4. December 2023

Research for sustainability: cellcentric donates fuel cell test bench to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

The fuel cell manufacturer cellcentric is donating a fuel cell test bench to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences for the new master’s degree course in Hydrogen Economy and Technology Management, thereby supporting research and teaching in the field of hydrogen economy.

The fuel cell company cellcentric has donated a fuel cell test bench to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences to support research and teaching in the field of renewable energy sources and the hydrogen economy. Company representatives have now handed over the donation to Esslingen University of Applied Sciences at an official event.

The generous donation from cellcentric enables Esslingen University of Applied Sciences to expand its scientific capacities for the training of future students on the new master’s degree course in Hydrogen Economy and Technology Management. The fuel cell test bench will be installed in the university’s laboratory on the Göppingen campus and will be used primarily by the Institute for Sustainable Energy Technology and Mobility (INEM).

“This support from cellcentric underlines the importance of partnerships between industry and educational institutions to drive progress in sustainable technologies and innovation,” comments Dr. Matthias Jurytko, CEO of cellcentric. “We are delighted to support Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in its commitment to a sustainable hydrogen economy and technology management. This partnership reflects our commitment to advancing the development and application of fuel cell solutions and thereby contributing to a greener future,” adds Katja Olsen, Head of process development of test methods and responsible project manager.

The fuel cell test bench will help to accelerate the understanding and development of hydrogen-based technologies. INEM director professor Dr. Ralf Wörner: “The fuel cell test bench supports our research work in the best possible way. It is particularly important for our future master’s students to be able to work on their research projects with good equipment right away.”

About cellcentric

cellcentric develops, produces, and markets fuel cell systems for use in heavy commercial vehicles as the focus as well as for other areas of application outside vehicles. cellcentric is a joint venture between Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, which was founded in 2021. The company utilizes the know-how and extensive experience gained from several decades of fuel cell development work at its predecessor companies. cellcentric’s goal is to become a leading global manufacturer of fuel cells and thus contribute to climate-neutral and sustainable transportation by 2050. More than 450 highly qualified employees are driving our state-of-the-art fuel cell technology forward. They work in interdisciplinary teams at locations in Nabern, Untertürkheim, Esslingen (Germany) and Burnaby (Canada). Around 700 individual patents have been granted, underlining the company’s leading role in technological development.

Further information on the master’s degree program

The new Master’s degree course in Hydrogen Economy and Technology Management will start in the summer semester of 2024 at the Göppingen campus of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. It is aimed at young people who are interested in topics in the field of renewable energy sources with a focus on a hydrogen economy and hydrogen-based technologies. Applications can be submitted until January 15, 2024. The course lasts three semesters and concludes with a Master of Engineering.

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