World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2010 is opening its doors on May 16!

When: 16 May - 21 May, 2010

The World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2010, that will be held from May 16-21, 2010 in Essen, Germany, is opeing its doors on May 16. The objective of the 18th World Hydrogen Energy Conference is to promote hydrogen technologies and to identify scientific and strategic issues in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells giving answers based on the most advanced state of the art in science and engineering. Decision makers in politics, industry, research, and finance will be addressed in dedicated strategic sessions of the first conference day. Contributions from international experts will focus on the role and path of hydrogen in the energy economy. The major share of the programme is dedicated to the presentation of cutting-edge research and development on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) will join a stand in the exhibition area.  WHEC 2010 is organized by the the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), member of HyER (formerly HyRaMP), and will also feature drive and rides, technical tours and a student’s day. For more information on the event and the call for papers please visit the WHEC 2010 website.

EHA at H2 and 16th H2 + FC Group Exhibit in Hannover: H2 in the air!

Across from the EHA stand at the 16th H2 and FC Group Exhibit the ZSW of Ulm is demonstrating its Airport Scooter to pull luggage lorries through airports. Although not much of that is happening these days, ZSW is looking at deploying these vehicles in all locations where indoor material handling requires zero emissions and extended ranges. DLR is demonstrating its paraglide equipped with a fuel cell that completed successful test flights.  These applications are just two of the many that are featured in a new special demonstration area at the fair.  Despite the cancellation of oversees exhibitors due to flight restrictions as a result of the volcano eruption in Iceland, this year’s 16th edition of the H2 and FC Group Exhibit at the Hannover Fair attracted many new exhibitors and  looks bigger, feels better and  is positioned now in the same hall as renewable energy systems and electro mobility solutions. The EHA stand features the new EHA strategy paper “Energy Infrastructure 21″ on the energy efficient use of primary energy sources in electric transport and the role of hydrogen and a presentation of historic moments in the EHA 10 year’s of promoting hydrogen in Europe. See the latest news of the fair, That takes place from April 19 -26, here.

EU Commission issues consultation on Energy Strategy 2011 -2020
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Spanish presidency presses EU for fast support of electric vehicles
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EU Commission will present Energy Action Plan this May.
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World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2010 is opening its doors on May 16!

When: 16 May - 21 May, 2010

The World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2010, that will be held from May 16-21, 2010 in Essen, Germany, is opeing its doors on May 16. The objective of the 18th World Hydrogen Energy Conference is to promote hydrogen technologies and to identify scientific and strategic issues in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells giving answers based on the most advanced state of the art in science and engineering. Decision makers in politics, industry, research, and finance will be addressed in dedicated strategic sessions of the first conference day. Contributions from international experts will focus on the role and path of hydrogen in the energy economy. The major share of the programme is dedicated to the presentation of cutting-edge research and development on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) will join a stand in the exhibition area.  WHEC 2010 is organized by the the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), member of HyER (formerly HyRaMP), and will also feature drive and rides, technical tours and a student’s day. For more information on the event and the call for papers please visit the WHEC 2010 website.

EU’s Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles Strategy calls for joint action on infrastructure.
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BMW integrates a 5 kW fuel cell in new hybride 1 series.
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