The Saxon city of Chemnitz is increasingly developing into a Mecca for hydrogen enthusiasts. On July 17, 2019, the Technical University there and the company Continental Powertrain will open a new H2 laboratory equipped with a test rig for researching modern fuel cell vehicle systems.
Vladimír Buday, responsible for the test bench, reported to H2-international: “It is a Greenlight test stand with 150 kW power, which already has some features that are second to none.” (The test bench can be extended to 300 kW.)
On the occasion of the inauguration on the university campus, in addition to Martin Dulig, the Saxon Minister of State for Economics, Labour and Transport, Miko Runkel, the mayor of the city, and Prof. Thomas von Unwerth, holder of the Chair for Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Systems at the TU, also attended. Prof. von Unwerth, who also heads the innovation cluster HZwo, said: “As the largest industrial partner in the innovation cluster HZwo grid, Continental brings extensive knowledge of vehicle applications, control technology and components for fuel cells. Combined with our expert knowledge, this creates an ideal basis for developing efficient fuel cell solutions and preparing the ground for economic industrialisation”
“The fact that Chemnitz University of Technology is a leader in the field of hydrogen fuel cell technology is demonstrated not least by the commissioning of a test bench that is unparalleled in the university sector throughout Europe.”
Prof. Gerd Strohmeier, Rector of the TU Chemnitz