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Time right for hydrogen

April 15, 2002, 01:00 CEST

For the fifth year in a row, Norsk Hydro is part of the Hannover Fair in Germany - April 15-20. Hydro's stand, entitled "Time is right for Hydrogen", is in Hall 13, Booth E58/3, in the collection exhibition of hydrogen and fuel cells.

"The title is pertinent," says sales and marketing manager Andres Cloumann, a Norsk Hydro Electrolysers (NHEL) representative at the fair, which is expected to draw some 300,000 visitors from numerous countries.

"When we were here for the first time in 1996, hydrogen was part of the research and development exhibition in Hall 18. Many more companies now see hydrogen's possibilities. That's led to our more central position at the fair, along with such companies as Ballard, DaimlerChrysler, RVE, Ruhrgas, Opel and BMW - to name just a few. Larger companies are now placing a lot more emphasis on hydrogen. There's been a breakthrough," Cloumann says.

Electrolyser solution

NHEL's electrolysers offer an immediate solution to hydrogen fuel demand. The necessary infrastructure for an emerging new era of hydrogen-driven vehicles can be nurtured using, e.g., electrolysers. They are compact and need only water and electricity to produce hydrogen. The units also comply with EN regulations, CE labelling and CE directives and satisfy stringent safety and environmental requirements.

NHEL provides a feasible solution for the hydrogen needs of new energy markets until the hydrogen fuel market is significant enough to justify large scale hydrogen production. Hydro has vast experience producing electrolysers and handling hydrogen. The company's first electrolyser was made in 1927. Hydro has been in the business ever since with continuous research and development.

Renovated homepage

In advance of the Hannover Fair, Norsk Hydro Electrolysers re-launched its homepage on the INternet - and presents both high pressure electrolysers and common atmospheric electrolysers on the web.

The homepage also provides additional information on NHEL's participation at the Hannover Fair.


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