Workshop: Advanced Fuel Cells

1. September 2010
University of Technology
Graz, AT

The main goals of the workshop are the presentation of the research´s main areas of the Implementing Agreement and the discussion about the current development status of fuel cell systems.

Content Description

Fuel cells are a rapidly developing energy conversion technology. Offering higher efficiencies than conventional technologies, they also operate quietly and have a modular construction that is easily scaleable. These features mean that fuel cells are attractive for a range of potential applications, including combined heat and power (CHP), distributed power generation and transport.

The aim of the IEA Advanced Fuel Cells programme is to enhance the state of understanding of all contracting parties in the field of advanced fuel cells, through a co-ordinated programme of research, technology development and system analysis on Molten Carbonate (MCFC), Solid Oxide (SOFC) and Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC) systems. There is a strong emphasis on information exchange.

Austria officially participates in the Implementing Agreement on Advanced Fuel Cells since autumn 2004. The specific Austrian aims of this participation are as follows:

  • Integration of Austrian cutting-edge RTD activities in international RTD emphasis
  • Transfer of international know-how to (and in) Austria
  • Promotion and mobilisation of Austrian applied and basic RTD (by gaining IEA know-how)
  • Strengthening the competitiveness and internationalisation of the Austrian economy by increased RTD contributions, in general.


Target Audience

  • Research organisations, universities
  • Policy makers dealing with energy efficiency issues
  • Industry (development, production, service companies) & utility companies

Participant Information

Registstration per e-mail with full name, organisation and address before August 20th, 2010.

The number of participants is restricted. The places will be assigned according to the registration.

Attendance free.

The workshop language is English.

Contact Address

Carmen Gehrer, Graz University of Technology
Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology
Fuel Cell Laboratory
Steyrergasse 21, A-8010 Graz (Austria)
Phone: +43 (316) 873 8781
Fax: +43 (316) 873 8782