Polish version

Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform

Platforma Wodorowa


established 21 January 2005

Platform Coordinator: Prof. Andrzej Czerwiński, D. Sc.
Industrial Chemistry Research Institute
Rydygiera 8 str., 01-793 Warszawa

phone/fax +48 (22) 568 24 43
e-mail: andrzej.czerwinski(at)ichp.pl

The Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform includes 40 subjects. Of these, 13 subjects are chemical companies and industrial works like Polski Koncern Naftowy PKN ORLEN S.A., Polish Power Networks, S.A., Nitrogen Works Tarnów-Mościce S.A., Nitrogen Works Puławy S.A., Coal Company S.A., Southern Poland Power Company, Polimex-Mostostal SIEDLCE S.A., and Seven Rocks Mining Sp. z o.o.

The Platform includes also 15 superior education and scientific research institutions like Warsaw Technological University, Silesian Technological University, Main Mining Institute, Petroleum and Gas Institute, Technological University of Mining and Metallurgy, and also 3 Centers for Advanced Technology, 1 Excellence Center, Polish Chamber for Chemical Industry, and Polish Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.

Activity scope - Hydrogen technologies and fuel cells

  • Hydrogen demand estimates and hydrogen consumption prognoses for Poland

  • Developing a program for the use of hydrogen by Poland's industry

  • Outlining the strategies for developing and introducing hydrogen technologies in power and other industries

  • Developing technologies for production (from natural gas and from coal), purification, transportation and storage of hydrogen and also associated echnologies

  • Production of hydrogen by reusing vegetable and industrial waste materials

  • Fuel cells as sources of pure energy and as chemical reactors and their applications

  • Developing and optimizing the materials to be used in high- and low-temperature fuel cells, including design and construction of prototype fuel cells of the IT-SOFC type to be applied in distributed power systems and in low-temperature polymer cells fed with hydrogen (H2-PEFC) or with methanol (DMFC)

  • Hydrogen derived from the electrolysis run by the use of non-conventional energy sources.

PLATFORM's principal objectives:

  • Joining the major activities of the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform

  • Enhancing the competitiveness of Poland's economy in the area of production and utilization of hydrogen in power, chemical, and gas industries and in other industries with the application of fuel cells

  • Outlining vison and preparing a strategy of development of fuel and power sectors, chemical sector, and agriculture within the range of production and utilization of hydrogen

  • Cooperation in the creation of the policy and legislation stimulating the innovativeness in the industry and facilitating the development of hydrogen technologies

  • Integration of the key economy and research activity partners interested in hydrogen technologies

  • Building a bridge to span industry with science

  • Conducting an international cooperation in near-border regions

  • Promotion of the Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform and of the technologies for producing and utilizing hydrogen in Poland and in the European Union.

Working Groups operating within the PLATFORM frame:

  1. Processes for producing hydrogen from coal (Coordinator: Prof. Jan Rogut, Prof. Assistant, D. Sc., Chem. Eng.)
  2. Processes for producing hydrogen from gas (Coordinator: Prof. Maria Ciechanowska, Dr. Sc., Chem. Eng.)
  3. High-temperature fuel cells (Coordinator: Prof. Janina Molenda, Dr. Sc.,Chem. Eng.)
  4. Low-temperature fuel cells and metal-hydride cells (Coordinator: Prof. Andrzej Czerwiński, D. Sc., visiting professor)
  5. Strategy for developing hydrogen technologies in power and other industries (Coordinator: Prof. Jacek Kijeński, D. Sc., Chem. Eng.)
  6. Mass production and transportation of hydrogen (Coordinator: Dr. Bohdan M. Żakiewicz, Chem. Eng.)

The subject-members of the Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform

1. Industrial Chemistry Research Institute
2. Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A.
3. Polish Power Grid
4. Central Mining Institute
5. Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry
6. Seven Rocks Mining Sp. z o.o.
7. Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal
8. Southern Poland Power Company
9. Kompania Węglowa S.A.
10. Katowicki Holding Węglowy S.A.
11. Oil and Gas Institute
12. Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A.
13. Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A.
14. Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A.
15. Chemical Works "ZACHEM"
16. Polimex-Mostostal SIEDLCE S.A.
17. AGH University of Science and Technology
18. Institute of Power Engineering
19. Warsaw University of Technology - School for Technical and Social Sciences in Płock
20. Warsaw University of Technology
21. Poznań University of Technology - Faculty of Chemical Technology
22. Gdańsk University of Technology - Applied Physics and Mathematics Faculty
23. Mint of Poland
24. Silesian University of Technology - Faculty of Chemistry
25. Electrotechnical Institute
26. Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Science
27. Polish Academy of Sciences - Medical Research Centre
28. Centre of Advanced Technology "Chemistry for Economy" CZT CHEMCAT
29. Centre of Advanced Technology "Energy-Environment-Health"
30. Center of Excellence NAFCELLS at INTiBS, Polish Academy of Sciences
31. Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Asssociation
32. Polish Petroleum Mining and Gas Engineering Company
33. Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Science, National Contact Point for EU Research Programs
35. Central Petroleum Laboratory
36. Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Kinetics and Catalysis
37. Warsaw Uniwersity, Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources
38. Military University of Technology
39. Lower Silesian Center for Advanced Technologies
40. Institute of Chemical Engineering Polish Academy of Science