FKFS Veranstaltungen

FKFS Academy

11 -13 June & 16 - 25 July 2024

Hydrogen for Mobility

Motivation, Technology Outlook, and Markets

25 July 2024


Prof. André Casal Kulzer, IFS University of Stuttgart
& Hans-Jürgen Berner, FKFS Stuttgart

More information about Prof. André Casal Kulzer
and Hans-Jürgen Berner

Target Group

The course has been designed for automotive/mechanical/electrotechnical engineers and researchers, with the aim of learning about hydrogen technology and the challenges and opportunities associated with its production, transport, storage, and application to mobility. IFS and FKFS have been engaged in engineering research and education in powertrains topics, also hydrogen mobility, for over 30 years. This course comprises a compendium of material being introduced in teaching of graduate level courses at the University of Stuttgart, and it is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject matter to engineers interested in automotive topics.

Course Objectives

The course is designed to provide an introduction and detailed understanding of hydrogen production, transport, storage and application to mobility. The participants will get insights and detailed knowledge in the field of hydrogen in order to be able to carry out hydrogen related development at vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, engineering service providers or energy providers under consideration of the many interfaces to other disciplines.

Course Outline


  • Hydrogen properties (thermodynamical/chemical)
  • Comparison with other energy carriers (molecular/electro-chemical)
  • Regulation regarding sustainable mobility
  • Hydrogen in mobile applications


  • Production methods
  • Electrolysis
  • Hydrogen as a strategic secondary energy source

Storage & Transportation

  • Storage types & storage losses
  • Hydrogen carriers
  • Infrastructure
  • Applications

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)

  • FCEV architecture
  • Fuel cell types
  • Balance of plant
  • Operation strategies
  • Thermal Management
  • Applications
  • Potential and limitations

Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEV)

  • ICEV architecture
  • Special requirements using hydrogen
  • Operation strategies
  • Exhaust gas aftertreatment
  • Applications
  • Potential and limitations

Life Cycle Analysis & Technology Assessment

  • Definition
  • Tools and assumptions
  • Assessment of various mobility concepts regarding LCA and cost
  • Hydrogen in future mobility concepts