Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology will organize first “Laser Colloquium Hydrogen” to establish specialist in bipolar plate fabrication and production

January 21, 2020 |

In Germany, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology has announced it will organize the first Laser Colloquium Hydrogen, where the main focus will be not only laser cutting and welding of fuel cell components (such as bipolar plates), but also on the execution and monitoring of the entire process chain. It is evident that fuel-cell technology could be a significant alternative powertrain in transportation, the team leader for the micro joining of metallic materials at Fraunhofer Institute stated that “policymakers are also paying more attention to this new technology, because when you take into account all the aspects of producing and recycling lithium-ion cells, you start to wonder how sustainable electric drives really are – especially considering the changes that must be made to the power grid.” Part of the purpose of the colloquium is to establish a specialist in the fabrication and production of bipolar plates, an important component of fuel cells. 

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