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1. Energy Balances
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2. Production of hydrogen
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3.1 Electricity from hydrogen
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4. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells on their way to commercialisation
4.1 A proposal to future energy supplies
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5. Four steps to a new Energy Supply
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Hans-Olof Nilsson's Off-The-Grid Hydrogen House near Goteborg, Sweden
Visit at the Italian demonstration plant of MagneGas™ 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
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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
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Ouarzazate, Morocco as part of the SolarPACES 2018 conference, October 6, 2018
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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
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Der 4. Deutsche Wasserstoff Congress 2008
Essen, Germany, February 20 - 21, 2008

Impressions from the Forum Discussion

A highlight of the 4th German Hydrogen Congress 2008 in Essen was the panel discussion on the first day of the Congress. It was dedicated to the strategic direction for hydrogen in the energy industry. The long-term prospects for the hydrogen were the focus of discussion, moderated by the conference director, Professor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Stolten, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Energieforschung; Research Centre Jülich, Germany.

In particular, the automotive applications have been intensively discussed. Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, CEO of the new founded NOW GmbH Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie, Berlin Germany made it clear that in the future, in addition to the fuel-cell vehicles, hybrid, plug-in and electric vehicles will play a role in a wide portfolio of different technologies. Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Rudolf J. Menne, CEO of the Ford Research Center GmbH of Aachen and research director at Ford Europe agreed with him and favored market-oriented solutions. It makes no sense to be ahead of time, if the customer does not accept these products.

The crucial question is, where will the hydrogen come from, in a future with fuel cell vehicles? Dr. Johannes Töpler, Chairman of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, referred to the chlorine-alkali electrolysis, which could already provide Hydrogen at a low price, available for approximately 5 million hydrogen vehicles in Germany. Arno A. Evers took up this issue and pointed out that in spite of decades of discussion on the hydrogen technology, the question of its nationwide production is still not clarified. He called for completely new solutions, and pointed to possibilities of bio-hydrogen and the production, for example, through nano-technology.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carl-Jochen Winter, Vice President, The International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), Ueberlingen, Germany, looked at the question of the future of hydrogen and fuel cells from a rather fundamental viewpoint: It needs to “exergize” the system. The heat, generated during the electricity production in the steam power plant must be decoupled and be used meaningfully. During this process of “exergizing” the fuel cell is the right solution at the application.

Leitender Ministerialrat Dr. Heinz Baues, Ministerium für Energie, Verkehr und Landesplanung, Duesseldorf, Germany, pointed out the efforts, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia made with its “Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network" in recent years. He said that with the National Programme the industry can create a huge opportunity, which must not be missed. Dr. Klaus Bonhoff stressed the close contact between the National Programme and the country activities in this field.

Arno A. Evers said that this and similar programs might have high administrative frictional losses, and that he prefers to trust in the strength of the market. Clever ideas, new products and not yet existing new services, which generate additional benefits, could be placed on the market even at higher prices. Demonstration and lighthouse projects require, in his opinion, a lot of time and money, without developing marketable products. Strong criticism against this view Mr. Evers learned not only by the moderator, but by most of the participants in the round-table discussion. Dr. Bonhoff said, it would need industry and organizations that are dedicated in demonstration projects. This will produce not only "burned money". Professor Winter pleaded for patience and time for these future technologies.

The objection by Sven Geitmann founder of Hydrogeit, and editor of the "H2magazine" he had always interpreted Professor Winters slogan "It's Hytime" as a demand for immediate action, was proven wrong. For Professor Winter impatience is a poor adviser. But hydrogen would be an inevitability, if only because that renewable energies, in order to participate in world trade, must be stored and transported. For this, hydrogen as an energy carrier would be without competition.

The panel ended with a view on research. Professor Menne pointed to the need of significant cost reductions, further efficiency gains and higher requirements for durability and reliability. Professor Winter wanted further efforts on the question of the storage of hydrogen on board the vehicle. The hydrogen produced from renewable energy, it is the ultima ratio, but will certainly have many decades in coming…

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Stolten (Moderator), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für
Energieforschung; Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing Dr. h.c. Rudolf J. Menne, Geschäftsführer, Ford Forschungszentrum,
Forschungsleiter Ford Europa, Aachen GmbH

Johannes Töpler, Vorsitzender Deutscher Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen Verband;
Chairman, German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV), Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carl-Jochen Winter, ENERGON Carl Jochen Winter, Vice President,
The International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), Ueberlingen, Germany

Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, NOW GmbH Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie,
Berlin Germany

Leitender Ministerialrat Dr. Heinz Baues, Ministerium für Energie, Verkehr und
Landesplanung, Duesseldorf, Germany

Arno A. Evers, Arno A Evers FAIR-PR, Starnberg

Ein Höhepunkt des 4. Deutschen Wasserstoff Congress 2008 in Essen war die einstündige Podiumsdiskussion am ersten Tag des Kongresses, der der strategischen Ausrichtung für Wasserstoff in der Energiewirtschaft gewidmet war. Die Langfristperspektiven für den Wasserstoff standen im Mittelpunkt der Diskussion, die vom Tagungsleiter Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Stolten, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Energieforschung; Research Centre Jülich, Germany moderiert wurde.

Insbesondere die automobilen Anwendungen wurden intensiv diskutiert. Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Geschäftsführer der neu gegründeten NOW GmbH Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie, Berlin Germany machte deutlich, dass in der Zukunft neben den Brennstoffzellenfahrzeugen auch Hybrid, Plug-In und batteriegetriebene Fahrzeuge in einem breiten Portfolio unterschiedlicher Technologien eine Rolle spielen werden. Dem stimmte Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Rudolf J. Menne, Geschäftsführer des Ford Forschungszentrums Aachen GmbH, Forschungsleiter Ford Europa zu und favorisierte marktgerechte Lösungen. Es mache keinen Sinn, seiner Zeit voraus zu sein, wenn die Kunden diese Produkte nicht annähmen.

Die entscheidende Frage, wo denn der Wasserstoff für eine automobile Zukunft mit Brennstoffzellenfahrzeugen herkommen soll, beantwortete Dr. Johannes Töpler, Vorsitzender des Deutschen Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellenverbandes e.V., mit dem Hinweis auf die Chlor-Alkali-Elektrolyse, die schon heute kostengünstig für circa 5 Millionen Fahrzeuge in Deutschland Wasserstoff bereit stellen könne. Arno A. Evers griff diese Frage auf und verwies darauf, dass trotz einer jahrzehntelangen Diskussion um die Wasserstofftechnologie die Frage nach seiner flächendeckenden Produktion noch immer nicht geklärt sei. Er plädierte für völlig neue Lösungen und verwies auf Möglichkeiten des Bio-Wasserstoffs und der Erzeugung zum Beispiel mittels Nanotechnologien.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carl-Jochen Winter, Vice President, The International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), Ueberlingen, Germany, betrachtete die Frage nach der Zukunft von Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen von einer grundsätzlichen Warte aus: Es müsse um die Exergetisierung des Systems gehen. Die bei der Stromproduktion in Dampfkraftwerken erzeugte Wärme muss entkoppelt und einer sinnvollen Nutzung zugeführt werden. Bei diesem Prozess der Exergetisierung sei die Brennstoffzelle im Anwendungsbereich die richtige Lösung.

Leitender Ministerialrat Dr. Heinz Baues, Ministerium für Energie, Verkehr und Landesplanung, Duesseldorf, Germany betonte die Anstrengungen, die das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen durch sein „Kompetenznetzwerk Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen“ in den vergangenen Jahren geleistet hat. Er hob hervor, dass mit dem Nationalen Programm für die Branche eine Riesenchance entstehe, die sie nutzen müsse. Dr. Klaus Bonhoff betonte den engen Kontakt, der zwischen dem Nationalen Programm und den Länderaktivitäten bestehe.

Arno A. Evers bemerkte dazu, dass durch diese und ähnliche Programme auf administrativer Seite hohe Reibungsverluste entstehen könnten, und dass er lieber auf die Kraft des Marktes vertraue. Clevere Ideen, neue Produkte oder jetzt noch nicht vorhandene, neue Dienstleistungen, die zusätzliche Nutzen generierten, könnten auch hochpreisig am Markt platziert werden. Demonstrations- und Leuchtturm-Projekte erforderten nach seiner Ansicht viel Zeit und Geld, ohne dass daraus marktfähige Produkte entständen. Heftige Kritik gegen diese Auffassung erfuhr Herr Evers nicht nur durch den Moderator, sondern von den meisten Teilnehmern der Diskussionsrunde. Dr. Bonhoff betonte, es würden Industrie und Organisationen gebraucht, die sich in Demonstrations-Projekten engagierten, es werde dabei durchaus nicht nur Geld verbrannt. Professor Winter plädierte für Geduld und Zeit für diese Zukunftstechnologien.

Den Einwand von Sven Geitmann Gründer des Hydrogeit-Verlages und Chefredakteur der Fachzeitschrift HZwei, er habe Professor Winters Slogan "It’s Hytime" immer als Aufforderung sofortigen Handelns interpretiert, ließ dieser nicht gelten. Für Professor Winter sei Ungeduld ein schlechter Ratgeber, aber es gäbe eine Zwangsläufigkeit zum Wasserstoff, wenn er nur daran denke, dass die erneuerbaren Energien, um am Welthandel teilnehmen zu können, speicherbar und transportierbar werden müssten. Dafür sei der Sekundär-Energieträger Wasserstoff ohne Konkurrenz.

Die Diskussionsrunde endete mit einem Ausblick auf die Forschung. Professor Menne verwies auf die Notwendigkeit, durch Forschung erhebliche Kostensenkungen, weitere Wirkungsgradsteigerungen und höhere Anforderungen an Dauerhaltbarkeit und Zuverlässigkeit zu erreichen. Professor Winter wünscht sich weitere Anstrengungen bei der Frage der Speicherung des Wasserstoffs an Bord des Fahrzeugs. Der Wasserstoff, produziert aus erneuerbarer Energie, sei zwar die ultima ratio, werde aber sicher noch viele Jahrzehnte auf sich warten lassen…