N.ERGHY, the European Research Grouping on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen elected new Executive Board

Dr. Christian Sattler, Head of the Department Solar Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Solar Research, has been re-elected as Vice-Chair and Treasurer.

The election took place on 19 May in Sofia, Bulgaria. In addition to the Executive Board, a new Coordination Group of Vice-Chairs was established for the first time to support and add-up to the activities of the Board. The structure was modified according to the new framework of the FCH2 JU. The new representatives are elected for two years.

Please see below the list of elected positions and the representatives.

Executive Board
Name Organization/
President  Paul Lucchese CEA (Commissariat à
l'énergie atomique et
aux énergies alternatives)/
Vice-Chair & Treasurer Christian Sattler DLR/Germany
Chair for External Affairs Angelo Moreno ENEA/Italy
Chair for Transport Pillar Steffen Møller-Holst SINTEF/Norway
Chair for Energy Pillar Iñaki Azkarate Tecnalia/Spain
Chair for Cross-Cutting
Research Activities
Peter Holtappels DTU/Denmark
Name Organization/
Vice-Chair for External Affairs Oscar Miguel Crespo  IK4 – CIDETEC
(Centro de Tecnologías
Vice-Chair for Energy to Fuel Cells Cesare Pianese University of Salerno/
Vice-Chair for Energy to Hydrogen Luigi Crema FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)/
Vice-Chair for Transport Luigi Crema CEA/
Vice-Chair for Cross-Cutting
Research Activities
Olaf Jedicke  KIT /(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)/


The new N.RGHY Executive Board (from left to right): Peter Holtappels, Iñaki Azkarate, Angelo Moreno, Christian Sattler, Paul Lucchese, Steffen Møller-Holst
Source: N.ERGHY

About N.ERGHY und FCH JU

The association N.ERGHY (New European Research Grouping on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen) was founded in 2008 and represents the interests of European Universities and Research Institutions in the FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydogren Joint Undertaking).

The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by the NEW Industry Grouping and the research community represented by Research Grouping N.ERGHY. 

By accelerating the market introduction of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies the initiative wants to  reach a substancial impact to the European energy economy in 2020.

Fuel cells, as an efficient conversion technology, and hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier, have a great potential to help fight carbon dioxide emissions, to reduce dependence on hydrocarbons and to contribute to economic growth.

The objective of the FCH JU is to bring these benefits to Europeans through a concentrated effort from all sectors.
At present, N.ERGHY is representing 59 universities and research institutes from 20 European Countries.

Dr.rer.nat. Christian Sattler
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Solar Research

Tel: +49 2203 601-2868

Fax: +49 2203 601-4141

E-Mail: Christian.Sattler@dlr.de
Elke Reuschenbach
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Institute of Solar Research

Tel: +49 2203 601-4153

Fax: +49 2203 601-4141

E-Mail: elke.reuschenbach@dlr.de
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