Highlights from the CLEANHYPRO Consortium Meeting in Cottbus: A Milestone in Clean Hydrogen Innovation

CLEANHYPRO reached a significant milestone with its consortium meeting held in Cottbus, Germany, on March 20th – 21st, 2024. Organised by Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), the meeting gathered all project partners to review progress, share achievements, and strategise the next steps for the project’s development.

The two-day event commenced with a warm welcome and an overview of the agenda by Lars from BTU and Bart from TEC, setting the tone for productive discussions and collaborations.

Day 1:

WP1 – Development and Organisation of the Open Innovation Test bed (OITB):

Representatives from CEA presented an insightful overview and showcased the progress made in upgrading facilities, including in-line quality control, specifications, and services. Each of the nine Pilot Lines (PLs) was elaborated upon, providing a comprehensive understanding of the advancements in the OITB.

WP2 – Setup of Single Entry Point (SEP) for Sustainability and Ecosystem Management:

STAM took the stage to outline the setup of SEP, a crucial aspect for sustainability and management of the ecosystem, laying the groundwork for efficient operations and collaborations.

WP3 – Validation of OITB Facilities, Capabilities, and Services:

CEA continued with an emphasis on the validation of OITB facilities, capabilities, and services through Industrial Showcases, ensuring alignment with project objectives and industry standards.

Laboratory Visit:

The first day concluded with a visit to the Laboratory at BTU, offering partners a hands-on experience and deeper insights into ongoing research and innovations. 

Day 2:

WP6 – Dissemination, Clustering, and Exploitation:

F6S shared insights into dissemination strategies and clustering efforts, emphasising the importance of spreading project outcomes and fostering collaboration within the industry.

WP7 – Project Coordination and Management:

TECNALIA led discussions on project coordination and management, ensuring effective oversight and alignment with project timelines and deliverables.

The consortium meeting in Cottbus marked a pivotal moment in the CLEANHYPRO project, bringing together diverse expertise and fostering collaboration to drive clean hydrogen innovation forward. With clear objectives, strategic planning, and collaborative efforts, the project is poised to make significant strides toward its goals, contributing to a more sustainable and greener future.