For more than 20 years, the annual conference, trade show, and awards ceremony has catered to every aspect of the industry, from manufacturing and components to systems and applications, and this year’s show will have 126 exhibitors, more than twice the number of the 2021 show. Here are some of the principal mobility offerings.
f-cell Ride & Drive
Visitors can get behind the wheel of a hydrogen car at the free Ride & Drive at Messepiazza Square, on the grounds of the Stuttgart Trade Fair. The Hyundai vehicle then drives along the “test track” on the 81 motorway. Test drives are free to visitors.
ICM-HZwo: OSCar Experimental and Training Vehicle
As part of the research project, ‘HZwo:FRAME VP2.5 – Intelligent Thermal Management Module for Fuel Cell Vehicles’, the ICM (Institute for Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction in Chemnitz) has developed a four-wheeled fuel-cell vehicle which comprises various components for propulsion and thermal control. The necessary energy is generated by a fuel-cell system in the front of the car. This system is fed by a 78-litre hydrogen tank, which holds 3.12 kg of hydrogen, in the central area of the vehicle’s interior. The experimental and training vehicle can be seen at the f-cell exhibit in the foyer of the ICS.
German Aerospace Centre: Cargo bike with fuel-cell technology
The German Aerospace Centre, with its ‘Interreg’ project, is participating in the f-cell programme. In this project, the use of cargo bikes with fuel-cell systems is being tested as an alternative to batteries. The purpose is to demonstrate the potential of these wheels to replace internal combustion engine vehicles and steadily reduce CO2 emissions, congestion, and delivery delays.
Compared with batteries, fuel-cell technology delivers more energy and weighs less with the same dimensions. Furthermore, the hydrogen tank can be filled in a few minutes and does not suffer any loss of performance in winter when operating in subzero temperatures. Such a cargo bike will be presented at the show.
Hydrogen activities in Baden-Württemberg: The H2BW Platform
The H2BW platform presents current hydrogen activities in Baden-Württemberg. It is funded by e-mobil BW – the state agency for new mobility solutions and automotive – and the state’s Ministry for Environment, Climate, and Energy Management.
The platform bundles all these activities and tackles the application of hydrogen in the mobility sector, and includes ongoing projects in the field of hydrogen such as the showcase projects H2Rivers & H2-Rhein-Neckar. Next to mobility, however, the H2BW platform also covers the sectors of industry, heat/buildings and electricity generation.
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Once again, H2 View will be attending f-cell as an official media partner, and reporting on latest news and views.
Come and meet us at booth 2C42. If you’d like to join us, please take advantage of a discounted ticket with code H2VIEW2022. We look forward to seeing you there.