The “Bavarian Hydrogen Center” met in July 2014 at the Benedictine Abbey Plankstetten at Berching for its third internal Symposium. The theme “H2 technologies as part of the future energy supply” was discussed by the BHC members (about 60 energy researchers) during the 2-day event. The BHC was delighted to welcome international and renowned guest speakers in the field of energy research to the symposium and appreciated their new research perspectives. Prof. Nader Mahinpey from the University of Calgary in Canada delivered the opening lecture of the symposium entitled “Shale gas vs. Renewable Hydrogen – the Northern American perspective”. Further external guest lecturers included Prof. Ludger Blum, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, and Prof. Jörg Sauer of the Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The highlight of the event for many members was the lecture from Brother Andreas, cellarer of the monastery, with its insights into the “energy efficiency of the monastery” and the renovation of the monastery, followed by a monastery tour!