Hannover Messe 2015: Intelligent Energy Talks India, Upp and the 100 kW Fuel Cell

Posted on April 27, 2015

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What’s the next big thing in the world of industrial engineering? If you take it from Hannover Messe, it’s not as much a thing, but a place: India. The emerging economic powerhouse stole the show at the world’s largest industrial engineering fair from April 13-17 in Hanover, Germany. Given India’s stability, openness to new ideas and wealth of resources, their national partnership with Hannover made perfect sense. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the event to highlight all that India has to offer the community of engineers, particularly their successful “Make in India” campaign.

This is just one the reasons our presence at Hannover Messe this past week was so key – we were able to discuss our exciting new developments in India with those also deeply invested in alternative energy development and India’s industrial infrastructure. Intelligent Energy’s business development manager for our distributed power & generation division was interviewed during a Public Forum to further publicly discuss our groundbreaking work in India.

In case you’ve missed our developments in India you can read more here about our plans to deploy hydrogen based fuel systems for Telecom towers in the country. As we manage these telecom towers we plan to convert them over time from unreliable and high omission diesel fuel to clean, reliable hydrogen fuel cell power. Given India’s burgeoning mobile economy, our work there is ensuring a reliable more reliable telecoms grid that will ensure further economic development.

Meanwhile, Hannover Messe was the ideal venue to showcase technology and products from all areas of Intelligent Energy’s business – our 100 kW automotive fuel cell system was a huge hit and a major draw to the stand, while as always, our portable hydrogen fuel cell device Upp, was very well received.

A particular highlight of our time at Hannover was the visit of the EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elzbieta Bienkowska, who was given an introduction both to fuel cell technology and the work of Intelligent Energy across our three business divisions.


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