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February 2019  
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Open Letter to Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, the founder and to all members of the German Ethics Commission "Secure Energy Supply"
Offener Brief an Angela Merkel, Bundeskanzlerin, die Gründerin und alle Mitglieder der Ethikkommisson "Sichere Energieversorgung"
Carta abierta al Angela Merkel, Canciller Federal de Alemania, fundador y miembros del Comité de Ética Alemán convocado por la Canciller de Alemania para “Asegurar el abastecimiento de energía”
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in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,
September 25-30, 2010
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1. Energy Balances
1.1 World Energy Balance
1.2 Energy Balance in Germany
2. Production of hydrogen
2.1 Hydrogen from direct solar
2.2 Hydrogen from renewable energies
2.3 MagneGas™ from renewable energies
2.4 Hydrogen from fossil fuels
2.5 Hydrogen from nuclear energy
3. Production of electricity
3.1 Electricity from hydrogen
3.2 Electricity from renewable energies
3.3 Electricity from fossil fuels
3.4 Electricity from nuclear energy
4. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells on their way to commercialisation
4.1 A proposal to future energy supplies
Your Personal Power Provider (3P+)
4.2 Virtual Power Plant
5. Four steps to a new Energy Supply
5.1 Revolution in the garage
5.2 The cars are the keys
6. Energizing the world
6.1 Energy Efficiency
6.2 Global Energy Consumption
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6.4 Exampl. from Aircraft/Mining Industries
7 The 15 biggest global players
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Visits and Workshops
Hans-Olof Nilsson's Off-The-Grid Hydrogen House near Goteborg, Sweden
Visit at the Italian demonstration plant of MagneGasâ„¢ on February 7th and 8th, 2011
Hydrogen Plant of Emirates Industrial Gases Co. Ltd ( EIGC) at Dubai, UAE
Huerta Solar en Tabernas, Spain, October 2009
Andasol, Spain, October 2009
Antares DLR H2, Stuttgart, Germany, September 2009
German Aerospace Center (DLR) Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt eV, Stuttgart, Germany, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics (ITT) Institute of Vehicle Concepts Stuttgart, Germany, June 2009
Brennstoffzellen-Boote für den Freizeitbereich, Hochschule Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany June 2009
AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation, Burnaby, BC, Canada June 2009
Powertech Labs Inc., a: "... wholly owned subsidiary of BC Hydro (a Crown corporation of the Government of British Columbia), Surrey, BC, Canada June 2009
Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain
How Airbus conquered the
US market in the 70s
The Arecibo Observatory
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Hat Creek Radio Observatory,
Hat Creek, CA, USA
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, WV, USA
Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kitty Hawk, NC, USA
Fuel Cell Bus Trial, Perth, Australia
California Hydrogen Highway, USA
SPACEFEST 2009, San Diego, USA
Impressions from worldwide Conferences, which we attended to promote the commercialisation of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells:
#117 2nd Edition of Internationalflag
Conference on Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy
#116 2020 6th International flag
Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy (ICERE 2020), 24-26 February 2020, Hanoi, Vietnam
#115 4th Annual ASEAN Solar + flag
Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2019 14- 15 Nov, 2019 The Bellevue Manila, Philippines
#114 SFERA-III 1st Summer School &flag
Doctoral Colloquium at CNRS-PROMES in Odeillo, France
September 9th-13th, 2019
#113 Starmus V, June 24 – 29, 2019flag
Zurich, Switzerland a global festival of science communication and art
#112 Visit to NOORo I to III in flag
Ouarzazate, Morocco as part of the SolarPACES 2018 conference, October 6, 2018
#111 The Hydrogen Energy Summit flag
2018 Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand Arno's presentation: Off the Grid – Unveiling new ways for our Energy supply January 26, 2018
#110 1. Klimaschutzkongress auf der
Insel Sylt
25. September 2015 Vortrag von Arno A. Evers: Eine „Insel- Lösung“ für Sylt? Neue Wege zur Energieversorgung der Insel Sylt
#109 6. Hamburger Klimawoche
29. August 2014 Vortrag von Arno A. Evers: Physikalische und Gesellschaftliche Rahmenbedingungen der Energiewende
MesseKongress RegioEnergie+++ flagDreieich 2012
9. September 2012
Vortrag von Arno A. Evers: Sind wir noch zu retten?
#107 WREC World Renewable Energy Congress XI
September 25-30, 2010

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Oct 2010
#106 18th World Hydrogen Energy Conference WHEC 2010,
May 16 - 21

Essen, Germany

Jun 2010
#105 "Bright Horizons 6" - A Journey
to the Edge of the Cosmos

Eastern Caribbean

Dec 2009
#104 2009 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition
Palm Springs, CA, USA

Nov 2009
#103 Fuel Cell Technologies:
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Nov 2009
#102 f-cell
Stuttgart, Germany
Sep 2009
#101 SolarPACES 2009
Berlin, Germany
Sep 2009
#100 5th Annual Hydrogen Implementation Conference
Charleston, WV, USA

Aug 2009
#99 Intersolar North America
San Francisco, CA, USA

Jul 2009
#98 European FUEL CELL FORUM 2009
Lucerne, Switzerland

Jun 2009
#97 HFC2009
Vancouver, Canada

Jun 2009
#96 telescon 2009
Vienna, Austria

May 2009
#95 Hydrogen Works
San Diego, CA, USA

Feb 2009
#94 ICEPAG 2009
Newport Beach, CA, USA

Feb 2009
Milan, Italy

Nov 2008
#92 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Oct 2008
#91 H2Expo
Hamburg, Germany

Oct 2008
#90 f-cell
Stuttgart, Germany

Sep 2008
#89 INTELEC 2008
San Diego, CA, USA

Sep 2008
#88 2008 Formula Zero Championship
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Aug 2008
#87 HyForum 2008
Changsha, P.R. China

Aug 2008
#86 WREC X 2008
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Jul 2008
#85 KMCM 2008
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jul 2008
#84 Lucerne FUEL CELL FORUM 2008 Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland
Jun 2008
#83 17th World Hydrogen
Energy Conference (WHEC) Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Jun 2008

The role of the young generation ...
#82 Renewable Energy Asia
Bangkok, Thailand Thailand
Jun 2008
#81 Selected Hydrogen Fueling Stations in California, USA USA
Apr 2008
#80 NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference 2008USA
Sacramento, CA, USA
Mar / Apr 2008
#79 FC EXPO 2008 Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Feb 2008
#78 Der 4. Deutsche Wasserstoff Germany
Congress 2008
Essen, Germany
Feb 2008
#77 ISEPD 2008 Korea
Changwon, Korea
Jan 2008
#76 20TH World Energy Congress & Exhibition Italia
Rome, Italy
Nov 2007
#75 World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) Italia
Montecatini Terme, Italy
Nov 2007
#74 2007 Fuel Cell Seminar & ExpositionUSA
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Oct 2007
#73 KOREA ENERGY SHOW 2007 Korea
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Oct 2007
#72 Tenth Grove Fuel Cell Symposium GB
London, UK
Sep 2007
#71 Solar Tech India 2007 India
New Delhi, India
Sep 2007
#70 SES-Fachtagung
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 2007
#69 HFCE 2007 China
Shanghai, P.R. China
Jul 2007
#68 IHEC 2007 Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Jul 2007
#67 KMCM 2007 Germany
Düsseldorf, Germany
Jul 2007
#66 Kick Off Meeting zur Leitinnovation Mikrobrennstoffzelle Germany
Munich, Germany
Jun 2007
#65 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2007: International Conference &
Trade Show
Vancouver, BC, Canada

April / May 2007
#64 GENERA - Energy and Environment International Fair
Madrid, Spain
Feb / Mar 2007
#63 World Renewable Energy Congress [WREN]
Fremantle, Australia
Feb 2007
#62 Environment 2007
Exhibition & Conference UAE
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan 2007
#61 2nd Annual Fuel Cells Durability & Performance 2006 USA
Miami Beach, FL USA
Dec 2006
#60 EDTA Conference & Exposition USA
Washington, DC, USA
Nov 2006
#59 The Fuel Cell Seminar USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Nov 2006
#58 Fraunhofer Symposium
Berlin, Germany
Oct 2006
#57 Renewables to Hydrogen Forum USA
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Oct 2006
#56 Alternative Transport Energies Conference Australia
Perth, Western Australia
Sep 2006
#55 Power-Gen Asia China
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sep 2006
#54 World Renewable Energy
Congress IX and Exhibition Italy
Florence, Italy
Aug 2006
#53 R&D in the field of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell in Germany and Europe Germany
Clausthal, Germany
Jul 2006
#52 Lucerne Fuel Cell Forum 2006 Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland
Jul 2006
#51 16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) France
Lyon, France
Jun 2006
#50 NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference
Long Beach, CA, USA
Mar 2006
#49 FC EXPO 2006
Tokyo, Japan
Jan 2006
#48 Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen im Automobil
Essen, Germany
Apr 2006
#47 Fuel Cell Seminar
Palm Springs, USA

Nov 2005
#46 Internationale ASUE-Fachtagung
Essen, Germany

Nov 2005
#45 EHEC 2005
Zaragoza, Spain

Nov 2005
#44 Fuel Cell Summit:
A Road Map to Commercialization
Uncasville, CT, USA

Oct 2005
#43 2005 Grove Fuel Cell Symposium
London, UK

Oct. 2005
#42 WHTC 2005 World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) Singapore, Singapore
Oct. 2005
#41 f-cell 2005, Stuttgart, Germany
Sep. 2005
#40 The 27th International Telecommunications Energy Conference - intelec '05
Berlin, Germany

Sep. 2005
#39 IHK Nord Wasserstoff – Tagung
Lübeck, Germany

Sep. 2005
#38 ICHS - International Conference on Hydrogen Safety , Pisa, Italy
Sep. 2005
#37 IHEC-2005
International Hydrogen
Energy Congress & Exhibition

Jul. 2005
#36 93. Bunsen Kolloquium
Jun. 2005
#35 European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform (HFP)
Brussels, Belgium

Mar. 2005
#34 Cairo 9th International Conference on Energy & Environment
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Mar. 2005
#33 1st International Fuel Cell Expo
Tokyo, Japan

Jan. 2005
#32 H2PS: The 2004 Hydrogen Production and Storage Forum,
Washington, DC, USA

Dec. 2004
#31 Impressions from Shanghai
Nov. 2004
#30 Renewable Energies China incl. Hydrogen + Fuel Cells
Shanghai, PR China

Nov. 2004
#29 Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2004
Oct. 2004
#28 Energy Asia 2004
Oct. 2004
#27 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2004
Conference and Trade Show
Toronto, ON, Canada

Sep. 2004
#26 Meetings in Singapore,
Sep. 2004
#25 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Futures Conference, Perth, Australia
Sep. 2004
#24 Exhibiting at World Renewable Energy Congress VIII
Denver, CO, USA

Sep. 2004
#23 Arno presenting at ACS National Meeting Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aug. 2004
#22 Promotion of FP6, for European Union, Delegation of the European Commission, Shanghai
Jul. 2004
#21 IHK Energy-Podium 2004
Jul. 2004
#20 15th World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC15)
Yokohama, Japan

Jun. 2004
#19 Impressions from the
Energy Forum 2004
Varna, Bulgaria

Jun. 2004
#18 Impressions from HYFORUM
May 2004
#17 Impressions from Dubai
United Arab Emirates

May 2004
#16 Impressions from Argentina
May 2004
#15 Promoting Hydrogen Production from Patagonia, Argentina
May 2004
#14 Impressions Zhuozheng Garden
in Su Zhou

Mar. 2004
#13 H2PS: The 2003 Hydrogen Production and Storage Forum
Washington, D.C., USA

Dec. 2003
#12 Impressions from
Washington, D.C., USA

Dec. 2003
#11 Shanghai International Industry Fair (SIF), Shanghai, P.R. China
Nov. 2003
#10 Energy Asia 2003
PTC Asia 2003
CeMAT Asia 2003
Factory Automation Asia 2003
Shanghai, P.R. China

Nov. 2003
Nov. 2003
#8 NESC 2003 - 6th Int'l Conference on New Energy Systems & Conversions
Nov. 2003
#7 Impressions from Busan

Nov. 2003
#6 2003 Fuel Cell Seminar
Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Nov. 2003
#5 Impressions from Shanghai, Beijing, P.R. China
Nov 2003 - Jul. 2004
#4 f-cell forum, Stuttgart, Germany
Sep. 2003
#3 Hypothesis V, Porto Conte, Italy
Sep. 2003
#2 1st European Hydrogen Energy Conference, Grenoble, France
Sep. 2003
#1 Cooperation for Energy Independence of Democracies in the 21st Century
Jerusalem, Israel

Aug. 2003
Shanghai International
Industry Fair (SIF) 2004

International Meeting Point with Conference, Renewable Energies China, incl. Hydrogen + Fuel Cells, Shanghai, China  
In memoriam: Daniela Peschka
In memoriam: Ludwig Boelkow
Corporate Information

20 March 2000


Another first: two joint presentations devoted to the subject of hydrogen and fuel cells:

- Technologies (Hall 18)

- Products and Services (Hall 8)

33 exhibitors from around the world document progress from research to practical utilization

Road vehicles running on hydrogen, fuel cells supplying electric power for mobile telephones and laptops, and fuel cells developed for NASA space shuttles: these are just some of the exhibits to be seen at the joint display stands devoted to "Hydrogen and Fuel Cells" at HANNOVER FAIR 2000 (20th - 25th March).

The joint presentations by 33 exhibiting firms from Germany, Europe and the USA at HANNOVER FAIR 2000 highlight a cross-section of projects in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology, ranging from applied research to successful examples of commercial exploitation. Each year since HANNOVER FAIR 95 a series of joint displays have documented the latest developments in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. This is the only display platform of its kind in the world, and it is the result of a collaboration between Deutsche Messe AG and Arno A. Evers FAIR-PR in Starnberg.

Continuing technical advances and the need to reduce CO2 emissions are the driving force behind the worldwide development of new commercial applications for hydrogen and fuel cells. Scientists believe that hydrogen has a key role to play as a future source of clean, renewable energy for our planet. Fuel cells are used to convert hydrogen very efficiently into electric power and heat - and the process is totally pollution-free.

Joint presentation on hydrogen and fuel cells
Technologies, Hall 18

A group of 20 European firms and scientific institutions are presenting displays of their work at the "Innovations Market Research and Technology" in Hall 18. The exhibitors together with their chosen topics are outlined in brief below.

For the first time since 1995 Germany's largest industrial corporation, DaimlerChrysler AG, is once again exhibiting at the HANNOVER FAIR. The company's Fuel Cell Project Group is presenting the fuel cell concept study NECAR (New Electric Car). The vehicle's fuel tank is filled with methanol, with an on-board reformer that converts methanol into hydrogen. The chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in the fuel cell produces electrical energy to power the vehicle's electric motor. Fuel cell cars should be on sale by 2004. The joint display stand in Hall 18 will feature a full-size cutaway model of the NECAR based on a Mercedes-Benz A-Class. XCELLSIS GmbH, a new company based in Kirchheim/Teck-Nabern, was jointly set up in 1997 by DaimlerChrysler AG, Ford Motor Company in the USA and Ballard Power Systems in Canada to develop and manufacture a new type of power plant to replace the internal combustion engine in cars. Production and marketing are scheduled to begin in 2004. The new propulsion system relies on a "polymer electrolyte membrane" (PEM) fuel cell, which produces electricity from hydrogen to drive the car's electric motor. The fuel cell systems can be powered by either methanol or hydrogen.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg is displaying a mini-fuel cell for portable electronic equipment operating in the low-power range, with a high power-to-weight ratio of between 1 and 50 watts. This device allows laptops and camcorders to be operated without batteries. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems has been exhibiting regularly at the joint display stand since it was first introduced in 1995. The Baden-Württemberg Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) is presenting its own range of portable fuel cells, which are designed for substantial power outputs in everyday use. These fuel cells use hydrogen supplied from a hybrid accumulator which is mixed with oxygen from the air. At the Gerhard Mercator University in Duisburg the Department of Mechanical Engineering (special subject: Energy Technology) has also been working on the development of low-cost portable fuel cells aimed at a mass market. Typical applications include the supply of power for electronic devices such as CD players, laptops and other computers and portable electric power tools, as well as helping to supply the general electricity needs of other consumers.

PROTON MOTOR Fuel Cell GmbH (PM) from Starnberg develops and manufactures fuel cells and fuel cell stacks, together with elements and systems components. PM is currently working on systems with a power output of up to 60 kW, and has already produced a 30 kW fuel cell unit for use in cars and a larger 60 kW system for buses on local public transport routes. Another research organization, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, will present examples of its work such as combined energy supply-and-storage systems (PHOEBUS), a high-pressure electrolyser for the direct conversion of electricity into hydrogen and oxygen, and a highly efficient system of energy supply based on solid-oxide fuel cells.

Increased power output combined with lower manufacturing costs for fuel cells are the aims of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Stuttgart. Also featured at the stand in Hall 18 is the Institute for Industrial Thermodynamics, which is highlighting its work in the development of low-temperature fuel cells (PEFC and DMFC) along with further advances in high-temperature fuel cells (SOFC).

Another repeat exhibitor this year is Mannesmann Pilotentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH from Munich, which is presenting key products for the various mobile applications of fuel cell systems. These include peripheral modules, components and control units.

Also from Bavaria, but exhibiting this year for the first time, is the Technical University of Munich. The University's Department of Physics (special subject: Interfaces and Energy Conversion) is showcasing its work on CO-tolerant PEM fuel cells. This unique method for removing adsorbed carbon dioxide from the catalytic converter interface will help to improve the reliability of fuel cell systems and thus extend the range of their practical applications.

The EUHYFIS Working Party on Hydrogen Filling Stations will be presenting the first example of a pressurized hydrogen delivery system for the European market. The hydrogen is produced at the filling station and supplied to a pump, which is then used in the conventional way to fill the vehicle's fuel tank.

L-B Systemtechnik GmbH (LBST) is one of the original founder members of the joint display. LBST is the world leader in strategic consultancy for sustainable energy and transport concepts. Under the direction of its founder, Dr.-Ing. h.c. Ludwig Bölkow, the team at LBST offers various options for the supply of solar and hydrogen-based energy. Much of the company's current work focuses on alternative fuels and fuel cells. HyWeb, the hydrogen and fuel cell information system on the Internet (http://www.HyWeb.de), is operated by LBST and updated at regular intervals.

"Hydrogen is the fuel for the new millennium" is the proud boast of the German Hydrogen Association (DWV) in Berlin, which represents a number of leading German companies, but also has a substantial private membership. The DWV is working to promote hydrogen as a clean and sustainable medium for the storage of primary energy, and to secure its early adoption by the energy industry as part of a new environment-friendly energy strategy. The European Fuel Cell Group Ltd. from the Netherlands is supporting the introduction of fuel cells as a highly efficient and clean technology for producing heat and energy within Europe.

The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-CEREM) in Grenoble is represented for the first time at the joint display stand in Hall 18. This organization promotes work with hydrogen and fuel cells, develops PEMFC components and carries out research into hydrogen accumulator capacities.

The Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN is the largest independent organization engaged in energy research in the Netherlands. Its research effort is mainly concentrated in the area of renewable energy sources (solar, wind and biomass), under the motto "Working for the world's future". The ECN's subsidiary, InDEC Pilot Production B.V., is also contributing to the joint display as a manufacturer of electro-ceramic components, typically used in fuel cells, electro-catalytic reactors and in the form of ceramic membranes for the separation of gases. Current production capacity is currently in the range of 15,000 - 25,000 electro-ceramic components a year.

H-TEC GmbH, a German company based in Lübeck, has been exhibiting at the joint display in Hannover since 1995. H-TEC manufactures fuel cells for teaching and demonstration purposes, selling its systems to vocational training schools and other training establishments. This is a fast-growing market, and the company now exports its products all over the world to meet the demand. Heliocentris Energiesysteme GmbH, a young company in Berlin, is also a player in this market, producing teaching and training materials for the classroom and laboratory and developing new concepts for the use of fuel cells.


Joint presentation on hydrogen and fuel cells
Products and Services, Hall 8

The second joint presentation on hydrogen and fuel cells - Products and Services - is taking place for the first time in Hall 8, with the largest national contingent coming from the USA. A total of 13 exhibitors from five countries are contributing displays on a range of topics, including high-efficiency electrolysers for the production of hydrogen, commercial systems for supplying buildings with electric power and heat and mobile or portable applications, e.g. for mobile phones or laptops. The exhibitors together with their chosen topics are outlined in brief below.

Belgium is represented by Hydrogen Systems N.V., the market leader in its field, which is presenting an innovative concept for hydrogen production. The devices manufactured by the company are designed for an output of between 3 and 120 Nm³ per hour, and large numbers are already in service around the world. The company has also produced Europe's first hydrogen-powered city bus, which will be unveiled to the visiting international public at HANNOVER FAIR 2000.

The first hydrogen-powered taxi was shown for the first time at HANNOVER FAIR 99 by the British company ZeTek Power Plc. The first commercial sales of this vehicle were confirmed in December 1999, when an order was placed by the City of Westminster (London). In the meantime ZeTek Power has also developed a second-generation fuel cell that no longer has to be hand-built in the laboratory, but is specially designed for automated production methods. The new production process will be the subject of the company's presentation at HANNOVER FAIR 2000.

Switzerland's Sulzer-Burckhardt Engineering Works Ltd. is the world market leader in the manufacture of low-pressure and high-pressure hydrogen compressors. According to a company spokesman, the growing demand for hydrogen and the future introduction of fuel cells into the transport sector mean that hydrogen is very much the market of the future.

HGC Hamburg Gas Consult GmbH is setting new standards in the energy industry, having developed a fuel cell that is already supplying electricity and heating for hospitals, swimming baths, office buildings and other energy consumers in outlying districts. Heralding the future of decentralized energy supply for the individual household is HGC's domestic energy generator based on a PEM fuel cell, which can produce 3 kW of electric power and 8 kW of heat output. The company's display also highlights further possible applications in the area of biogas treatment.

H. Power Corp., based in Belleville, New Jersey, is the market leader in PEM fuel cells, a technology that was pioneered by this US company. Having developed the technology, the company has been vigorously proactive in commercializing and marketing fuel cells, and at this year's HANNOVER FAIR will be exhibiting its complete product range, with outputs ranging from 10 watts up to 3 kW. Typical applications include portable electrical and telecommunications equipment and the battery chargers that go with them. The larger units are designed to generate electric power for sensitive computer systems, road vehicles, etc., as well as providing backup power in the event of a mains power failure.

Another US exhibitor participating in the joint presentation is Hydrogen Burner Technology Inc. from Long Beach, California. This company will be presenting various applications of hydrogen as a fuel source for industry. The technology developed by Hydrogen Burner can be cost-effectively utilized in fuel cell systems of varying sizes.

SGL TECHNIK GmbH from Bavaria will be unveiling its new concepts for the mass production of carbon components for PEMFCs (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell). Gas diffusion layers and bipolar plates act as electrolytes to assist the functioning of the proton-conductive membrane.

Another German company, H. Seus GmbH & Co. Systemtechnik KG from Wilhelmshaven, is joining forces with two co-exhibitors from other countries: Proton Energy Systems Inc., from Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA, and Diamond Lite SA from Switzerland. All three firms will be presenting hydrogen generators with PEM membranes at HANNOVER FAIR 2000 - a safe and reliable way of generating hydrogen at the point of use.

DCH Technology Inc. is yet another market leader featured in the joint presentation in Hannover. Hailing from Valencia, California, this US company develops and manufactures fuel cells together with a range of sensors for different applications. These sensors play an important role in the generation of hydrogen, where they are used for safety functions and for monitoring the reaction process at every stage. The "robust hydrogen sensor" is already being marketed commercially, and the company is aiming for annual sales of around $200 million.

The two subsidiaries of the US concern United Technologies Corporation - International Fuel Cells (IFC) and the ONSI Corporation based in South Windsor, Connecticut - are world market leaders in the production of commercial fuel cells. IFC builds the fuel cells for the NASA space shuttles, and is also developing fuel cell systems for the car industry. The ONSI Corporation has already supplied over 200 fuel cell systems to customers all over the world. Designed for stationary installation, these systems have already clocked up more than 3 million operating hours.

Further information for the press:

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Kristina Irmler
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E-mail: arno@fair-pr.de

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