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Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries, Hall 27, C 66
HANNOVER MESSE 2017, April 24 - 28
Berlin, April 13, 2017
Green Hydrogen - the foundation for sector coupling (electricity, mobility, heat)

Press Conference I: (language: German, no translation)
April 24, 11:50 - 12:30, Hall 27, C 66, Public Forum
Fuel cell trains in Germany - Lower Saxony drives the future

dot Olaf Lies, Minister
Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport of Lower Saxony
dot Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director (Chair)
dot Dr. Jens Sprotte, Urban Transport & Systems Director
ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH
dot Dr. Bernd Pitschak, Managing Director
Hydrogenics GmbH

Press Conference II: (language: English, no translation)
April 24, 14:00 - 15:00, Hall 27, C 66, Public Forum
Framework for the hydrogen infrastructure

dot Dr. Graham Cooley, CEO
ITM Power Plc
dot Matthias Klietz, Head of Research Powertrain
BMW Group
dot Dr. Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos, Program Manager, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cell Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy

150 exhibitors from 20 countries will participate at Europe’s largest hydrogen, fuel cells and battery exhibition on an area of 5.000m². One of the main topics of the Group Exhibit will be the storage of renewable energies, e.g. wind and photovoltaic.

Fuel cell instead of diesel train
ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH, Salzgitter, will present the world's first train powered by hydrogen at the booth of NOW GmbH, Berlin B 56. As an alternative to diesel power, the train can be used in regions with non-electrified lines which are still accounting to about 40 percent of the German rail network. Moreover the noise level is drastically reduced when compared to conventional diesel engines. Two prototypes are set to run on the Bremerhaven - Buxtehude - Cuxhaven line in Lower Saxony starting in 2018. In the future, it would be conceivable to produce renewable hydrogen for the train by using excess electricity from wind turbines.

The hydrogen train’s high-pressure tank manufactured by xperion Energy & Environment GmbH, Kassel is shown at the booth of Hexagon Composites ASA, Ålesund, Norway, B 60. The ranges of hydrogen and diesel trains are comparable.

Hydrogen production in the MW range - Power-to-gas
Electrical energy, preferably from renewable sources, can be converted to hydrogen by electrolysis. This type of hydrogen production is CO2 neutral and can replace the steam reforming from natural gas in industrial applications, which require large amounts of hydrogen, e.g. refineries, steel production, refueling of large fuel-cell vehicles.
ITM Power plc, Sheffield, UK, B 68 is exhibiting a 2.2 MW electrolyzer in Hanover to produce hydrogen. The electrolyzers have a modular design and can thus be extended to a plant of up to 100 MW.

Nel Hydrogen, Norway, B 60 provides information on a planned project for a 400 MW plant for the production of renewable hydrogen. The expected cost is $ 0.45 million / MW.

The fuel cell car from BMW, the hydrogen dispenser from Shell at one booth
The BMW Group, Munich, B 59, shows the BMW 5er GT FCEV, a fuel cell car that is only powered by hydrogen, the range is comparable to a conventional internal combustion engine. Shell informs about hydrogen refueling, in three minutes the vehicle is easily filled with the gaseous hydrogen.

Meet the initiative „NewEnergy-4-Mobility2050“
The initiative initiated by the BMW Group together with 17 industry partners and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, will demonstrate at HANNOVER MESSE how the energy supply for a comprehensive Zero Emission Mobility can be covered on the basis of renewable sources. Visitors are invited to follow an interactive hydrogen trail per app, for more information visit

Target: Hydrogen filling stations everywhere in Germany
H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG, Berlin, Germany, B 50, a joint venture between industrial partners from the automotive, gas and petroleum industry will present their goals at the booth of Air Liquide of the Group Exhibit H2+FC+BAT. The goal is to install 100 hydrogen filling stations over the next few years. By the year 2023, 400 hydrogen filling stations are planned in Germany.

Test drive fuel cell cars
On the 15,000m² Ride + Drive, visitors can test drive fuel cell cars from BMW (BMW 5er GT FCEV), Toyota (Mirai) and Hyundai (ix35 Fuel Cell). The driving range on a single tank of hydrogen amounts to more than 500 km, its exhaust emitting nothing more than a few drops of water.

Information on site in two forums
Visitors have the possibility to inform themselves on site in two forum areas within the Group Exhibit H2+FC+BAT in hall 27. The presentations in the Technical Forum (B 38) and the moderated interviews in the Public Forum (C 66) will additionally be live streamed online and will also be available after the show on our website.

Tobias Renz
Tobias Renz FAIR, Berlin, Germany
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