Hydrogen Technology Center to come to Hesse?

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Alongside Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG, the Rüsselsheim Fuel Cell Development Center of engineering services provider SEGULA Technologies GmbH and Provadis School of International Management and Technology AG in Frankfurt, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences has developed a site concept for a hydrogen technology center and submitted it to the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The project is supported by the Hessian Ministry of Economics, the Hessian energy agency LandesEnergieAgentur Hessen GmbH (LEA Hessen) and Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI), as well as numerous other companies, associations, institutions, and research facilities.

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is conducting this competition in order to identify potential sites for the development of a hydrogen technology and innovation center in Germany. The Ministry will commission a feasibility study for each of the three locations selected in the course of the competition. These feasibility studies will in turn serve as the basis for the final selection of the location for the technology and innovation center. Regardless of the location, all interested companies and institutions are to be given the opportunity to become actively involved in the project.

Professor Birgit Scheppat from the Faculty of Engineering was involved in the application on behalf of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. “Achieving the goal of transporting goods and people without producing emissions and using sustainable energy is an enormous task for the coming years. An application center would be a huge opportunity for everyone in the automotive and logistics industries, and especially for RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. Our current profile is an excellent fit for the interdisciplinary requirements of the future in terms of IT, high-performance electronics, and physics to achieve emission-free mobility. My thanks also go to the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, which has also pledged its support,” says the expert for hydrogen and fuel cell technology.