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28. October 2019 | 05:50 CET

AUDI, BMW, DAIMLER - EVERYTHING COMES IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY

  • Hydrogen

For many decades, the developers and engineers of renowned German car manufacturers focused on the optimization of combustion engines. Performance, reliability and range were at the top of the list of requirements that the market demanded as a prerequisite for purchasing decisions. Actually not much has changed about that, there is only one more point on the list - if possible, the drive should be cleaner. Blinded by Elon Musk's battery cars, carmakers in this country were also working on pure electric motors, and politicians were doing it, by the way. But the sales figures meanwhile point to a gigantic flop - for many good reasons.

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BATTERY CARS ARE CHARGE INHIBITORS
Since 2015, when it became known that Schummel software was used on diesel vehicles on the test bench, German carmakers have invested a lot of money in the development of vehicles with electric motors and batteries. Elaborate marketing campaigns were used to try to make the pure Stromer appealing to customers.

Despite all efforts, 47,903 battery-powered cars were sold in the first nine months of 2019, according to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), which corresponds to 1.7% of the total number of 2,740,158 passenger cars.

POLICY SETS THE WRONG ACCENTS

The majority of the living conditions of families and working people cannot be served by battery-powered cars. The cars are expensive, the electricity from charging stations is limited due to the hardly available infrastructure, the charging time is too long and therefore unacceptable, the range uninteresting and the production of cobalt and lithium under questionable conditions gnaws at the conscience.

German federal policy promotes the purchase of a new battery car with tax revenues of up to EUR 4,000.00 and the subsidisation of a Tesla battery factory worth billions is still in the pipeline. The taxpayers bear the costs and the environment in the poorer countries the burden of this absurd development. "La strada dell'inferno è lastricata di buone intenzioni." In English: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

GAS STATIONS NEED HYDROGEN COLUMNS

Why hydrogen technology is still being neglected by leading politicians and decision-makers is a mystery. The construction of a filling station network for hydrogen vehicles can be based on customers' previous habits and living conditions. Vehicle users and filling station operators simply purchase and sell a different fuel. The type of refuelling process, the duration of around three minutes and the range of 500 to 700 km are comparable to conventional habits.

There are currently around 14,100 filling stations in Germany. Equipping this already established infrastructure with hydrogen fuel pumps is certainly more practical than rewiring park and residential buildings, roads in residential areas and hotels with high-performance charging stations. In Germany, 76 hydrogen filling stations have been opened and more are being opened.

DYNACERT SUPPLIES TECHNOLOGY FOR RETROFITTING

The Canadian technology company dynaCERT has launched a hydrogen solution this year that enables diesel engines to significantly reduce fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. Bus and truck fleets can use these retrofit devices to do something for the environment and reduce fuel costs at the same time. Within less than a year, users can amortize the purchase costs. Competitive industries appreciate this cost advantage.

GERMAN INDUSTRY EXPERT STRIVES FOR COOPERATION

dynaCERT solves problems and creates desires. For these reasons, it is not surprising that MOSOLF, one of the leading logistics service providers for the European automotive industry, is working on a distribution agreement with dynaCERT less than two months after issuing the general operating license for hydrogen technology in Germany.

The Canadian hydrogen experts will be at the following investor fairs in the coming weeks and will present themselves to the participants: Precious Metals & Commodities Fair, Munich, German Equity Forum, Frankfurt and the Munich Capital Markets Conference (MKK).

WHEN WILL HYDROGEN CARS ARRIVE?

In recent days, Daimler has delivered a police car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell to the media in Hamburg. It will only be a matter of time before Audi (h-tron) and BMW (Hydrogen NEXT) will also be launching standard hydrogen models on the market. The future of drive types will be diverse and hydrogen will continue to gain in importance.


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21. September 2020 | 07:35 CET

Daimler, Nikola, dynaCERT: He who can deliver, makes the business!

  • Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the better alternative to batteries - No other topic like hydrogen is causing the waves on the stock market to beat as hard as they have done recently. The supporters of clean air, CO2 reduction, and ongoing greenhouse gas discussions see battery technology only as a temporary hype, which was started by Tesla in particular. The industry has long known that battery technology will always remain "unclean", because its production and subsequent disposal alone consumes many times more resources than technologies that have long been available, such as water electrolysis, i.e. the decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen. If we consider the fuel diesel, with a share in transport of over 90%, a much more efficient and environmentally friendly combustion process can be designed by using these highly reactive elements. The energy efficiency of the electrolysis of water is over 70%. It is therefore essential that companies such as Tesla and Nikola actively strive for these findings given the wide-ranging discussions on sustainability. But Daimler also recently declared that it does not want to simply let the sleepy trend toward e-mobility standstill and will rely on hydrogen as the technology of the future.

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10. August 2020 | 06:01 CET

dynaCERT, NEL ASA, McPhy - does hydrogen need nuclear power?

  • Hydrogen

In Europe, hydrogen as an energy carrier is becoming the focus of debate, offering a more environmentally friendly and practicable alternative to the battery as an energy storage medium in mobility. The production of batteries is an environmental sin par excellence. Raw materials have to be mined at great expense, a great amount of additional energy is needed for production, and at the end of the life cycle there is non-recyclable hazardous waste. Hydrogen, on the other hand, can be produced by electrolysis with CO2-neutral electricity and converted back into electricity. While in France the clean transformation of mobility can be mastered, Germany is in a self-inflicted and expensive dead-end road.

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09. July 2020 | 07:41 CET

Ballard Power, NEL ASA, Plug Power - what comes after hydrogen now?

  • Hydrogen

The shares of hydrogen companies are constantly reaching new highs and the profits of the shareholders are increasing accordingly on paper. Paper profits are a fine thing, but they better not melt away. Selling in a falling market is usually harder than dealing with the lost profits from a rising share price. Given that hydrogen as an energy carrier is still a future technology that depends on many political factors to really offer environmentally friendly added value, it is advisable not to hope that the trees will grow endlessly into the sky. Realizing partial profits has not harmed anyone yet. The next big trend has already begun and it is time to position ourselves.

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