TECO 2030: organizes a guest conference at UiT Narvik on October 14 with one of the world’s leading experts in hydrogen fuel cells


TECO 2030 is organizing a conference in Narvik on October 14 with Jürgen Rechberger from AVL. If you are in the region, don’t miss this opportunity to learn everything you need to know about hydrogen fuel cells from one of the world’s leading experts on the subject!

TECO 2030 organizes a guest conference at UiT University of the Arctic of Norway, Narvik campus October 14 with Jürgen Rechberger from Austrian powertrain technology company AVL. If you are in the area, don’t miss this opportunity to learn everything you need to know about hydrogen fuel cells!

Jürgen Rechberger, Vice President and Business Field manager – Hydrogen and Fuel Cells at AVL will give a guest talk in auditorium 4 of UiT Narvik, Thursday October 14, from 10:00 to 11:00. Participation is free and anyone interested is welcome.

Rechberger is a global expert in hydrogen fuel cells and, together with his team, Austrian powertrain technology company AVL is developing fuel cell technology in cooperation with TECO 2030 for TECO 2030 marine fuel cells.

Rechberger has worked at AVL for 18 years and has a background in industrial engineering from TU Wien.

Seminar breakfast in Narvik on October 14

On October 14, TECO 2030 will also participate in a breakfast seminar organized by Futurum AS, the commercial company of the municipality of Narvik.

The event will be held in Norwegian and will focus on how hydrogen fuel cells can be used to reduce emissions on construction sites. Click here for more information.

TECO 2030 is working with infrastructure contractor Implenia Norway to develop and pilot hydrogen-powered solutions that will eliminate emissions on construction sites. By switching to fuel cells, applications that currently derive their power from diesel engines or diesel generators can use hydrogen instead of fossil fuels and become emission-free.

The engine of tomorrow

Hydrogen fuel cells are the engines of tomorrow and convert hydrogen into electricity by emitting only water vapor and hot air.

TECO 2030 marine fuel cells will be produced at the TECO 2030 innovation center in Narvik, which will become the first large-scale production of hydrogen fuel cells in Norway.

TECO 2030 has taken over the building that will house the new plant this summer and is working with AVL to develop detailed plans for how the plant and its production lines will be.

Designed for ships and other heavy applications

The TECO 2030 marine fuel cell is the world’s first fuel cell system specifically designed for use on board ships and other heavy-duty applications.

By swapping out one or more of their engines with a TECO 2030 marine fuel cell, ships can switch from fossil fuels to hydrogen and reduce their emissions to zero. They can then navigate emission-free the entire route or over shorter distances, such as when cruising to and from ports.

Hydrogen fuel cells can also be used during port stay, loading and unloading, allowing zero emission operation at dockside, without having to connect the vessel to a shore power supply.

TECO 2030 has received “Approval in Principle” (AiP) from DNV, one of the world’s leading classification and certification bodies, for its marine fuel cell system and FCM400 fuel cell module, confirming that they can be used safely on board ships.

For more information please contact:

Torus Enger, CEO of TECO 2030 ASA. +47 920 83 800, tore.enger@teco2030.no

About AVL:

With more than 11,000 employees, AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry and other sectors. Building on its pioneering spirit, the company offers concepts, solutions and methodologies to shape future mobility trends. AVL creates innovative and affordable technologies to effectively reduce CO emissions2 by applying a multi-energy vector strategy for all applications – from hybrid technologies to electric batteries and fuel cells. The company supports its customers throughout the development process, from the ideation phase to mass production. To accelerate the vision of automated and connected mobility, AVL has established skills in the areas of ADAS, autonomous driving and digitalization. AVL’s passion is innovation. With an international network of experts spanning 26 countries and with 45 technical and engineering centers around the world, AVL drives sustainable mobility trends for a greener future. In 2020, the company achieved a turnover of 1.7 billion euros, of which 12% is invested in R&D activities. The company was founded in 1948 with headquarters in Graz, Austria.

About TECO 2030

TECO 2030 aims to contribute to the green transition in the maritime sector by providing technology that helps ships reduce their environmental and climate impacts. TECO 2030 is developing hydrogen fuel cells that enable ships and other heavy-duty applications to become emission-free. The company is also developing other solutions that can help the marine industry reduce emissions, such as exhaust gas cleaning and carbon capture systems for ships. TECO 2030 was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Lysaker, Norway. The company is listed on Euronext Growth on Oslo Stock Exchange under TECO. TECO 2030 has its roots in the TECO Maritime Group, a group that has been providing technology and repair services to the global shipping industry since 1994. For more information, please visit www.teco2030.no.

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