Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing this course, the students are able to:

  1. classify and evaluate the technologies in the hydrogen value chain that aim to decarbonize the power and energy sector, industrial processes, and end-users.​ 
  2. model and conduct analyses on the functionality and societal impacts of the existing and emerging hydrogen technologies.​ 
  3. analyze and evaluate the role of hydrogen components at different stages of the value chain (production/conversion, transportation, storage, distribution, and utilization) and evaluate their behavior, connection, control, and synergies with the power and energy sector.​ 
  4. apply the principles of capturing, storing, and usage of the products and byproducts of hydrogen in the hydrogen value chain.​ 
  5. analyze and develop the components and feasible technical solutions for optimal operation and planning of the power and energy sector.
  6. identify, create, and push forward new business opportunities related to hydrogen technologies. ​ 
  7. manage uncertainties when dealing with challenges in future energy technologies.  
  8. know how to analyze the dynamic and steady-state behavior of the existing and upcoming components.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2024 - 03.06.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Zhengmao Li

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The basic elements of the hydrogen systems will all be given with a detailed introduction of their operation principle, including:

    1. electrolysers which convert renewables into green hydrogen
    2. tubework and H2 transportation − how to transport hydrogen safely?
    3. H2 storage − how to store hydrogen for later usage?
    4. Compressors − how to compress hydrogen for safe usage?
    5. H2 tubework physics and dynamic phenomena − the basic operation principle of hydrogen transportation.
    6. material questions − the basic materials needed for the hydrogen system.
    7. safety questions – how to guarantee the safety of the hydrogen system during all the processes?
    8. H2 use cases and their influence on H2 tubework: how does the usage of hydrogen affect hydrogen transportation?
    9. integration of the power system and hydrogen system. Demand of flexibility (power/demand balance), sources of flexibility, integrated system dynamics − this section will give a special focus on describing how hydrogen energy will affect the holistic energy systems.


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Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2023-2024 Spring IV - V