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The aim is to convert the Austrian economy to a CO2-neutral structure with an energy system based on hydrogen. WIVA deals with the three sectors of green energy, industry and mobility.
The energy model region WIVA P&G pursues—based on a variety of ecological and economic reasons (e.g. decarbonization, necessity of long-term energy storage, alternative energy transmission solutions, …)—the goal of demonstrating the feasibility of converting the Austrian conomy into a largely CO2-neutral structure with a significant necessary transformation into a strongly hydrogen-based energy system.
Green hydrogen is the key component in this process whereby the possibilities for its production and storage, the chemical conversion to methane and other hydrocarbons, the respective combustion and re-conversion into electricity are analysed, realized, refined and demonstrated in a variety of different application fields and processes.
WIVA P&G subsumes the experiences of more than 30 completed and ongoing projects and is going to implement 25 sub-projects in the energy sector, plus another innovation process to enable the integration of further projects. The specially founded WIVA P&G research association coordinates and implements the model region with an Austrian-wide and thus supra-regional and internationally visible structure, thematically focused and internationally visible energy model region. The association is the tie and binds the thematic focus of the model region. It has a multidisciplinary innovation structure, demonstrates and tests intelligent system solutions in practice, and provides applicable systems for users.
Austria as a key energy storage region, as a hub for the transport of energy and as an important location for renewable energy sources, has already dealt with the topic “H2 from renewable energy sources” very intensively in recent years, alongside with Germany and other European economies. The excellent infrastructural and state-of-the-art research, coupled with the strong interest of businesses and industries makes it possible to carry out existing and new international outstanding research projects. As a result, it will be shown that Austria is a perfectly suited region for switching to an energy system with green hydrogen as its main component in the transformation process towards a sustainable energy system.
WIVA P&G focuses on three segments:
- Green Energy
- Green Industry
- Green Mobility
Project partner: Prof. Dr. Horst Steinmüller
Contact person: Ing. Mag. (FH) Martina Ammer
More information (only German): https://www.wiva.at/v2/