In the Flemish knowledge institutes several research groups are active in hydrogen related domains that are very relevant for the further development and scaling up of the hydrogen technology. Since the research on hydrogen related topics was rather fragmented and a clear overview of the different research activities was lacking, WaterstofNet has started to make an inventory of the different institutes and groups that have activities in this field. The first catalogue ‘Hydrogen Research in Flanders’ was published in the beginning of 2022.
This catalogue provides an overview of most relevant research groups, categorized following their focus area in the hydrogen value chain (production & storage & transport & use of hydrogen; general hydrogen topics) and the type of research (material or process development, modelling). This new document is an update of last year’s catalogue, with the same structure and content, but with new data and topics added. It is a practical guide for both research groups and industrial technology developers, to facilitate the search for certain skills and expertise in the field. The ultimate aim of this overview is to stimulate collaboration among knowledge institutes and with industrial partners, it will enable identification of knowledge gaps and opportunities for new research topics and lead to definition of spearhead topics for the Flanders region.