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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on November 16th, 2021 | 12:56 CET

Climate conference ends: Nel, Plug Power and Defense Metals continue with momentum

  • RareEarths

After two weeks, the climate conference in Glasgow has come to an end. The results are manageable. Although coal and other fossil fuels were declared to be phased out for the first time, the wording was watered down several times. For example, it was only possible to agree on a call that the use of coal-fired power plants without CO2 capture should be "gradually reduced". But even without concrete resolutions, one thing is sure: the energy turnaround is in full swing, and investor darlings Nel and Plug Power are again stepping on the gas. Defense Metals could be due for a reassessment after the completion of drilling.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 12th, 2021 | 13:52 CET

NEL, dynaCERT, FuelCell Energy, Plug Power - How far will the hydrogen wave carry us?

  • Hydrogen

The average temperature on Earth should rise by no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next few decades. 190 countries agreed on this target in Paris in 2015. Since then, there have been four further world climate conferences. The fifth is now underway in Glasgow, Scotland, and is scheduled to end today, Nov. 12. It is not only the EU that is tightening its climate targets - around the globe, more and more countries are decarbonizing their economies. The topic of hydrogen is a rainmaker in this context. Here the question arises, when will it really start? According to the World Energy Council (WEC) analysis, at least 20 countries accounting for almost half of global economic output have already adopted a national hydrogen strategy or are at least close to doing so. We take a look at well-known protagonists.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on November 5th, 2021 | 12:40 CET

First Hydrogen, Nel, Plug Power, Ballard - Glasgow UN Climate Change Conference ups the ante!

  • Hydrogen

In its hydrogen strategy, the EU plans to expand electrolysis capacities to 40 GW for "green hydrogen" by 2030. Germany contributes one-eighth of the EU-wide total capacity within a national share and is a major driver of innovation due to its technological expertise. Green hydrogen refers to the use of electricity for electrolysis from exclusively renewable energies and is, therefore, a completely CO2-free hydrogen production. As a result, hydrogen technology is in the spotlight for climate-neutral energy production and reducing emissions. We get an overview of the listed protagonists.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on November 2nd, 2021 | 11:07 CET

Nel ASA, Water Ways Technologies, Everfuel - Unfortunately, this is the future

  • GreenTech

Water scarcity is an ever-growing problem for many countries, especially on the African continent. More than two billion people live in water-scarce countries and lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation. In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, scientists and activists are urging policymakers to act and address the looming water crisis. For years, companies in the water industry have been wallflowers on the stock market. Yet this issue, in particular, has enormous potential.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 29th, 2021 | 10:23 CEST

NEL, Plug Power, Royal Helium - Hydrogen rally, now it's rolling!

  • Helium

Only months ago, the comparatively expensive production of green hydrogen was put side by side with cheap Russian gas. Things can move that fast! The gas price has risen by 500% within 3 months, and the calculations are being recalculated. The explosive development of prices in the last 12 months shows how strongly shortages can affect the raw materials market. On average, known commodities increased by at least 25%, metals by 60-80% and energy doubled just like that. However, gas takes the cake with plus 600% in just 6 months, which gets the hydrogen industry buzzing. We take a closer look.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 27th, 2021 | 11:03 CEST

NEL, Clean Logistics, Ballard Power, FuelCell Energy - Hydrogen in the third wave!

  • Hydrogen

The hydrogen hype is entering its third wave. The price increase of fossil fuels increases the pressure to switch to alternative energies and new propulsion concepts. Governments around the world have therefore decided on rapid decarbonization. For the EU, the resolutions were already passed in 2020. In the USA, Joe Biden has now extended his environmental package to USD 1.5 billion. The market will decide whether battery or hydrogen technology will play a greater role here; the only important thing is quickly releasing the funds to finance the upcoming research projects. Time is pressing because the pandemic has put many industries on the sidelines. The transport industry, in particular, depends on the sale of goods, and in the future, this should occur without any negative environmental impact.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on October 26th, 2021 | 13:56 CEST

Nel, BYD, BrainChip: This looks good

  • Technology

While shares from the technology sector have been very volatile in recent weeks, the knot has burst at BYD, and the share has risen to a new record high. Rumors about Tesla and Apple have contributed to this. Both are said to be in talks with the Chinese specialist around electric mobility. The shares of Nel and BrainChip have also developed very positively recently. Both have invested heavily and could now reap the rewards of these investments. All three shares have further room for improvement. You can read why here.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on October 26th, 2021 | 10:31 CEST

Nel ASA, First Hydrogen, Nikola - Fully on schedule

  • Hydrogen

Time is pressing. From 2025, stricter emission targets issued by the European Union will apply, which gasoline and diesel engines will not meet. Due to the energy transition and decarbonization, carmakers globally are turning to battery-powered electric cars. However, electric mobility is unsuitable for transportation due to its short-range and long charging time. Here, the advantage currently lies very clearly with fuel cell technology.

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Commented by Nico Popp on October 22nd, 2021 | 12:47 CEST

NEL, First Hydrogen, Rock Tech Lithium: Why investors must rethink now

  • Hydrogen

For months, stocks related to innovative mobility concepts lived in the shadows. After the hype of last year and the first few months of this year, the former high-flyers seemed to have run out of steam. But the wind has changed. Investors' appetite for risk is high again. A few weeks ago, the market would have shrugged its shoulders at best, but now it is attracting buyers. For investors who think speculatively, this is excellent news!

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on October 20th, 2021 | 12:56 CEST

Varta, Graphano Energy, Nel ASA - Who will deliver the super battery?

  • graphite

The race for the most powerful battery stops at many stations. On the one hand, it is about battery efficiency as a basic fact of the climate discussion. On the other hand, many producers wonder where all the battery metals should come from if every second EU citizen switches to e-mobility in the next few years. Neither the charging infrastructure nor resilient batteries are available at the moment, so the whole planning is actually still fraught with a lot of dreaming - nevertheless, the necessary metals are going through the roof in terms of price. The reason is that those sitting on the metals are turning the price screw, even if the actual excess demand will probably only arise in 2-3 years. We are looking at values that are in the middle of the typhoon.

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