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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 utilisation, 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
  • Energy politics, green transition and geopolitics

Learning outcomes

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

Course materials

Handouts, slides and videos delivered in Moodle.

Completion methods

Tasks and small essays made independently in Moodle.

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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Chemical process and environmental engineering,
Energy engineering,
Hydrogen economy,
Mechanical engineering
Course code:
Study credits:
0 €
Course level:
Teaching period:
2.9.–16.12.2024 (flexible start)
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Host university:
Aalto University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
High school mathematics and physics, or a basic engineering degree is useful.
Course suitable for:
People working in the fields of hydrogen economy and master students in the beginning of their studies.
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