mit ihrer LOHC Wasserstoffspeichertechnologie eine sichere und effiziente Technologie um Wasserstoff auch über lange Zeiträume zu speichern oder über lange Strecken zu transportieren. Mit Elektrolyse und Brennstoffzelle gekoppelt werden LOHC Anlagen zum Energiespeicher der Zukunft.

„Regenerativ hergestellter Wasserstoff ist in unseren Augen das Erdöl der Zukunft.“
– Dr. Daniel Teichmann, CEO Hydrogenious Technologies

Die nun vorgestellte LOHC Anlage wandelt regenerativen Sonnenstrom mittels PEM Elektrolyse in Wasserstoff, welcher in der Hydrogenious StorageBOX in LOHC gespeichert wird. In LOHC kann Wasserstoff kostengünstig, sicher und effizient transportiert, über lange Zeiträume gelagert und bei Bedarf mit Hilfe einer Hydrogenious ReleaseBOX wieder freigesetzt werden. Im Vergleich zu konventioneller Wasserstoffspeicherung ist LOHC dabei ungefährlich, nur sehr schwer entflammbar und nicht explosiv. Durch Anbindung einer Brennstoffzelle oder eines Blockheizkraftwerks kann der Wasserstoff anschließend in Elektrizität und nutzbare Wärme gewandelt werden. In der LOHC Anlage bei Hydrogenious Technologies wird die im Gesamtprozess abfallende Wärme direkt genutzt um einen Beitrag zur Beheizung eines benachbarten Hallenbades zu leisten. Durch diese erste LOHC Anlage in kommerziellem Maßstab demonstriert Hydrogenious Technologies seine Technologieführerschaft auf dem Gebiet der Wasserstoffspeicherung in LOHC.

Weitere Informationen unter www.hydrogenious.net und zudem auf Facebook und Twitter .

Links und Pressestimmen

Homepage Hydrogenious Technologies
Bayerischer Rundfunk – Energiewende aus Erlangen
Bayerisches Fernsehen – Speicherung von Strom
Sat 1 Bayern – Der Kraftstoff der Zukunft
Nordbayern.de – Ein Speicher für Wasserstoff

Die Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH mit Sitz in Erlangen-Eltersdorf ist ein Pionier und Technologieführer im Bereich der Wasserstoffspeicherung in Form von flüssigen organischen Wasserstoffträgern (LOHC). Basierend auf der LOHC Technologie entwickelt und baut Hydrogenious Technologies containerbasierte Wasserstoff Ein- und Ausspeichersystemen. Die patentgeschützte Technologie erlaubt sichere und effiziente Wasserstoffspeicherung in einer leicht zu transportierenden Flüssigkeit und macht damit Wasserstoffdrucktanks überflüssig.LOHC ist nicht toxisch, nur schwer entflammbar und nicht explosiv.

Hydrogenious Technologies wurde im Januar 2013 von Dr. Daniel Teichmann, Prof. Arlt, Prof. Schlücker und Prof. Wasserscheid als Spin-Off der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg und des Bavarian Hydrogen Center gegründet. Im Jahr 2014 erfolgte die Beteiligung der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg als Gesellschafter sowie der Einstieg des britischen Rohstoffkonzerns Anglo American Platinum als Investor. Die erste Finanzierungsrunde des jungen Unternehmens wurde damit vollständig durch den Weltmarkführer für Platinmetalle gesichert.

Das Technologie-orientierte Geschäftskonzept wurde bereits mehrfach mit Preisen ausgezeichnet, darunter mit dem Bayerischen Gründerpreis, dem ersten Platz beim deutschlandweiten Science4Life Venture Cup und dem Silicon Valley German Accelerator. Der Geschäftsfokus liegt auf der Entwicklung und Installation kommerzieller Wasserstoffspeichersysteme auf Basis der LOHC-Technologie für Energiespeicherung und H2-Logistik.

Kontakt
Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH
Dr. Martin Schneider
Weidenweg 13
91058 Erlangen
0913112640217
martin.schneider@hydrogenious.net
http://www.hydrogenious.net

Environment Energy

New International Newsletter about Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Hydrogeit Verlag offers 25 % early bird discount for H2-international subscribers

New International Newsletter about Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

H2-international

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 from a lack of detailed facts. For this reason the Hdrogeit Verlag is now offering a new information service which reports on the latest developments in the hydrogen and fuel cells sector: H2-international.

H2-international is a blog and a newsletter. The newsletter appears monthly and is published worldwide via the internet. On the blog at www.h2-international.com news reports and technical reports are regularly published which provide detailed information on the latest research results and the progress of the developments in the area of H2- and FC technology. The texts are based on articles which appear in the magazine for hydrogen and fuel cells HZwei. This contains reports from specialist journalists and well-known scientists on the technical developments, the current developments and demonstration projects.

Most of these reports cover topics from German-language regions, although numerous texts are also published on international activities. On this basis, the US hydrogen expert Robert „Bob“ Rose reports on the technical developments in North America and in Japan while Sven Joesting analyses the share prices at leading global fuel cell companies, and foreign correspondent Alexandra Huss informs on a wide range of other regions worldwide.

All of the texts will initially be free to access but from autumn 2015 onwards, it will only be possible to read them in return for payment. Those who sign up to an annual subscription until October 2015 can save 25 % by using the early bird discount.

H2-international – International News about Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Publisher: Hydrogeit Verlag, Sven Geitmann, geitmann@hydrogeit.de
www.h2-international.com

Hydrogeit Verlag
Gartenweg 5
16727 Oberkraemer, Germany
Tel/Fax: +49-(0)33055-21322/20
Email: info@h2-international.com
Web: www.hydrogeit-verlag.de

The Hydrogeit Verlag was founded 2004 by Sven Geitmann and is now located in Oberkraemer nearby Berlin in Germany. It is the first and only publishing house for hydrogen and fuel cells. The Hydrogeit Verlag publishes books, e-books, and the German magazine for hydrogen and fuel cells HZwei.

Kontakt
Hydrogeit Verlag
Sven Geitmann
Gartenweg 5
16727 Oberkraemer
+49 (0)33055-21322
kontakt@hydrogeit.de
http://www.hydrogeit.de

Computer IT Software

3P distribuiert Mobil-Zubehör von Benjamins Italien

Sondershausen, 27.02.2014 – Die 3P – Price Performance Products GmbH ist ab sofort der deutsche Distributor von Benjamins S.R.L. Der italienische Hersteller von Zubehör-Produkten für mobile Endgeräte beginnt seine Vertriebsaktivitäten in Deutschland.

3P distribuiert Mobil-Zubehör von Benjamins Italien

Das Produktportfolio umfasst hunderte Designs für die gängigen mobilen Endgeräte

Benjamins spürt Trends da auf, wo sie zuerst entstehen: in den Mode-Hochburgen Italiens. Die Firmenzentrale liegt im Mailänder Fashion Distrikt. So ist es natürlich, dass die Entwickler von Benjamins beste Kontakte in die lokale Modeszene haben. Gerade im Zubehör-Bereich kann man sich über aktuelle Designs besonders differenzieren.

Neben den Eigenmarken bietet Benjamins zusätzlich bekannte Lizenzprodukte an wie z.B. Hydrogen, The Beatles, I Love NY oder La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

„Benjamins erweitert unsere Zubehörpalette mit hochaktuellen Designs und für den deutschen Markt interessanten Neumarken. Wir freuen uns, diesen Hersteller und sein starkes Portfolio bei uns im Sortiment zu haben“ sagt Andreas Hartung, Geschäftsführer bei der 3P GmbH.

Das Produktportfolio umfasst hunderte Designs für gängige Modelle wie Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy-Smartphones und Universalgrößen sowie weiteres Zubehör für Tablets und andere mobile Endgeräte.

Das Benjamins-Sortiment ist ab März bei 3P in der Distribution und bei bekannten Etailern verfügbar.
Bildquelle:kein externes Copyright

Über 3P GmbH

Die 3P – Price Performance Products GmbH wurde im Jahre 2004 unter dem Namen OVT gegründet und 2006 in die 3P GmbH umgewandelt. Der 3P-Aktivitätsschwerpunkt liegt im Vertrieb von elektronischen Konsumgeräten, die im Fachhandel und Großvertriebsformen platziert werden. Das Produktprogramm der 3P umfasst die Kategorien Multimedia-Technik, Technik-Zubehör, Apple Zubehör, Software und Multimedia-Fashion. War 3P zu Beginn noch als Mitdistributor einzelner Marken tätig, hat sich das Unternehmen aufgrund seiner starken Expansion zum Exklusivdistributor verschiedener Hersteller entwickelt. http://www.3p.de

3P – Price Performance Products GmbH
Jörg Liesenhoff
Kurt-Lindner-Str. 8
99706 Sonderhausen
03632/5420033
pr@3p.de
http://www.3p.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
http://www.eoscript.de

Automotive Traffic

f-cell Conference / WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2013: Marketing fuel cell vehicles with success

f-cell Conference / WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2013: Marketing fuel cell vehicles with success

Automobile manufacturers are forging alliances in hopes of marketing fuel cell vehicles in the very near future. How well they succeed will be determined by a number of factors. Experts will be discussing these issues at the f-cell international fuel cell conference and trade fair in Stuttgart

BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen – the list of automobile manufacturers pursuing plans to market hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles has grown longer. Several producers are now planning to launch serial production as early as 2014/2015 or 2017.

International cooperation is essential – f-cell provides a platform for dialogue
A successful market launch will require more than just attractive vehicles. „The development of a broad-based hydrogen (H2) refuelling station infrastructure will be a crucial success factor. Therefore, political decision-makers, energy suppliers and automobile manufacturers need to pursue intensive international dialogue devoted to meeting the corresponding prerequisites,“ explains Prof. Dr. Herbert Kohler, Director, Group Research & Sustainability at Daimler AG. One platform for this dialogue is the annual f-cell fuel cell conference and trade fair. The event will take place under the umbrella of the „WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS“ in conjunction with the BATTERY+STORAGE and e-mobil BW TECHNOLOGIETAG (technology day) conferences and trade fairs and the Solar Energy Solutions conference. More than 140 top-flight speakers from Germany, Belgium, China, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, Korea, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa and the U.S. will be reporting on a wide range of topics at the conferences.

The refuelling infrastructure: a prerequisite for market success
Without a sufficient number of public hydrogen refuelling stations the demand for electric cars equipped with fuel cells will remain low. Conversely, if only a few hydrogen powered vehicles are on the road in Germany, investing in an infrastructure will hardly be worthwhile – a classic chicken-or-egg problem. Therefore, automobile manufacturers, oil companies, gas suppliers and members of the political community have joined forces under the flag of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) for the purpose of developing the necessary infrastructure. Fifteen publicly accessible hydrogen refuelling stations are already operating in Germany.

Long-term goal: 1,000 hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany
„We expect to have 50 stations in operation in Germany by 2015. They will be needed to serve the major metropolitan areas and the major traffic and transport routes in between,“ explains f-cell speaker Markus Bachmeier of Linde. „Linde is planning and building 20 of these stations in cooperation with Daimler. We“re going to need about 150 hydrogen refuelling stations nationwide in the medium term and roughly 1,000 farther down the road.“ Japan has also set a target of 1,000 hydrogen refuelling stations. „According to estimates, two million fuel cell cars will be on the road in 2025. At that point, the refuelling stations will be able to operate economically,“ says Tetsufumi Ikeda from the HySUT initiative, who will also be speaking at the f-cell conference. Catherine Dunwoody of the California Fuel Cell Partnership reports that 68 hydrogen refuelling stations will be needed to serve the estimated 30,000 fuel cell vehicles marketed during the first commercial phase in California. Eight of these H2 stations are already open, and 14 more are currently in the planning phase.

Reducing costs through continuing development and standardization
A hydrogen refuelling station costs roughly one million EUR today. „Further advances in the development of expensive, failure-prone components such as accumulators, compressors and pre-coolers could contribute to reducing costs in future. By standardizing refuelling station concepts, we can also help lower costs and enhance reliability and user-friendliness at the same time,“ notes Dr. Manuel Schaloske of e-mobil BW. A study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) was recently released as part of the series of publications issued by the state agency and will be discussed by ISE expert Dr. Tom Smolinka at the f-cell conference.

Fuel cell buses: experience in Hamburg
For fuel cell buses that return to their base stations daily and refuel there, increasing the number of hydrogen refuelling stations is not the crucial issue. Heinrich Klingenberg will be reporting on experience gained by the Hamburg Public Transport Network with a new generation of fuel cell hybrid buses. These vehicles recover energy – during braking, for example – and store it in a battery that is capable of supplying the engine with electrical power for certain periods of time. „This reduces hydrogen consumption from twenty to eight kilograms per 100 kilometres,“ explains Heinrich Klingenberg, who initiated extensive testing of the precursor models.

Reducing costs, building a supply chain, generating user enthusiasm
In addition to the key theme of infrastructure development, this year’s f-cell conference will also focus in several different forums devoted to a diverse range of other issues of relevance to the successful introduction of fuel cell vehicles to the market. International vehicle manufacturers including Daimler, BMW and Toyota will be presenting their current activities in the field of passenger vehicle technology. Other experts will be presenting successful pilot projects and innovations relating to fuel cell powered buses and lorries. In another session, speakers from Daimler, Ballard and Siemens will show how they are reducing the costs of fuel cell systems and building reliable supply chains for the required components.

The complete conference programme and further information are available at www.f-cell.de and www.world-of-energy-solutions.de.

Bildrechte: e-mobil BW GmbH

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

Environment Energy

f-cell and Battery+Storage: An international event alliance with a (new) distinctive face

f-cell and Battery+Storage: An international event alliance with a (new) distinctive face

The event location: Messe Stuttgart

Hydrogen, fuel cells and storage technologies – topics that are often closely related in practice today. Thus it is only logical that the world-renowned f-cell industry forum and the new Battery+Storage conference and trade fair will take place concurrently at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Grounds (Messe Stuttgart) from 8 to 10 October 2012. The topic structure for the symposia is already in place (www.f-cell.de).

Stuttgart (eos) – „With Battery+Storage we address the players all along the production chain for energy storage systems as well as their end customers, the users of industrially manufactured battery systems and other storage media. We want to become the industry meeting point in Europe for chemical companies that supply electrode material and for producers of complex battery systems and developers of e-vehicles,“ explains Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, Managing Director of Messe Stuttgart, in an interview. With the f-cell fuel cell forum, which attracted some 1,000 visitors from 30 countries in 2011, he found the perfect partner for a vigorous start. In the same interview, Peter Sauber, Managing Director of Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH, described the formula for success of the f-cell event, which his firm is organizing for the twelfth time in cooperation with Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart (WRS) from 8 to 10 October 2012: „Basic research is not our main focus. We are concerned with successful case-studies and concrete, practice-related issues from all fields of fuel cell application. Corresponding problem-solving approaches will be presented for further discussion at the accompanying f-cell trade fair. Practical relevance and a networking platform – these are the distinctive features we aim to carry over to the new Battery+Storage conference organized by the Peter Sauber Agency.“

„The next step is to work out the programme details“
The structure of the f-cell and Battery+Storage conferences is already in place. The programmes are interrelated and provide opportunities for dialogue among experts from both fields. At the programme committee meetings held early this year, the organizers compiled the conference topics in collaboration with numerous experts from research institutes and corporate enterprises. „We received a great deal of positive feedback on the new event concept – strong confirmation that our target groups recognize the benefits offered by the new format,“ says Peter Sauber. The programme structure for both conferences can be viewed at www.f-cell.de. The next step is to fix all individual lectures. Peter Sauber hopes to interest potential speakers and participants for f-cell and Battery+Storage in Japan. His agency is responsible for organizing the German Pavilion at the FC Expo in Tokyo from February 29 to March 2nd.

Promoting clean mobility and renewable energies
Ulrich Kromer von Baerle is confident that f-cell and Battery-Storage have an even more promising future as a joint event. „The industry is working hard to make energy storage systems more efficient and economical in support of broad-based market penetration for clean mobility and renewable energies. This process will keep companies busy for a long time to come and we expect it to bring numerous market players from various fields of technology together – a strong foundation for a successful long-term trade fair and conference concept.“

For further information and photographs please contact:

Peter Sauber Agentur
Messen und Kongresse GmbH
Lena Jauernig
Wankelstraße 1
70563 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 711-656960-56
E-mail: f-cell@messe-sauber.de
Internet: www.f-cell.de

f-cell trade fair contact:
Silke Maiwald, Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH
silke.maiwald@messe-sauber.de
Tel.: +49 711 656960-55

Battery+Storage trade fair contact:
Sengül Altuntas, Landesmesse Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 711 18560-2639
E-mail: senguel.altuntas@messe-stuttgart.de
www.battery-storage.de

Copyright: 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:
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Lena Jauernig
Wankelstraße 1
70563 Stuttgart
0711-656960-56

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f-cell@messe-sauber.de

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Wissenschaft Technik Umwelt

f-cell 2011: Mit Brennstoffzellen und Batterien elektrisch mobil

f-cell 2011: Mit Brennstoffzellen und Batterien elektrisch mobil
Ein Blick unter die Motorhaube eines HydroGen4 von Opel während des Ride & Drive auf der f-cell 2010. Auch am 26./27. September 2011 bietet sich während des Fachforums f-cell wieder Gelegenheit, Brennstoffzellen-Autos Probe zu fahren.

Wie sieht die Zukunft des Autos aus? Während des internationalen Brennstoffzellen-Fachforums f-cell berichten Fahrzeughersteller von ihren Konzepten für eine künftige Elektro-Mobilität mit Brennstoffzellen und Batterien. Kongress und Messe am 26./27. September in Stuttgart informieren außerdem über den neuesten Stand bei der Brennstoffzellennutzung in portablen Geräten, stationär für Hausenergie- oder Notstromversorgung sowie über Wasserstoff herstellung, -infrastruktur und -speicherung. „Die Anmeldezahlen sind bereits rekordverdächtig“, freuen sich die Veranstalter.

Stuttgart (eos) – 2012 und 2014/2015: Wer sich für Fahrzeuge mit Elektro-Antrieben interessiert kennt diese Jahreszahlen. Dann nämlich sollen Verbraucher erste batterieelektrische Autos bzw. Wasserstoff tankende Brennstoffzellenfahrzeuge bei ihren Händlern kaufen können. Mit welchen Technologien und Strategien sie die Mobilität von morgen prägen wollen, berichten während des elften internationalen Brennstoffzellen-Fachforums f-cell am 26. und 27. September in Stuttgart Vertreter der Fahrzeughersteller Daimler, BMW, Opel, Toyota und Daihatsu. Beim Ride & Drive können f-cell-Besucher einige der vorgestellten Fahrzeuge auch Probe fahren. Insgesamt erwarten die Besucher rund 70 Vorträge internationaler Experten in zwölf Themenforen sowie eine Messe mit etwa 50 Ausstellern aus der Branche.

Daimler: Brennstoffzellen-Fahrzeuge ab 2014
Dass sich die Weichenstellungen, die die Autohersteller für die Weiterentwicklung ihrer Modellpalette setzen, unterscheiden, zeigen Aussagen der f-cell-Referenten von Daimler, Toyota und Daihatsu. Dr. Jörg Wind von Daimler berichtet, dass der Konzern nach dem erfolgreichen F-CELL World Drive bereits ein Jahr früher – nämlich 2014 – mit Brennstoffzellenfahrzeugen am Markt sein will. Gleichzeitig treibt der Konzern die Markteinführung von Fahrzeugen mit Hybridantrieb und batteriebetriebenen Elektrofahrzeugen voran. Auch für eine Wasserstoff-Betankungsinfrastruktur engagiert ist Daimler: Gemeinsam mit Linde ist ab 2012 der Aufbau von 20 Wasserstofftankstellen in Deutschland geplant. Wie diese „Tankstellen der Zukunft“ aussehen, berichtet ein Experte von Linde auf der f-cell.

Pläne bei Toyota und Daihatsu
Toyota möchte mit batterieelektrischen Fahrzeugen 2012 und mit Brennstoffzellen-PKW etwa ab 2015 auf den Märkten in den USA, Europa und Japan vertreten sein. Einen besonderen Schwerpunkt legt der japanische Hersteller auf Plug-in-Hybrid-Fahrzeuge, die Elektro- und Verbrennungsmotor kombinieren. „Wir halten dies für die zentrale Umweltschutztechnologie des 21. Jahrhunderts“, sagt f-cell-Referent Kojima Koichi von Toyota. „Die technologischen Komponenten der Hybrid-Fahrzeuge sind auch für die Entwicklung anderer Öko-Autos nötig und bereiten ihnen so den Boden.“ Dr. Hirohisa Tanaka von Daihatsu berichtet während der f-cell vom geplanten Einsatz platin-freier, flüssig betankter, anionischer Brennstoffzellen.

Großes Interesse an Informationen zu Elektro-Fahrzeugen
Das Interesse am diesjährigen f-cell-Schwerpunktthema „Mobile Anwendungen – Brennstoffzellen und Batterien bewegen die Zukunft“ ist groß. Das bemerken auch die Veranstalter, die Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse GmbH und die Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (WRS): „Ende August hatten wir noch nie so viele Anmeldungen wie in diesem Jahr“, berichtet Peter Sauber, der nach dem herausragenden Ergebnis im f-cell Jubiläumsjahr 2010 in diesem Jahr nochmals mit einer Steigerung der Teilnehmerzahl rechnet. „Die Anmeldungen kommen aus aller Welt: aus den USA und Kanada aber auch aus Südafrika, Japan, China und Russland.“ Immer mehr Teilnehmer nutzen die f-cell als Plattform, um neue Geschäftskontakte zu knüpfen und bestehende zu festigen – die f-cell Messe entwickelt sich damit zu einer immer wichtigeren Element der Veranstaltung. Für die regionale Wirtschaftsförderung ist die f-cell ein zentraler Baustein der Aktivitäten zum Thema Elektromobilität: „Mit dieser internationalen Veranstaltung präsentiert sich die Region Stuttgart vor Experten aus aller Welt als Standort, der die allmähliche Umstellung auf alternative Antriebe an führender Stelle mitgestalten und damit die Technologieführerschaft und die Marktanteile von morgen frühzeitig sichern will“, erklärt WRS-Geschäftsführer Dr. Walter Rogg das Engagement.

Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung
Das komplette f-cell Vortragsprogramm, Anmeldemöglichkeit zum Kongress und weitere Informationen finden Interessierte auf der Veranstaltungshomepage http://www.f-cell.de. Dort steht jetzt unter „Messe“ ein Messe-Flyer für Aussteller und Besucher zum Download zur Verfügung. Die Peter Sauber Agentur gibt Auskunft unter: f-cell@messe-sauber.de

Foto: Peter Sauber Agentur
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“.

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

Pressekontakt:
eoscript Public Relations
Eike Ostendorf-Servisoglou
Löwen-Markt 8
70499 Stuttgart
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