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Presentation of hydrogen vehicles at HyCentA

 

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On Wednesday, 8th of June 2016, hydrogen driven vehicles, which at present are used in Austria, were presented on HyCentA's premises.

After the presentation of Mercedes „HYCAR 1“ in 2009, which is a Multi-Flex-Fuel vehicle with combustion engine for petrol, natural gas and hydrogen, are the current hydrogen-vehicles consistently equipped with fuel cell systems. The energy conversion in the electrochemical cell shows a significantly higher efficiency. Hydrogen as fuel - environmentally friendly produced and emission free converted in a fuel cell - enables electric mobility with familiar functionality with long range and short refueling time.

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Quotes from the welcoming speeches:

Rector of TU Graz Harald Kainz: "We would like to thank the shareholders MAGNA, OMV and FVT, who together with the Graz University of Technology have operated HyCentA as a research center for hydrogen since 10 years. I am convinced to face a prospering future in the field of hydrogen with the current political framework."

Local council Dr. Peter Piffl-Perčević: "The greatest dream of mankind was and is mobility. And today we see here the emission-free mobility of the future with electric vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells."

Univ.Prof. Dr. Helmut Eichlseder: "I am particularly pleased that we are able to present today probably the largest number of different hydrogen vehicles in Austria."

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Manfred Klell, CEO HyCentA: "By means of electrolysis, hydrogen can be generated from water and the fluctuating current supply from wind power plants or photovoltaics, which serves as a fuel for an electromobility without the fear of range."

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Afterwards, a panel discussion took place, in which students as well as interested parties of all subjects were able to ask questions to the experts.

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