What do we offer?
While bundling competencies and infrastructures, the focus is on technological and economic orientation, effectiveness, and risk minimization. In this way, reference points are created in the form of reference products: cells, stack, and systems as well as reference production modules or processes, which form the basis for accelerating the industrial rollout.
The Referenzfabrik.H2 will embody a close alliance of companies and research resources that jointly intensify the process chain to produce hydrogen systems. Fraunhofer will develop key modules of the production chain and continuously make them available to companies as starting points or for the early derivation of their individual business model.
The Referenzfabrik.H2 comprises three essential areas of activity:
Production technology kit
Develop and test modules that are necessary for the production of hydrogen systems. Here, the results of the physical and digital developments or analyses are synchronized and summarized. As a result, the individual modules can be evaluated, compared with each other, and flexibly combined into process chains.
It provides companies support to improve their competencies and infrastructures to quickly initiate the hydrogen system components production or processes in a preferred manner with significantly reduced risk. For example, an available analysis can show which association in the process chain there is the greatest economic and technological potential for each specific company.
The virtual platform feeds on the digital twins of the physical production modules and provides economic and technological evaluation. It provides also a review of processes up to complete value-added systems.
The partner companies can link their production modules directly to the platform and thus become part of the high-rate-capable process chain, which serves as a blueprint for the industrial rollout.
Companies can develop in the Referenzfabrik.H2, grow technologically, and offer their own products and services step by step as part of the value creation community. Thanks to flexible production modules for scalable, industrial production of hydrogen systems, we will together ramp up industrial mass production in the 2030s.
We offer: Reference and a strong community for industrial mass production of hydrogen systems
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