As the FCHT industry gradually emerges into the markets, the need for trained staff becomes more pressing. TeacHy2020 specifically addresses the supply of undergraduate and graduate education (BEng/BSc, MEng/MSc, PhD etc.) in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies (FCHT) across Europe.
TeacHy2020 will take a lead in building a repository of university grade educational material, and design and run an MSc course in FCHT, accessible to students from all parts of Europe. To achieve this, the project has assembled a core group of highly experienced institutions working with a network of associate partners (universities, vocational training bodies, industry, and networks). TeacHy2020 offers these partners access to its educational material and the use of the MSc course modules available on the TeacHy2020 site. Any university being able to offer 20% of the course content locally, can draw on the other 80% to be supplied by the project.
This will allow any institution to participate in this European initiative with a minimised local investment. TeacHy2020 will be offering solutions to accreditation and quality control of courses, and support student and industry staff mobility by giving access to placements. Schemes of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) will be integrated into the project activities. We expect a considerable leverage effect which will specifically enable countries with a notable lack of expertise, not only in Eastern Europe, to quickly be able to form a national body of experts.
TeacHy2020 will offer educational material for the general public (e.g. MOOC's), build a business model to continue operations post-project, and as such act as a single-stop shop and representative for all matters of European university and vocational training in FCHT. The project partnership covers the prevalent languages and educational systems in Europe. The associated network has over 20 partners, including two IPHE countries, and a strong link to IPHE activities in education.
JU FCH TeacHy project 4th Gathering Event was held online meeting in Zoom on 20 December 2021
The 4th Gathering Event of the project TeacHy put together actors involved in the projects as well as all parties that could be potentially interested by using the material developed in TeacHy. The MSc opportunities in FC Hydrogen Technologies have been highlited and discussed.
RENEWABLE ENERGIES,ENERGY STORAGE AND HYDROGEN ECONOMY
Broad Context: Future industrial development of the World's Nations has to face the great challenges of our time, such as climate change, population growth, scarcity of primary resources, unquenchable demand for energy etc., by securing a sustainable handling of the resources of our planet. The main target is to secure the wellbeing and happiness of future generations. From this point of view the transition from fossil fuels to renewables is a key development step, but it also implies a disruptive transformation of the energy services system with political and economic implications; and it will be a long and difficult process.
Objective of the course: The main objective is to illustrate the advances in the technologies and processes for generating renewable electricity (from solar and wind energy, biomass etc.), the options to manage the power flow and store electricity, and the conversion into storable chemicals, such as hydrogen and other synthetic fuels. The interconversion between electricity and hydrogen is in fact a key element in distributing renewable energies wherever needed with the highest flexibility and security for the energy system.
Interview of Dr Ioan Iordache at Natural Gas Museum in Romania, where he talks about TeacHy project.
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The TeacHy project is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Union's
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking
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