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
When: 2 February, 2011   Where: Ulm

Compact and expert knowledge

Organised by the Fuel Cell Education Centre, the seminars vividly convey the necessary basic knowledge for further study of fuel cells and hydrogen. In addition to the physical-chemical basis, the seminars offer a descriptive overview of the application fields and the economic importance of energy fuel cell technology. Operating characteristics and applications of fuel cells can be at test facilities and demonstration plants reproduced at WBZU.

Background: fuel cells as efficient and versatile power converter

Fuel cells are universally applicable, from the vehicle driven by portable generators as well as in domestic energy supply. Because of their high efficiency and contribute to the Resource Conservation and release of “clean” hydrogen produced no carbon dioxide or air pollutants.
In certain market segments, such as generators or UPS, fuel cells are already available on the market. In the vehicle sector and in Hausenergieversorung current large-scale and very promising field trials are underway.


•  Introduction to the topic

•  Technical information for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology
– Fundamentals of fuel cell: structure, function, principle, system engineering
– Basics of hydrogen energy: properties, safety, handling
– development trends and future prospects

•  Applications and Markets
– Fuel cell vehicles in the context of electric mobility
– Combined heat and power generation with fuel cells
– Fuel cells as battery replacements

•  Practical demonstration
– Visit to fuel cell propulsion system
– Demonstrating a fuel cell UPS
– Experiments with a fuel cell CHP training

For more information see: WBZU