In July 2015 the 4th Bavarian Hydrogen Center Symposium took place at the historic and impressive monastery of Waldsassen (Kloster Waldsassen). The monastery of Waldsassen was awarded the Bavarian Founder Prize in the Special Award category in 2014 (Bayerischen Gründerpreis). For the first time this annual BHC-Symposium was held as a joint event together with the Research Area D “Catalytic Materials” from the Cluster of Excellence EAM at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.
The program included a mix of internal presentations from each of the BHC project groups (generation, storage and utilization of renewable hydrogen), a selection of EAM Research Area D topics and a poster session with a flash-presentation from each of the young researchers. There were also various workshops to allow exchange of ideas and discussion of future plans. EAM Professor Julien Bachmann delivered the opening lecture on the subject of electrochemical energy conversion.
The BHC was proud to be able to include 3 guest speakers from industry, namely Dr. Michael Weinhold (Energy Management Division, Siemens AG), Dr.-Ing. Daniel Teichmann (Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH) and Dr.-Ing. Christian Bergins (Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH). A tour of the renovated monestery with its world-famous 18th century library added interesting variety to the program!