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Reference number: 2019M-086, Economic engineering, environmental economics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, physics

Master thesis: Hydrogen Commercialization Assessment in the Industrial Sector

Background:
Currently in the institute of energy and climate research (IEK-3) introduction strategies for hydrogen applications in different areas, including necessary infrastructure, are being developed. Initial analysis of potential hydrogen demands has shown that on grounds of highly centralized current hydrogen demand, chemical industry can play an important role in the hydrogen infrastructure implementation. Thus, increasing interest in the chemical industry for green chemical products draws the question of viable business cases and relevant boundary conditions for successful commercialization of green chemical products.

Project Description:
The goal of the project is to develop a python-based economic feasibility assessment tool for green hydrogen utilization in the industrial sector. On this basis market introduction strategies and economic feasibility of selected business cases for green hydrogen-based industrial commodities will be analyzed. This project consists of the following work packages:

  • Literature review of existing industrial hydrogen use concepts and projects
  • Technology overview of GHG reduction technologies in the industrial sector
  • Techno-economic assessment of the relevant hydrogen production methods
  • Economic market potential investigation of green hydrogen-based industrial commodities
  • Financial investment decision tool development
  • Economic feasibility analysis of selected business cases

Requirements:
Excellent academic marks in economic engineering, environmental economics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering, physics or related fields of study. Ability to work autonomously and analytically within a project team. Ideally, you already have experience in modeling and programming (preferred in python).

We offer:

  • A pleasant working environment within a highly competent, international team in one of the most prestigious research facilities in Europe
  • You will be supported by top-end scientific and technical infrastructure as well as close guidance by experts
  • You will have the opportunity to work with excited researchers from various scientific fields and take part in the design of a future European energy system
  • The master thesis is remunerated

Contacts:
Simonas Cerniauskas
Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
IEK-3: Electrochemical Process Engineering
Techno-economic Energy System Analysis
52425 Jülich

http://www.fz-juelich.de/iek/iek-3
Phone.: +49 2461 61-9154
e-mail: s.cerniauskas@fz-juelich.de