From December 6 to 8, 2022, Darmstadt will host the Winter School event "Sustainable and Resilient Energy for Europe. Professors Christian Hasse, Andreas Dreizler (TU Darmstadt), and Jeroen van Oijen (TU Eindhoven) will give lectures on metal fuels.
The event will focus on scientific and technical aspects of the production and use of carbon-free and sustainable energy storage systems such as hydrogen and iron, as well as socio-economic aspects such as multi-level governance of hydrogen strategies. Participants will gain a unique insight into current challenges and solution directions in an energy landscape that is changing daily.
Scope Winter School
The transformation of energy systems is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. While climate neutrality and reduction of fossil CO2 emissions have been at the forefront in recent years, security of supply has become a high priority since Russia's war against Ukraine. A sustainable and resilient energy supply also means moving away from fossil fuels. To increasingly replace these with wind and solar power, chemical energy carriers such as hydrogen are essential for storing, transporting and using renewable energy. As another complementary option to hydrogen, metals such as iron are attracting more interest from science and industry as carbon-free energy storage. Whatever technical solution is chosen, it should not be evaluated in isolation, but always in combination with the socioeconomic aspects.