Hydrogen Technologies in Local Energy Hubs

Welcome to the FCLab International Summer School organised this year at the University of Lorraine to celebrate the recent membership of LEMTA to the FCLab research federation.

This new edition will be focused on: Hydrogen Technologies in Local Energy Hubs.

This International Summer School will take place on the second week of July, from 9 to 12 July 2018, on the ENSEM and ENSIC Campuses. It will run for four days, alternating between lectures and practical exercises. In addition to these teachings, a recreational afternoon and a festive and convivial evening will be proposed.

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We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 edition of the international PhD Summer School FC LAB / LEMTA on « Hydrogen Technologies in Local Energy Hubs » which will be held from July 9 to 12, 2018 at the University of Lorraine (UL) in Nancy, France.

This summer school is proposed to PhD students and young researchers working in the different areas of expertise of hydrogen. It aims at providing an overview and a basis for exchange on the different aspects to consider for a proper integration of hydrogen as a third energy carrier in an existing local energy hub. To this end, this multidisciplinary summer school treats various technological and scientific aspects covering hydrogen production, storage and finally conversion into electricity in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. A particular attention will be given to current technological barriers, as well as the economical and societal challenges to face when introducing hydrogen into an existing energy environment. Experts from academy and industry will share their knowledge through lectures, tutorials and student projects during this 4 days event covering the following topics:

  • Hydrogen production;
  • Hydrogen storage;
  • Operation principle, performance and degradation mechanisms of PEM and SO Fuel Cells;
  • Technical integration into multi-energy hubs;
  • Societal and economical challenges.

We are looking forward to welcome you to Nancy.

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With the support of


Autonomy and energy storage



Institute of Molecular Chemistry and Materials of Orsay


Innovative Energy Solutions



CEA I-tésé

Institute of Technico-Economics of Energy Systems


Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno



European Institute For Energy Research



Engineering School



Engineering School



Reaction and Process Engineering Laboratory


Research Team on Innovative Processes



Laboratory of Energetics and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics


Events Organization


FC Lab

Research Federation


Lorraine Université d'Excellence


Université de Lorraine


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


GDR Hydrogène, Systèmes et Piles à Combustible