10. März 2021
Scaling Up the Hydrogen Economy
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How can hydrogen change the future of the energy supply? What has to happen from a technical and economic point of view for fuel cell technology to become more widespread?
While the technical fundamentals of fuel cell and electrolyzer technology have been known for a long time, the industrial and scalable production of the stack components and the adaptation of accompanying periphery (the so-called „balance of plant“) at economically justifiable conditions are yet a large hurdle. Along the whole hydrogen value chain, from production to storage and transportation until the final utilization, there are currently many unsolved questions when it comes to area-wide usage.
During the last two years, in close collaboration with the Center Fuel Cell Industrialization at the RWTH Aachen Campus, we have gone the first steps on the path to a future, hydrogen-based energy supply. Together with our research and industrial partners, we have gained deep insights into the technological state-of-the-art applications and identified processes to implement the industrial production of the necessary components. While we recently focussed on technological challenges like industrial production processes for forming and coating of bipolar plates, dedicated hydrogen tank materials, etc, we now have widened our focus on the whole hydrogen value chain.
Together with industrial partners from eleven companies in the consortium project „Scaling Up the Hydrogen Economy“ we are trying to overcome the existing hurdles. We are developing joint processes and strategies to further advance the diffusion of hydrogen-based technologies in both mobile and stationary applications.
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INC Training Program 2021
Watch out our brand new program for professional training 2021. In the fields of Innovation Management, Digitalization & Industry 4.0, and Technology Management, we provide a comprehensive offer in varying intensities for bringing you and your employees ahead and strengthen the fundament of innovation in your company: The people who drive it!
Whether you want to get a short insight into a specific topic, need to access basic knowledge and competencies or wish to become an expert – we have a suitable course for you.
In each field, we offer short introduction classes (1 hour), basic trainings (1-2 days), and advanced seminars (3-5 days).
Do not miss your personal spot in our education program and register today. We are looking forward to welcoming you to one of our trainings – virtually or in person.
INC Exploration Day: March 17, 2021
„Resilience as Competitive Advantage in the New Normal?“
Interims Meeting Consortium Project H2 March 25, 2021
Strategy development that breaks out of rigid structures and enables flexibility without losing clarity is of enormous importance – especially against the background of the latest crisis.
We will take up this topic during our Exploration Day and work on it together with our partners. You will also get an insight into the technology topics of 2021!
The consortium partners of the project „Scaling up the Hydrogen Economy“ will meet for the first results of the market assessments that have been conducted along the whole hydrogen value chain.
Be part of it and join the consortium!
At our digital event „Meet the INC: Working Together for Success Even in Uncertain Times“ you will get an overview of suitable methods and best practices with plenty of time to enhance your network.