This summer school is proposed to PhD students and young researchers working in the different areas of expertise of hydrogen. It aims at providing an overview and a basis for exchange on the different aspects to consider for a proper integration of hydrogen as a third energy carrier in an existing local energy hub. To this end, this multidisciplinary summer school treats various technological and scientific aspects covering hydrogen production, storage and finally conversion into electricity in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. A particular attention will be given to current technological barriers, as well as the economical and societal challenges to face when introducing hydrogen into an existing energy environment. Experts from academy and industry will share their knowledge through lectures, tutorials and student projects during this 4 days event covering the following topics:

  • Hydrogen production;
  • Hydrogen storage;
  • Operation principle, performance and degradation mechanisms of PEM and SO Fuel Cells;
  • Technical integration into multi-energy hubs;
  • Societal and economical challenges.

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