The secondment of HZG scientist and research manager, Dr. Klaus Taube, to University of the Western Cape, SA, (UWC) was related to WP2 “Development of cost efficient MH containers with a focus on their mass production”.
During his secondment (2. February to 2. March, 2019, 29 days), Dr. Taube met with research managers at UWC and HySA Systems to discuss opportunities for joint projects and perspectives in European Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programs, as well as in calls of the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, where HZG is member of Hydrogen Europe Research (https://www.hydrogeneurope.eu/research). Furthermore, he informed about the European Energy Research Alliance EERA, and its activities related to hydrogen, namely hydrogen storage, in his role as co-coordinator of Subprogramme 7 “Hydrogen Storage” of the Joint Programme Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (https://www.eera-set.eu/eera-joint-programmes-jps/list-of-jps/fuel-cells-and-hydrogen/).
Dr. Taube, together with Dr. Ivan Tolj and Dr. Ivan Tomac (both FESB), attended vibration and VDI60 testing of the 2nd generation fuel cell powerpac, jointly developed and constructed in Hydride4mobility by partners HySA Systems, FESB, and TF Design, at subcontractor HotPlatinum (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town (https://www.hotplatinum.com/).