International developments of stationary fuel cell systems


Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Türkenstraße 9

1092 Vienna

Mittwoch, 22. April 2015 14:00
Mittwoch, 22. April 2015 17:00
In the framework of Annex 33 of the Implementing Agreement on Advanced Fuel Cells

In recent years, institutions, manufacturers and energy suppliers as well as national and international research strongly drove the development of fuel cells forward: the aim was and still is the production-ready low-emission fuel cell, which can be flexibly combined to highly efficient, decentralized energy systems.
International success and progress in this area is gradually becoming more visible: there are currently many promising programs underway in Japan, Korea and Germany. The number of fuel cell systems installed in Japan has already exceeded 100,000 units. Furthermore, since autumn of 2013, the world’s largest fuel cell park – with a capacity of nearly 59 MWe – provides electricity and district heating to Hwasung City in South Korea. As part of the European Union’s project EneField, 1,000 systems in Europe have been planned (30 to 40 in Austria) over the next two-year period.

Seminar Objectives

The participants of the seminar will receive an overview of the latest international developments in the sector of stationary fuel cell systems.

Target Groups

  • Energy supply companies
  • Industry
  • Policy makers
  • Research institutes and universities

Invitation Seminar (pdf)


13:30 Registration

14:00 Welcome
Theodor Zillner (BMVIT)

14:10 Status of fuel cell technology
Bengt Ridell (Grontmij AB)

14:20 Introduction of the Japanese ‚Enefarm‘-market implementation programme (incl. Japanese product developments)
Michio Hashimoto (NEDO)

14:45 International status of MCFC technologies and POSCO Fuel Cell Business Introduction
Viviana Cigolotti (ENEA) and Han Jonghee (KIST)

15:10 Introduction of the European and German fuel cell programmes: Enefield and Callux
Alexander Dauensteiner und Georg Pattay (Vaillant)

15:30-15:50 Coffee break

15:50 Overview of CHP applications world-wide (PAFC, MCFC, SOFC)
Stephan Renz (Renz Consulting)

16:10 Back-up power with fuel cells
Per Balslev (Dantherm Power A/S)

16:30 The Fronius energy cell
Ewald Wahlmüller (Fronius)

16:50 Summary
Günter Simader und Manuel Mitterndorfer (Austrian Energy Agency)

17:00-18:00 Buffet (get together)

Information and Registration

Gabriele Möhring, Austrian Energy Agency
Tel.: +43/(0)1/5861524-124
Fax: +43/(0)1/5861524-370
E-Mail: gabriele.moehring(at)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 16th April 2015

Conference Language: English

Participation is free of charge.