The increase in energy production from renewable energy sources creates a demand for energy storage technologies. Storage and conversion can be accomplished electro-chemically, in batteries or chemically through electrolysis, hydrogen storage and fuel cells. Therefore, these technologies are key in the energy production infra-structure of the near future. During JESS 2013, the main focus will be on the technological aspects. Starting from the fundamental principles of electrochemistry and thermodynamics the entire spectrum of materials, design and balance of plant will be covered both from an engineering point of view as well as from a modelling perspective. The module on hydrogen production, storage and handling will also include essential aspects of safety. The technological courses will be augmented by more general lectures on energy policies and socio-economics.
The Summer School, which shall be held near Athens from 16-27 September 2013, targets an audience of students and young professionals within the fields of fuel cells, hydrogen technology and batteries.
Mrs. Chantal Hake
Institute of Energy and Climate Research – IEK-9: Fundamental Electrochemistry
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH