Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt
Emission Impossible - Clean Energy with Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Sat Oct 12 2019 21:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Hydrogen plays a vital role for a low-carbon future as the key element for reaching our climate goals and fight local pollution from burning fossil fuels. Fuel cells take the energy in the hydrogen and convert it emission-free and efficient into electrical energy. Hydrogen and fuel cells are used in energy production and storage of renewable energy, as fuel for transportation, heating and energy supply for buildings as well as key material for industry. The presentation provides an overview of the state of the technology, products and global commercial applications. Canada is the “cradle of fuel cells” and is one of the leading centers of competency.
Arbutus Room-Delbrook Community Recreation Center 851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3
About the Speaker:
Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt is a Consultant for Clean Energy, Chairman of the Board for Loop Energy and the President and CEO for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. He is the former Chief Executive Officer for the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), a Joint Venture of Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company, based in Vancouver/Canada. From 2005 through 2007, he was leading Daimler’s and Chrysler’s Hybrid Development Centre in Troy/Michigan, in cooperation with General Motors and BMW AG. Before that, he was responsible for DaimlerChrysler’s Center for Fuel Cell and Alternative Powertrain Vehicles and had worked with fuel cell supplier Ballard Power Systems. Previously, Dr. Truckenbrodt held various positions in the automotive and aeroengine industry, among others with BMW, BMW Rolls-Royce, Daewoo and DaimlerChrysler. Dr. Truckenbrodt holds a degree in Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and received his PhD in Mechanics and Control Systems in 1981.