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Introduction to hydrogen economy

Individual course

The course provides the student a general understanding about the hydrogen economy and its value chain. It covers the integration of hydrogen economy to power and energy systems, the role of hydrogen in energy and power markets, the basics of hydrogen production, storing and utilization, as well as the role of derivatives of hydrogen.

Course contents

  • Power generation, transmission and use
  • Power markets and power balance management
  • Smart grids, sector coupling (power, heat, gas)
  • Energy storage systems
  • Hydrogen production: basic chemistry and technical solutions
  • Hydrogen storages and material questions
  • Hydrogen safety and legislation
  • The use of hydrogen
  • Derivatives of hydrogen
  • Life cycle analysis of the hydrogen solutions
  • Energy markets and global energy resources

Learning outcomes

The course gives basic understanding of hydrogen economy and its value chain, which is one of the corner stones in decarbonization of industrial activities and communities.

Course material

Handouts, slides and videos delivered in Moodle.

Completion methods

Tasks and small essays made independently in Moodle. Flexible start, the last day you can start the course is February 15th, 2023 (the application period ends on February 7th, 2023). The course needs to be completed by the end of May.

More information in the Aalto University study guide.

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Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Matti Lehtonen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Category:
Hydrogen studies
Topics:
Chemical process and environmental engineering,
Energy engineering,
Hydrogen economy,
Mechanical engineering
Course code:
ELEC-E8432
Study credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Course level:
Teaching period:
15.1.–30.5.2023 (flexible start)
Application start date:
14.12.2022
Application deadline:
7.2.2023
Host university:
Aalto University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching method:
Online
Teaching language:
English
General prerequisites:
High school mathematics and physics, or a basic engineering degree is useful
Course suitable for:
Master students in the beginning of their studies and people working in the fields of hydrogen economy
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