HAMBURG-HARBURG, Germany—ContiTech has opened a new technology center that will act as a "collaborative platform" for hydrogen technologies, where the company is focused on the development of new applications.
The establishment of the center, located at ContiTech's Hamburg-Harburg site, is an "important step" toward increasing material competencies for hydrogen-handling solutions, the company said in a July 5 news release, noting the unit will investigate the different transport conditions and the infrastructure required across the entire hydrogen value chain.
"To ensure that the hydrogen arrives safely at its destination, hoses, lines, seals and fittings, containers, and means of transport must have suitable properties," ContiTech said, adding that it would tap its technical expertise in handling a wide variety of gases and liquids in the classic industrial sectors, such as oil and gas.
The company also will address technical, regulatory and infrastructural challenges within the hydrogen value chain and develop "corresponding overarching" solutions.
"We will see relevant industrial use of hydrogen as an energy-carrier as early as 2030," said Piero Mancinelli, head of TechCenter Hydrogen Technologies.