Workshop: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell in a Future Sustainable Energy System

31. Mar 2004 -1. Apr 2004
WKO - Chamber of Commerce Austria, Vienna
Vienna, AT

This international workshop is organised initiating a discussion process in Austria in order to break down and to transfer latest European Commission and international priorities to relevant stakeholders.

Content Description

In the last few years the research topics "hydrogen" and "fuel cells" achieved major importance in the R&D priorities and R&D policies of leading world economies (U.S.A., Japan, EC) and leading international NGOs (like the IEA - International Energy Agency).

In the present discussion high expectations and perspectives are expressed that hydrogen and fuel cells will contribute significantly to the goals of energy policy such as: security of supply, economics and sustainability. The following activities support this trend:

  • The formation of a "Hydrogen Coordination Group" by the International Energy Agency (IEA) since June 2003,
  • the constitution of the "International Partnership for Hydrogen Economy (IPHE)" initiated by the United States (since November 2003),
  • the establishment of the "European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform" by the European Commission (most likely in January 2004),
  • bilateral RTD (Research and Technology Developement) agreements between the U.S.A. and the EC, and
  • increased RTD budgets for world-wide RTD programs (e.g. the U.S. intends to spend up to 300 Mio USD in 2004).

These strong positions caused the E.V.A., the Austrian Energy Agency in co-operation with BMVIT (the Federal Ministry for Transportation, Innovation and Technology), PROFACTOR and CD-Laboratory for Fuel Cells to organise this international workshop initiating a discussion process in Austria in order: to break down and to transfer latest European Commission (EC) and international priorities to relevant stakeholders and to achieve a common understanding in Austria for future positions and activities among the different industrial companies, public authorities (incl. NGOs) and scientific bodies. The contents of the two days workshop emphasises on the following key aspects:


Session 1: Hydrogen as Future Energy Carrier: the Global View

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Medium. to Longterm Energy Perspectives:
Sustainable Energy Systems and the future role of Hydrogen
Marianne Haug (IEA - International Energy Agency)
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Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research in the European Union
Ángel Perez Sainz (DG RESEARCH, European Commission)
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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in the United States:
Freedom Car, Hydrogen Initiative and the International Partnership for Hydrogen Energy (IPHE)
Nancy Garland (US Department of Energy)
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Japanese Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Programmes and Initiatives
Koji Nakui (NEDO, Japan)
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German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Programme
Georg Menzen (BMWA, Germany)

Session 2: Hydrogen-based Energy Systems

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Drivers for and Barriers towards a Hydrogen Based Energy System
Matthias Altmann (L-B-Systemtechnik, Germany)
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Elements of a Hydrogen Infrastructure
Jaco Reijerkerk (Linde Gas GmbH, Germany)
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Storage Systems for Mobile Applications
Günter Krainz (Magna Steyr AG, Austria)

Session 3: Hydrogen End Use Applications

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Safety of Hydrogen: Standards and Regulations
Ulrich Schmidtchen (German Hydrogen Association)
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Stationary Applications Based on Hydrogen Engines
Günther Herdin (GE Jenbacher, Austria)
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Hydrogen Fuelled Cars - The Way of BMW Toward a Sustainable Mobility
Rolf Stromberger (BMW, Germany)

Session 4: Innovation Strategies and Hydrogen Applications based on Renewable Energy Sources

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Biological Hydrogen Production via Fermentation
Pieternel Claassen (Wageningen UR, Agrotechnology & Food Innovations, Holland)
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Biomass and Waste Conversion in Supercritical Water
Bert van de Beld (BTG, Holland)
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Gasification of Solid Biomass and Electricity Generation from Fuel Cells
Tobias Pröll (Institute of Chemical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology)
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Potential Applications and Synergies of Biogas Fuel Cells as an Efficient alternative Energy Conversion Technology
Steven Trogisch (PROFACTOR, Austria)
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Photovoltaic Fuel Cell Hybrid for Stand Alone Power Supply
Ewald Wahlmüller (Fronius International GmbH, Austria)
Heinrich Wilk (Energie AG Oberösterreich, Austria)
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Clean Energy Partnership - Demonstration Project for Hydrogen based Mobility
Volker Jaensch (DENA - German Energy Agency)

Session 5: the IEA Implementing Agreements on Advanced Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

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The Role of the IEA in the Austrian Energy Research
Brigitte Weiss (BMVIT, Austria)
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Highlights of the Implementing Agreement (IA) on Advanced Fuel Cells
Lars Sjunnesson (IEA IA AFC ExCo Chairman, Sydcraft Sweden)
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State-of-the-Art of the Implementing Agreement (IA) of Hydrogen
Trygve Riis (IEA IA HIA ExCo Chairman, Research Council Norway)

Session 6: State-of-the-Art of Biogas Fuel Cells

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AMONCO Biogas Fuel Cells
Marianne Haberbauer (PROFACTOR, Austria)
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Advanced Biogas Processes applied in Fuel Cell Systems
Peter Holubar (IAM - Institute for Applied Microbiology, University of Natural and Applied Life Sciences, Austria)
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The Usage of Biogas in Fuel Cell Systems
Paloma Ferreira-Aparicio (CSIC - Spanish Council for Scientific Research,Inst. for Catalysis and Petrochemistry)
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MTU's Hot Module Technology:
Utilization of Biogas and other Gasified Products for Dezentralized Consumable Energy Production
Gerhard Huppmann (MTU, Germany)
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Market Potential and -analysis of Biogas Fuel Cells in Germany, Austria and Slovakia
Michael Schlieker (EBV - Gesellschaft zur Förderung regenerativer Energie, Germany)
Volker Jaensch (DENA - German Energy Agency)

Panel Discussion: The Future of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Based Energy Systems in Austria

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Slides used in the Panel Discussion
Peter Egger (Magna Steyr)
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Slides used in the Panel Discussion
Kai Klinder (Vaillant)

Target Audience

This workshop is especially addressed to decision makers from the public sector (federal state and provinces), involved industrial representatives, NGOs, researchers from universities/colleges and other stakeholders.

Contact Address

Tanya Poli-Narendja
E.V.A., the Austrian Energy Agency