100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The FCH JU -funded project KnowHy, carried out a by a consortium of experienced partners in fuel cells and hydrogen technology all over Europe, has developed a training course in the FC&H2 field for technicians with at least 2 years of hands-on experience or a technical diploma/certificate. The course is easily accessible from home or the workplace in different Countries in mother tongue languages through an interactive e-learning platform providing teaching materials, tutoring and serious games. After the on-line lesson, a practical training at demo facilities to experience the acquired knowledge will complement the course. The training lasts 100 hours divided in 40 hours of a core module providing an overview on fuel cells and hydrogen fundamentals and 60 hours of a specialisation module to be chosen between the following market roll-out applications selected according to a market research and a survey among industrial stakeholders: Automotive and Material Handling Sector; Hydrogen Production and Handling; Micro Fuel Cells; CHP and microCHP; Fuel Cell based Generators (APU and Backup Power).

The first running of the courses is going to start in September 2016 in the following Countries. The course cost normally varies based on the country and the fee waivers available at the time of the course.  For this first call, in some countries, courses are available with full fee waivers. The EHA is supporting the dissemination of the project to attract the first students this September

THE NETHERLANDS AND BELGIUM
CORE MODULE + SPECIALISATION CHP AND MICROCHP
CORE MODULE + SPECIALISATION H2 FUEL CELL FOR TRANSPORT
Responsible organisation: Kiwa 
Starting Dates:  Core module 1/09/2016 (practical training 26/09/2016) – CHP Specialisation 1/10/2016 (practical training 26/10/2016) – Transport Specialisation 1/10/2016 (practical training 27/10/2016)
Contact: Peter De Kler – [email protected]

ITALY
CORE MODULE + SPECIALISATION FUEL CELL BASED GENERATORS (APU AND BACKUP POWER)
Responsible organisation: Environment Park
Starting Dates: Core Module 08/09/2016 (practical training 03/10/2016) – FCG Specialisation 06/10/2016 (practical trainings 31/10/2016)
Contact: Ahmed Aly –  [email protected] – + 39 3927805506

SPAIN
CORE MODULE + SPECIALISATION HYDROGEN PRODUCTION AND HANDLING
Responsible organisation: Fundación  Hidrógeno Aragón
Starting Dates:  Core Module 5/09/2016 (practical training 3/10/2016) – H2 Production Specialisation 3/10/2016 (practical training 31/10/2016)
Contact: Lorenzo Castrillo Mainé –  [email protected] – +34 974 21 52 58

UNITED KINGDOM
CORE MODULE + SPECIALISATION MICRO FUEL CELLS
Responsible organisation: University of Birmingham
Starting Dates: Core module 1/09/2016 (practical training 28/09/2016) – MFC Specialisation 1/10/2016 (practical training 27/10/2016)
Contact: Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens [email protected] – +44 (0) 121 415 8169

In order to register to the courses or to have more information, visit the registration page on the project website.

For further information: Ahmed Aly: [email protected] – +39 3927805506