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Successful market introduction of Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA

published: 2017-04-11 16:49
  • Participation of industry leaders like ITM Power and Nel Hydrogen
  • Support of major associations

The organizer of the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries at HANNOVER MESSE continue their successful work in the US. Five months before the US premiere more than 50% of the floorspace is already booked.

Several electrolyser, hydrogen compressor and fuel cell exhibitors have already registered. The event is also supported by major North American H2+FC associations like the California Hydrogen Business Council and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

Steve Jones, Managing Director, ITM Power Inc., Irvine, CA, USA: “We are excited to be part of the hydrogen and fuel cells exhibit at SOLARPOWER International 2017. The huge growth in the US solar industry is driving change in the electricity grid and forcing operators to deploy energy storage in order to maintain grid reliability. Hydrogen energy storage allows the grid to store vast amounts of energy whilst simultaneously providing a pathway to create fuel for the growing number of hydrogen vehicles on the road in areas like California.”

Bjørn Simonsen, VP Market Development & PR, Nel Hydrogen, Oslo, Norway: “Hydrogen production from PV solar power makes a lot of sense. In fact, most of the large-scale hydrogen production concepts we are currently looking into are based on solar energy, many of them also off-grid.”

SPI 2017 is expecting 700 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from across the solar industry and adjacent industry sectors. The Energy Storage International (ESI), with more than 115 exhibitors the largest energy storage event in North America, will be co-located with the SPI as well.

“There are so many synergy effects between the hydrogen & fuel cell, the solar and energy storage industry. The positive feedback from the industry proves that it was the right time to establish a yearly commercial H2+FC trade fair in the US”, Tobias Renz, organizer of H2+FC NORTH AMERICA.

Exhibitors and leading industry experts will feature a comprehensive forum program, including company presentations and discussions.

The topics of H2+FC NORTH AMERICA will include hydrogen generation, storage and transportation, fuel cell systems and applications, stationary-, automotive-, mobile fuel cells, special markets, components and supplying technology, fuel cell and battery testing.

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