Hydrovation - Top qualitfication programm for hydrovation technology

Project: Research project

Project Details


In Austria today no comprehensive education considers the future-topic of Hydrogen. Therefore the
Austrian Society for Society for Metallurgy and Materials (ASMET) joins the FFG 3. Call for
“Qualfizierungsnetzwerke” aiming to initialize a qualification-network for “Hydrovation”. The projectconsortium
covers besides ASMET high valued enterprises and universities. Stuff, sent by the consortiums
small,- medium- and large-size enterprises do have basic-knowlegde in mechanical engineering, process
engineering, materials engineering, ect,… but no further knowledge in Hydrogen-Technologies.
Aim of the project is to design a comprehensive course considering basics and application of Hydrogen-
Technologies via 3 interconected major-parts, correspondent cross-section lectures and practical
excursions. The focus is on the following major-parts:
 Innovative Hydrogen Production (PEM and High-Temperature Electrolysis)
 Storages for Hydrogen (in Energy-Systems and Mobility applications)
 Application of Hydrogen (Mobility, Metallurgy, and Chemistry)
Cross-section lectures, relevant in all 3 major-parts relate to safety- and material-issues with Hydrogen.
Professors from Montanuniversität Leoben and TU-Graz as well as experts from Industry provide the
lectures being in strong interaction with the courses participants. The course comprises 15 theoretical- and
4 practical units, one day each. Within the theoretical-units, designed as lectures, integrated discussions
with the participants, for instance on case-studies, ect…, are intensively provoked. The practical education
is done in small groups within the labs of Montanuniversität and TU-Graz. With the connection and
interaction of practice and theory, understanding of future overall-systems for Hydrogen should be gained.
The project-team concerns gender-issues as highly important and therefore integrates them beyond FFG’s
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/18