Presenting hydrogen and new energy solutions at the Hannover Fair

April 24, 2006, 11:00 CEST

When the renowned Hannover Fair opened its doors on Monday, Hydro was among the exhibitors - for the tenth year in a row. Hydro presented new technology for its hydrogen plants and new energy solutions.

The Hannover Fair 2006 comprises 10 different exhibitions and more than 5,000 exhibitors in one location from 24 to 28 April. At the same time the World Energy Dialogue conference were taking place in the fair grounds. And as usual, the energy industry were occupying Hall 13 and Hydro had a central location within the Hydrogen and Fuel cell exhibit of Arno Evers.

At the Hannover Fair, the company Norsk Hydro Electrolysers AS, fully owned by Hydro, presented new technologies for electrolysers and display a model of an atmospheric electrolyser.

Hydro also focused on gas delivery to Europe through the development of the subsea Ormen Lange gas field and the Langeled gas pipeline.

Exciting new energy projects

Among the new energy projects to be presented at the fair, was the HyNor-Grenland project, a new hydrogen station utilizing surplus hydrogen from Hydro's nearby petrochemical plant. The Hydro stand also included a presentation of HyWind, a revolutionary concept for floating windmills.

Hydro has a tradition for developing ground breaking technologies and projects. In 2004, Hydro won the prestigious Platts Global Energy Award for the Renewables Project of the Year with its unique wind-powered hydrogen society on the remote island of Utsira. In 2003, Hydro presented its activities in the Icelandic New energy project on hydrogen.

Hoping to repeat success

Hydro has utilized the experiences of many hydrogen demonstration projects with an extensive R&D effort over many years. The hope is that the presentations at the 2006 Hannover fair will generate interest from potential customers and partners.

“We hope to repeat last year’s success. This major trade fair gives us an excellent opportunity to present our products and extend our customer contact, which we hope will result in increased sales,” says Hilde Henriksen Kaasa, Project Manager for Hydro Electrolysers at the Hannover Fair.

Hydro has supplied more than 500 complete electrolyser plants for hydrogen production throughout the world. The majority of the plants have been delivered to industrial users, but the company has also delivered plants to vehicle refuelling stations in Berlin, Hamburg and Reykjavik - and to the celebrated Utsira wind-hydrogen project.

  • The Hydro stand can be found
    in Hall 13 at the Hannover Fair
    in Hannover, Germany, on April 24-28.