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Qualifizieren für die gekoppelte und dezentrale Energieversorgung durch Brennstoffzellen-Heizgeräte in der Haustechnik: Die KWK-Fachkraft
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Since 2012, the Fuel Cell Combined Heat and Power (FC CHP) units have been available for supplying power in residential buildings. The project “enefield” involves ten manufacturers currently installing and testing 1,000 units to advance the technology towards marketability. Die HWK OS arbeitet z. Z. an einer Fortbildungsprüfung nach § 140 zur “Fachkraft für die KWK-Technik”. The Osnabrück Chamber of Commerce (HWK OS) has established itself as a centre of expertise for combined heat and power (CHP) since 2002. FC CHP represents a highly effective way of providing energy with significantly reduced emissions. With the ability to run on natural gas and biogas today, and hydrogen and methane in the foreseeable future, fuel cell technology has great promise. For the most part, the project partners are well acquainted with FC CHP. The project's objectives include: 1) The “multiplier” target group will be supplied with topics, content, materials and media for instruction and ongoing training for FC CHP. The materials are available for use. 2) The spread of the availability of the technology in the partner countries involved in the project will be managed in accordance with local conditions. The qualification offerings will be adapted by the partners in terms of technical information, methodology and organisation. 3) The public will be informed of the “fuel cell” innovation and its contribution to solving the quandaries of energy and environmental concerns. In Europe, the technology is suitable for many single-family homes and residential buildings. The project is being carried out by 6 institutions in 5 European countries. Each of the participating countries is represented by one institution which is or will be directly responsible for dealing with questions of basic and advanced training. Associated measures will include: 1) Every partner charged with basic and advanced training will report on the qualification offerings available in its respective catchment area as well as country-wide. 2) Every partner country will carry out the agreed number of qualifications over the course of the project. 3) In every country, further collaborations will be agreed with actors in the fuel cell CHP sector (manufacturers, sales organisations). Networks will be planned, developed and implemented. 4) Initiatives and activities for the transfer of qualification measures to other European countries will be launched. The implied utilisation and dissemination approach is based on three thematically distinct areas of activity: 1) Technical, 2) Methodology/instruction and 3) Multimedia- and technology-based. The project aims to achieve the following results: 1) The existing materials/media will be tested and improved and made available for target group-appropriate use in the respective markets. 2) Basic and advanced training for FC CHP will occur in the context of the teaching model and the designated learning space. The aids for implementing practice-oriented learning as well as equipping and designing the spaces, labs and workshops for basic and advanced training for FC CHP will be provided for download on the fuelcellknowhow website. 3) In the partner countries, professional training institutions will work together as networks and react to the need for basic and advanced training options for FC CHP. In terms of capacity and qualifications, the partners will provide mutual support (even cross-border as needed). 4) There must be a distinction between the qualification of instructors themselves and the basic and advanced training measures to be conducted later by them. • The instruction of instructors for the project partners will be carried out in the first year of the project. For each project partner in the participating countries, two instructors will be trained to prepare them to carry out the teaching model, implement the learning environment and ensure that they are technically and pedagogically qualified to offer qualification courses for FC CHP. • Starting in the 11th month, each partner country will be offered basic and advanced training appointments for technicians in accordance with the respective needs. • In the second year there will be more trainer/teacher qualified. The sustainability potential of the project is substantial: 1) FC CHP units boast the greatest efficiency of all CHP systems. Cogeneration substantially lowers the primary energy requirement. 2) The energy savings also mean lower emissions. 3) FC CHP units continuously provide an electrical current in addition to heat. While the need for heat is likely to drop due to insulation and other factors, demand for electricity will remain high due to its diverse disired range of uses. 4) FC CHP units are highly compatible with renewable energy sources as in the future they will be able to run on renewably generated hydrogen.
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