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Group Exhibit H2+FC 2010 Press Release
 

April 14, 2010

HANNOVER MESSE 2010, April 19-23, Hall 27, H60
16th Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells
Fuel Cells on the Move – In the Air, on the Water and in the Streets
Press Conference (in German) on April 21, 12:00-1:00 pm, Hall 27, H60
Fuel cells and batteries – Drive train of the Future

Munich. 141 exhibitors from 22 countries will present their latest products and innovations at Europe’s largest hydrogen and fuel cell exhibition. The brand-new Demonstration Area hosts several fuel cell applications including a plane, a boat and multiple vehicles.

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) presents its fuel cell glider Antares DLR-H2. The Stuttgart-based Institute for Technical Thermodynamics has developed the world’s first piloted aircraft, solely powered by emission-free fuel cell propulsion technology. The Antares DLR-H2 boasts of a cruising range of 750 kilometers, achieved in a flying time of around five hours. The CO2-free glider with a wingspan of 20 meters made its maiden flight on July 7, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany.

Marine Service Noord, Hoogezand, The Netherlands, shows an 8m long hydrogen-fuelled boat. An exchangeable 20L hydrogen bottle powers the 8kW fuel cell inside. The 15-passenger boat is ideal for environmentally-protected waters. In addition to being emission-free and nearly noise-free, the boat has a range of 90km and a maximum usage period of 6 hours.

Directly in front of Hall 27, the company Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, Puchheim, Germany, displays its city bus with Triple Hybrid® Drive Train. Unlike typical hybrid systems, this technology is entirely free of a combustion motor. Its propulsion system is a combination of fuel cells, batteries and ultracapacitators. Electricity is produced using a hydrogen-powered fuel cell which continually re-charges the battery during drive time. Furthermore the energy generated through braking is transformed and stored within the battery. The refuelling of the bus with 20kg of hydrogen gas at 350bar takes less than 10 minutes. The propulsion system’s nominal output is 120 kW (163 HP). Further features include a top speed of 65km/h as well as a 250km range of operation per tank of gas. This technology enables energy savings of over 50 percent compared to conventional diesel buses.

Another application of fuel cells is in vehicles such as police cars or ambulances which require power supply while stationary for longer periods of time. In such scenarios, conventional batteries can only provide power for a limited time span. However with the EFOY Pro Fuel Cell from SFC, Brunnthal, Germany, the battery of the vehicle is automatically re-charged without any user intervention. This system offers dependable power supply for several days at a time. Additionally the fuel cell generates heat for the battery and the in-cabin room, making it a winter-hardy solution.

Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG of Putzbrunn, Germany will show their reformer fuel cell system which provides off-grid power for recreational vehicles. Using a reformer system, liquefied gas is transformed into hydrogen which can then run the fuel cell. With an electrical output of 250W (max. 6000 watt-hours per day), the system can power heating, lighting, consumer electronics or air conditioning. A standard 11kg propane canister can thereby provide approximately 28 kWh of electricity, making autonomous power supply for multi-day or week-long excursions a reality.

For the first time at the HANNOVER MESSE 2010, the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS of Dresden, Germany, presents its eneramic® Fuel Cell System. This 8kg, shoebox-sized power generator is particularly suitable for camping and outdoor activities. The fuel cell runs on standard liquefied gas from a canister.

Home-based heat and power generation
At the booth of the Initiative Brennstoffzellen (IBZ), Essen, Germany, visitors can discover fuel cell heat and power units. With relatively high efficiency, these CHPs provide decentralized power to homes, using natural gas. Unlike centralized power production in which the excess heat cannot be used by the end-consumer, the heat generated by these power systems is readily available for warming living areas and water supply.

Back-up power supply with fuel cells
Uninterrupted power supply is essential for telecommunication centers, data management centers and hospitals. Several exhibitors of the Group Exhibit H2+FC showcase their back-up power solutions using fuel cell technology. In the case of power failure, the hydrogen-powered fuel cell system automatically activates and provides the necessary power to bridge the outage. Compared to conventional back-up solutions, fuel cells are faster, more quiet and emission-free.

Outdoor Ride + Drive
Just outside of Hall 27, the Brunnthal-based company SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG will show off their fuel cell-powered electric vehicles and scooters. Trade fair visitors have the opportunity to try out these vehicles themselves. With a simple swap of the methanol cartridge, refuelling is completed in a matter of seconds. The fuel cell onboard functions as a “mobile electric socket”, charging up the battery during drive time. In the past five years, SFC Smart Fuel Cell has sold over 17,000 fuel cell units for commercial use.

Among the 141 exhibitors from 22 countries visitors can also discover technologies including hydrogen production, fuel cell components, portable fuel cells, test systems, reformers as well as hydrogen transportation, storage and infrastructure.

Press Conference (in German) on April 21, 12:00-1:00 pm, Hall 27, H60
Topic: Fuel Cells and Batteries – Drive Train of the Future
Participants:
Dr.-Ing. Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director (Speaker),  NOW GmbH, Berlin
Thomas Melczer, Managing Director, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, Puchheim
Dr. Peter Podesser, Chief Executive Officer,  SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG, Brunnthal
Prof. Dr. rer.nat. K. Andreas Friedrich, Department Head of Electrochemical Energy Technology, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut für Technische Thermodynamik, Stuttgart
Moderation: Ulrich Walter,  Tobias Renz FAIR, Munich

Connecting Renewable Energy and Electro-Mobility
For the first time in 16 years, the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells will be staged together in one hall with the topic Renewables and with the new trade fair MobiliTec. In Renewables visitors can discover all forms of renewable energy technology such as photovoltaic, solar, geothermal, hydro as well as wind. MobiliTec will include hybrid and electric power systems, battery technology and alternative vehicle concepts.

Europe’s biggest and most important H2+FC exhibition
The Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells (H2+FC) is the international meeting point for market leaders, SMEs and renowned research institutions of the H2+FC industry. As of May 1, 2006, the company Tobias Renz FAIR is responsible for the organization and realization of the Group Exhibit H2+FC. Deutsche Messe AG carries the economic and legal responsibility for the event.

About the HANNOVER MESSE 2010
The world’s leading showcase for industrial technology will take place from April 19-23, 2010. The HANNOVER MESSE 2010 unites 9 trade fairs under one roof: Industrial Automation, Energy, Power Plant Technology, MobiliTec, CoilTec, Digital Factory, Industrial Supply, MicroNanoTec as well as Research & Technology. In 2010 the partner country is Italy.

Contact for press:
Tobias Renz
Tobias Renz FAIR
Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 7201 3840
Mobile: +49 (0) 177 5218535
Fax: +49 (0) 89 7201 38420
Email: tobias@h2fc-fair.com
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www.h2fc-fair.com/hm10/press
www.h2fc-fair.com/hm10/highlights

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