Joint European Summer School 2018 Week 1
Introduction to Fuel Cell, Electrolyser, and Battery Technologies
The increase in energy production from renewable sources creates a demand for energy storage technologies. Storage and conversion can be accomplished electrochemically: in batteries or through electrolysis and fuel cells. Therefore, these technologies are poised to play a major role in the energy supply infrastructure of the near future.
Week 1 (10 – 14 Sept 2018) offers three introductory courses to
- High temperature fuel cells and electrolysers (SOFC and SOE),
- Low temperature fuel cells and electrolysers (PEM and alkaline),
- Battery technology.
During the first week of Summer School, the main focus will be on the scientific and 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 a scientific and an engineering point of view. In addition to the lectures, the participants will be asked to join in student projects where the content of the lectures is applied to a case study to be presented at the end of the week.
These courses are accredited at the three universities organising the Summer School and each carry 3 ECTS points (see below).
The following week (Week 2) will offer the Modelling Master Class, and modules on Fuel Cell Vehicles, Business Development and Innovation, and Hydrogen Safety for more advanced students (please refer to the separate programme). The two weeks are conducted independently of each other and students can choose the courses most appropriate to their studies.