Fuel Cell Today publishes Report on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in Finlandread more »

Fuel Cell Today has published a series of five reports on the Nordic countries, one which gives a brief overview of the energy context in Finland and examines where fuel cells might fit within this. It then describes the current fuel cell RD&D activities in the country and the commercial products for both the domestic and international markets that we expect to arise from this. Finland, a member of EHA shows particular strength  in the use of wood-based biomass for energy. Over a fifth of its primary energy consumption is met by bioenergy, one of the highest proportions among the OECD member countries, and it has the highest share of biomass in electricity generation in the world. Much of this is used in highly efficient combined heat and power generation (CHP), in which the country is also a world leader. The report pays particular attention to the use of wood-based biomass and potential synergies with fuel cells and hydrogen. The full report can be read here

Jaco Reijerkerkread more »

In view of the recent achievements of the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, with support of Linde Benelux, in building the FORZE IV record breaking fuel cell powered formula race car, the EHA found the opportunity to look into Linde's involvement with such university activities and receive the company’s perspective on developments in the hydrogen industry in Europe. The EHA secretariat sat down with member of the board, Jaco Reijerkerk of Linde AG. Jaco Reijerkerk is currently Head of Business Development Linde Gas Benelux , and part of Clean Energy Business Development Western Europe  Linde AG. Although he began his professional career as a trainee and part-time researcher at DaimlerChrysler, he then progressed to Linde AG to later become General Manager Global Programme and Strategy in Innovation Management - Hydrogen Solutions. EHA: Linde has been involved in supporting a number of university related activities like supporting the FORZE IV, and the Shell Eco-Marathon. What is the company's objective from these activities? Do you see a trend in young adult’s interests in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Mr. Reijerkerk: These are our customers and future employees, we don’t have to motivate them; these students are already very much excited about the topic. We think that the  issue has gained more and more recognition, and more students are recognizing the potential of this enormous technology. Y0ung adults are less constrained by "business as usual" and have more freedom to look at new, innovative things
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