Hydrogen, Ammonia, Methanol > Large Scale Hydrogen Production - Electrolyser Technologies and Electrolysis Interfaces – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

The use of hydrogen as an alternative energy carrier offers unlimited possibilities as well as a wide range for its applications. Hydrogen will increasingly play an important role in the future energy system as it seeks to supplement fossil fuels in the scheme of working towards the goal of lowering carbon emissions and addressing climate change challenges in the long-term.

Water Electrolysis, a process using electricity for hydrogen production, will be the main option that contributes to climate change mitigation although it is not prevalent yet. Knowledge of electrolyser technologies with regards to the different types of systems, their available scale, technical parameters, system components and interfaces will be of significant importance in hydrogen production. Overall, a careful and efficient system design will be required to achieve a cost effective and reliable production of hydrogen.

This 3 half-day Virtual Instructor Lead Training (VILT) course will equip participants with an overview of the technological, economical and market aspects of implementing large scale electrolysis projects. It will also provide an outlook of the developments in hydrogen production as well as the implementation of a road map and strategy for hydrogen utilization.

This course is delivered in partnership with Fraunhofer IEE.

By the end of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the main requirements of hydrogen production through electrolysis.
  • Learn about site identification and project design for utility / industrial scale electrolysis plants.
  • Get equipped on international hydrogen market developments.
  • Understand what it takes to implement a road map and strategy for hydrogen utilization in the context of decarbonizing industries and economies.

This VILT course is intended for engineers and technical professionals working in the following sectors:

  • Hydrogen or renewable energy project planners and developers
  • Oil & gas and power utility companies
  • Gas processing companies
  • Gas equipment and process technology providers
  • Government regulators and energy industry planners
  • Basic or Foundation

The VILT will be delivered online in 3 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 x 10 minutes breaks per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short interactive exercises.

Course Duration: 3 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (12 hours in total).

Additionally, some self-study will be requested. Participants are invited but not obliged to bring a short presentation (10 mins max) on a practical problem they encountered in their work. This will then be explained and discussed during the VILT. A short test or quiz will be held at the end of every session/day.

Trainer 1:

Your expert course leader is Director of Energy Process Technology Division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology, IEE. The research activities of the division link the areas of energy conversion processes and control engineering. The application fields covered are renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems and power to gas with a strong focus on green hydrogen. From 2006 – 2007, he worked as a research analyst of the German Advisory Council on Global Change, WBGU, Berlin. He has extensive training experience from Bachelor and Master courses at different universities as well as in the context of international training activities – recently on hydrogen and PtX for partners in the MENA region and South America. He holds a University degree (Diploma) in Physics, University of Karlsruhe (KIT).

Trainer 2:

Your expert course leader is Deputy Director of the Energy Process Technology division and Head of the Renewable Gases and Bio Energy Department at Fraunhofer IEE. His work is mainly focused on the integration of renewable gases and bioenergy systems into the energy supply structures. He has been working in this field since more than 20 years. He is a university lecturer in national and international master courses. He is member of the scientific advisory council of the European Biogas Association, member of the steering committee of the Association for Technology and Structures in Agriculture, member of the International Advisory Committee (ISAC) of the European Biomass Conference and member of the scientific committees of national bioenergy conferences. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Darmstadt, Germany. He received his Doctoral degree on the topic of aerothermodynamics of gas turbine combustion chambers. He started his career in renewable energies in 2001, with the topic of biogas fired micro gas turbines.

Trainer 3:

Your expert course leader has an M. Sc. and she joined Fraunhofer IEE in 2018. In the Division of Energy Process Technology, she is currently working as a Research Associate on various projects related to techno-economic analysis of international PtX projects and advises KfW Development Bank on PtX projects in North Africa. Her focus is on the calculation of electricity, hydrogen and derivative production costs (LCOE, LCOH, LCOA, etc) based on various methods of dynamic investment costing. She also supervises the development of models that simulate different PtX plant configurations to analyze the influence of different parameters on the cost of the final product, and to find the configuration that gives the lowest production cost. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at the HAWK in Göttingen and her Master’s degree in renewable energy and energy efficiency at the University of Kassel.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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