Hydrogen Technology for Sustainable Economies


© HyCentA; Vision of sustainable hydrogen society


The overall scientific vision of the COMET-Project HyTechonomy is to provide the technological and strategic know-how basis for the substitution of the fossil energy carriers by renewable hydrogen. We drive the sustainable hydrogen society, essential part of the global solution to the economic, ecological, social, and health threats of climate change and environmental pollution. The sustainable hydrogen society is based entirely on renewable primary and emission-free secondary energy carriers following the complete defossilization of our energy system by the total replacement of the currently predominant fossil energy carriers with green electricity and green hydrogen

HyTechonomy aims to tackle all problems along the value chain of the sustainable hydrogen economy by research on the key hydrogen technologies: electrolysers, hydrogen storage systems and fuel cells in six sub-projects and two areas “Energy and Industry” as well as “Mobility”. In addition, identification of optimization potentials by sector coupling of energy, industry and mobility as well as the ideal combination of the key technologies are targeted.


© HyCentA; Structure of the HyTechonomy research topics and sub-projects


Links to the sub projects:


These ambitious goals can only be reached by concentrating the research activities of the essential companies and research organizations. Therefore, collaboration of well-chosen Austrian research organizations and Austrian company partners in the field of hydrogen technologies takes place in the HyTechonomy consortium.


The project consortium



 Duration 04/2021 – 03/2025
 Area Energy & Industry; Mobility
 Project Lead + Contact

HyCentA Research GmbH

Rebekka Köll



The COMET Project HyTechonomy is funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic, Affairs and the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology as well as the “SFG -Steirische Wirtschaftförderungsgesellschaft mbH” as well as the province Upper Austria within the framework of COMET – Competence Centres for Excellent Technologies. The programme is managed by the FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency).