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E4tech Director Dr David Hart discusses fuel cells on CNBC TV in S Africa

David has been in Johannesburg and Cape Town speaking at a fuel cell conference organised by Nedbank CIB Research. Interest in fuel cells in S Africa is high, with Government support growing across all Departments, particularly looking at adding value to S Africa’s platinum industry. Interviewed on CNBC Africa, David and Conduit Ventures CEO John […]

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UK sets a course for low-emission shipping with E4tech help

Old solutions go overboard, big changes needed Today the UK Department for Transport published the Clean Maritime Plan describing the ambition to drastically reduce emissions of both greenhouse gases and air pollutants from the shipping sector and to develop strong UK industries to deliver this. The scale of the challenge is huge and the analysis […]

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Electrify everything – a simple answer to a complex problem?

Road transport’s emissions challenges are – on the face of it – readily solvable by means of electric drive. Whether it is tailpipe pollutants or greenhouse gases, green electricity and batteries or hydrogen and fuel cells offer a means to clean up vehicles. However, that is much more easily said than done and the current […]

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E4tech speaking at World Hydrogen event in Tokyo

The World Hydrogen Technologies Convention was opened in Japan on 3rd June by two Government ministers and the Governor of Tokyo. E4tech Director David Hart is in Tokyo all week, presenting E4tech work on the fuel cell industry , on the electrolyser industry and on supply and value chains.    

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Paving the way to a bio-based future for the European chemical industry

What are the opportunities for bio-based raw materials in the European chemical industry? The EU project RoadToBio publishes a roadmap to deliver opportunities to replace fossil products by bio-based products that have the same or superior functionality.   The RoadToBio project identified opportunities for bio-based platform chemicals and dedicated chemicals based on likely demand drivers […]

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Will China push fuel cells to profitability? Find out at f-cell+HFC Vancouver

The f-cell+HFC Impulse Summit is in Vancouver, 22-23 May. E4tech’s David Hart will be presenting an ‘outside perspective on China’, put together from our extensive engagement with China’s fuel cell and hydrogen industry. While China could play a pivotal role in commercialising fuel cells, the picture is fuzzy and changes rapidly. Come and get it […]

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CCC cites E4tech in landmark report for UK decarbonisation

Today the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released their much anticipated report on achieving net zero emissions. The CCC recommends that the UK should adopt a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target for 2050, to deliver on the UK’s Paris Agreement commitment. Whilst CCC expect this target to be achievable with technologies that are known […]

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UK cars to use UK batteries made from UK chemicals?

In this age of global supply chains such an apparently old-fashioned approach seems illogical. Senior representatives of the automotive and chemicals sectors came together last night to consider the case for a UK battery industry. They discussed a report, prepared by E4tech, which showed that UK electric vehicle making is set to grow rapidly and […]

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E4tech’s China insights discussed at Hannover Fair

E4tech’s Franz Lehner was on stage in Hannover on Monday discussing the dramatic rise of fuel cells and hydrogen in China. Video of the event (courtesy of the excellent organisers Tobias Renz FAIR) is available here.  E4tech is following China’s development closely, attending conferences, visiting many of the players and supporting our clients in increasing […]

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The electrolyser industry is ready to scale to gigawatts

Water electrolysis is a key enabler in meeting Germany’s climate mitigation goals. Technology and manufacturing are ready for gigawatt scale, but the regulatory framework – especially electricity pricing – is a hindrance to large scale deployment. These key findings come from the study “Industrialisation of water electrolysis in Germany”, by E4tech with Fraunhofer ISE and […]

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