Energy Storage

Hydrogen Mobility: Innovations in Storage and Transportation for Emission-Free Automobility

Saal C
Freitag, 13.09.2024, 11:00 - 11:25 Uhr

To achieve an emission-free society by 2050, as outlined in initiatives like the European Green Deal, efficient storage and transportation of green hydrogen are crucial. Hydrogen-powered vehicles offer a pathway to emission-free automobility, necessitating alignment with EU goals at the national and regional levels.

Dominik Granich (Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University)
Viktor Reimer (Advanced Composite Technology Centre (ACTC))
In pursuit of emission-free transportation, the European Union's ambitions are cascading into international strategies. This transition is catalysing a dynamic landscape of funding and innovation, particularly evident in the realm of hydrogen mobility. Research initiatives, exemplified by collaborations between Advanced Composite Technology Center (ACTC), Changshu China, and the Institute für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, are spearheading advancements across the hydrogen value chain, from production to distribution. A focal point of this research, which aims to revolutionize storage systems for automotive mobility, lies in the exploration of lightweight solutions for hydrogen logistics, specifically through investigations into Type-4 composite pressure vessels (CPVs). Crucially, these efforts encompass the development of novel fibre materials, the exploration of innovative process technologies, and the examination of the interplay of CPV multimaterial systems in enduring operational conditions. Central to these investigations is the consideration of process costs throughout the entire value chain. The success of such endeavors relies on the imperative of international collaboration between partners like ACTC and ITA. By harnessing shared expertise and resources, these collaborative ventures transcend geographical boundaries, fostering a robust exchange of scientific knowledge indispensable for maximizing the efficacy and impact of hydrogen mobility research. As the research progresses, a refined focus on specific facets of ongoing investigations is being meticulously calibrated by partners ACTC and ITA. This collaborative endeavours underscores the interdisciplinary nature of hydrogen mobility research and its pivotal role in realizing a sustainable, emission-free future for transportation.