Time 09:00 – 09:30
: Holds a Master in Chemical and Process Engineering from the Technical University of Graz.
2012: Joined AVL as Development Engineer for exhaust aftertreatment and developed to be the AVL Technical Expert for exhaust aftertreatment focusing on large engine applications.
2019: Became Global Sales Administration Manager to assist the executive board, enter new markets and take care of key customers.
2021: Started as Product Manager Hydrogen and Fuel Cell where he analysis the global market situation, defines and introduces products considering the different areas of application and manages R&D activities across business divisions.
: The energy transition to a net zero CO2 society is widely recognized as a monumental challenge. Austria is in the preferred condition to have already a renewable energy production of 70% but only related to electricity. If the complete primary energy demand is considered, only out 30% are from renewable resources (incl. biogenic and geothermal).
For all developed countries around the world, mobility and industry are the mainchallenges for decarbonization. AVL has created a study for energy end-use in a fully decarbonized energy scenario towards 2050. In this scenario, the electricity consumption will more than double compared to 2019 levels. This electricity demand can not be met by locally harvested renewables and as today Austria will stay an energy importer. In an optimistic scenario for energy import hydrogen could be available for as low as 2€/kg (equivalent to 6 cent(€)/kWh). In such a scenario hydrogen production will be a key technology for decarbonization.
AVL is since 2002 heavily involved in hydrogen technologies development from PEM stacks and systems for automotive, marine, rail and aviation applications to SOFC power-generation solutions to hydrogen production technologies based on PEM and Solid Oxide electrolysis. Various of these developments will be shown, together with industry trends and the role of hydrogen in the future mobility & energy system.