In 15 years of intense research, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Systems working group led by Victor Hacker and the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology developed a concept for the decentralised and climate-neutral production of high-purity hydrogen. Using locally available, renewable raw materials, such as biogas and gasified biomass, it is now possible to produce high-purity hydrogen efficiently and anywhere in small units, such as typical ship containers. It can then be used in mobility applications, for example, as an alternative fuel.
The work of many years culminated in the H2 Mobility project, in the course of which it was proved that the earlier theoretical concept can be implemented and carried out. Building efficient hydrogen filling stations in different places has now moved a big step nearer. The process is currently being developed into a commercial product together with partners from industry.
Viktor Hacker, Sebastian Bock and Robert Zacharias from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Systems working group present their work in the research magazine TU Graz research.
The project is also presented in a short video in YouTube.
In addition, the Graz mobility concept "tim - täglich. intelligent. mobil" was also awarded. The project was developed by Holding Graz in close cooperation with severel of TU Graz´s insitutes. tim is a web plattform, which combines public traffic, cycling, e-carsharing, e-taxis, rental cars and public charging stations.
Certificate of recognition
The research centre Virtual Vehicle, which is closely connected to TU Graz, received a certificate of recognition for its Dependable Embedded Wireless Infrastructure project for the development of standards for wireless connections in road transport, rail, aviation and buildings.