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Hans Aage Hjuler at the fuel cell lab at the Kvistgaard site.
Hans Aage Hjuler at the fuel cell lab at the Kvistgaard site.

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Blue World Technologies presents Chief Scientific Officer with a unique background

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Following Blue World Technologies’ acquisition of Danish Power Systems, the former CEO and Co-founder, Hans Aage Hjuler, continues as Chief Scientific Officer at Blue World Technologies. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Blue World Technologies is strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading companies within HT-PEM fuel cell technology.

As Co-founder of Danish Power Systems, Hans Aage Hjuler is one of the first scientists to start research and development activities within HT-PEM technology (high-temperature proton-exchange membrane). His interest in fuel cell technology started back in the early 80s when he did his master’s degree in chemistry followed by a PhD degree in advanced battery technology from the Technical University of Denmark. In 1988 he formed a significant research group within fuel cell research and development.

High performance and long lifetime

In Hans Aage Hjuler’s time as CEO for Danish Power Systems, he and his team have attracted attention on the world stage within science with remarkable high-performance results and a focus on a long product lifetime. The effort within product lifetime has led to achieving record-breaking results regarding the degradation rate of HT-PEM fuel cells. Together with an outstanding performance, these great results have paved the way for making the HT PEM fuel cell technology competitive and thereby creating the foundation for the commercialisation that Blue World Technologies is aiming for.

“Hans Aage has a unique experience and the achievements he and his team at Danish Power Systems have reached over the years are greatly recognised within the fuel cell industry. We are therefore very pleased that Hans Aage, with his extensive knowledge of HT-PEM fuel cells, has entered the role as Chief Scientific Officer and together we will continue to set Blue World Technologies at the forefront within the fuel cell technology”, says Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue World Technologies, Anders Korsgaard.

Highly recognised scientists with extensive fuel cell knowledge

Since Hans Aage Hjuler finished his PhD degree in 1983, he has been part of more than 200 reports, papers, patens, and proceedings. More specifically, he has been part of publishing more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals. During his career, Hans Aage Hjuler has contributed to research and development projects, along with several of his colleagues at Danish Power Systems, together with some of the leading universities and institutes in the world.

“For the past years I have had a very close collaboration with the Blue World team, and I’m very pleased to be continuing the journey towards commercialising the methanol fuel cell technology together. As Blue World acquired 15% of Danish Power Systems back in 2019, and the remaining 85% in December 2020, this transition of becoming Chief Scientific Officer seems natural as we can continue working together on scientific activities within HT-PEM fuel cells” explains Hans Aage Hjuler, Chief Scientific Officer at Blue World Technologies.

Besides Hans Aage Hjuler’s role as Chief Scientific Officer at Blue World Technologies he is also active within the educational and scientific society (selected list of current engagements):

  • Board member of DI Energi (Confederation of Danish Industry – Energy Industry Group).
  • Member of PhD evaluation committees, DTU, University of Copenhagen, KTH (Stockholm) and NTNU, Norway.
  • Founding member and chairman, The National Danish Center for Energy Storage (DaCES).
  • Advisor for international organisations and institutes.
  • Member of The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV).
  • Member of the Board of EMIRI, Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Member, Annex 31, International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Advanced Fuel Cells.

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Blue World Technologies is an ambitious and visionary developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cell components and systems for stationary/APU applications and the automotive and heavy-duty transportation sectors around the world. The fuel cells act as a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. As a part of the Power-to-X eco-system the methanol fuel cell technology contributes to solving parts of the green transition which cannot be solved by direct electrification and battery technology alone.

The exclusive fuel for Blue World Technologies’ fuel cell systems is methanol – a renewable liquid fuel that simply and cost-effectively can be stored for years and transported around the world while reusing existing infrastructure.

Blue World Technologies is founded on extensive experience from the fuel cell industry and aims towards commercialising the technology through large-scale production. The company is focused on the High-Temperature PEM-technology combined with methanol-reforming. The combination ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and significant benefits including CO2 reduction, fuel cost savings, and zero harmful emissions.

In December 2020 Blue World Technologies closed its most recent investment round of 6.4 mEUR and is aiming at a future Initial Public Offering.

Read more about Blue World Technologies on our website www.blue.world or visit us on social media.   

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ENGLISH:
About Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies is an ambitious and visionary developer and manufacturer of HT-PEM fuel cell components and systems for stationary and APU applications and the automotive and heavy-duty transportation sectors around the world. The fuel cells act as a green alternative to combustion engines and diesel generators. As a part of the Power-to-X eco-system the methanol fuel cell technology contributes to solving parts of the green transition that cannot be solved by direct electrification and battery technology alone.

Blue World Technologies’ fuel cells run primarily on methanol – a renewable liquid fuel that simply and cost-effectively can be stored for years and transported around the world while reusing existing infrastructure.

Blue World Technologies is founded on extensive experience from the fuel cell industry and aims towards commercialising the technology through large-scale production. The company is focused on the High-Temperature PEM technology combined with methanol-reforming. The combination ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and significant benefits including CO2 reduction, fuel cost savings, and zero harmful emissions.

Read more about Blue World Technologies on our website www.blue.world or visit us on social media.


DANISH:
Om Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies er en ambitiøs og visionær udvikler og producent af HT-PEM brændselscellekomponenter og -systemer, for stationære generatorer og hjælpegeneratorer samt industrier inden for personbiler og tung transport rundt om i verden. Brændselscelleteknologien er et grønt alternativ til forbrændingsmotoren og dieselgeneratoren. Som en del af Power-to-X økosystemet, bidrager methanol brændselscelleteknologien til at løse nogle af de udfordringer i den grønne omstilling, som direkte elektrificering og batterier ikke kan løse alene.

Blue World Technologies’ brændselsceller kører primært på methanol – et flydende brændstof, der simpelt og rentabelt kan lagres i flere år samt transporteres rundt i verden ved hjælp af den eksisterende infrastruktur.

Blue World Technologies er grundlagt på stor erfaring fra brændselscelleindustrien og med en målsætning om at kommercialisere teknologien gennem storskala produktion. Virksomheden fokuserer på højtemperatur PEM-teknologi kombineret med methanol reformering. Denne kombination sikrer et simpelt systemdesign med høj konverteringseffektivitet og betydningsfulde fordele som CO2-reduktion, brændstofbesparelser og ingen udledning af skadelige emissioner.

Læs mere om Blue World Technologies på vores hjemmeside www.blue.world eller besøg os på sociale medier.

CHINESE:
关于蓝界科技(Blue World Technologies)

蓝界科技是一家有雄心和远见的高温质子交换膜燃料电池组件及系统研发商和制造商。其产品可应用于全球固定电源、APU、汽车和重型交通运输等场景。其燃料电池将成为内燃机和柴油发电机的绿色替代品。作为Power-to-X生态系统的一环,其甲醇燃料电池技术将为无法实现直接电气化或无法应用电池技术等领域的绿色转换提供解决方案。

蓝界科技的燃料电池的以甲醇燃料为主。甲醇是一种可再生、可使用现有基础设施便捷便宜实现长时间存储和全球运输的液态燃料。

蓝界科技由拥有丰富的燃料电池行业经验的团队创立,公司的目标在于通过大规模生产实现甲醇燃料电池技术的商业化。蓝界科技致力于高温质子交换膜与甲醇重整相结合的技术,其产品设计简洁,能量转换效率高,拥有碳排量低、燃料成本低、有害物零排放等显著优点。

欢迎访问我们的主页 www.blue.world 或社交媒体 social media了解更多资讯。

GERMAN:
Über Blue World Technologies

Blue World Technologies ist ein ehrgeiziger und visionärer Entwickler und Hersteller von Hochtemperatur-PEM Brennstoffzellen-Komponenten und Systemen für stationäre und APU-Anwendungen und für den Automobil- und Schwerlasttransportsektor auf der ganzen Welt. Die Brennstoffzellen sind eine umweltfreundliche Alternative zu Verbrennungsmotoren und Dieselgeneratoren. Als Teil des Power-to-X-Ökosystems unterstützt die Methanol-Brennstoffzellentechnologie denjenigen Teil des ökologischen Umbaus, der nicht allein durch direkte Elektrifizierung und Batterietechnologie bewältigt werden kann.

Blue World Technologies verwendet als Energieträger für seine Brennstoffzellensysteme primär Methanol – ein erneuerbarer flüssiger Kraftstoff, der unter Verwendung der vorhandenen Infrastruktur einfach und kostengünstig jahrelang gelagert und um die Welt transportiert werden kann.

Blue World Technologies kann auf umfangreiche Erfahrungen aus der Brennstoffzellenindustrie zurückgreifen und hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, der Technologie durch Massenproduktion zum Durchbruch zu verhelfen. Das Unternehmen konzentriert sich auf die Hochtemperatur-PEM-Brennstoffzelle in Kombination mit Methanol-Reforming. Diese Kombination gewährleistet ein einfaches Systemdesign mit hoher Umwandlungseffizienz und erheblichen Vorteilen wie CO2-Reduzierung, Kraftstoffkosteneinsparungen und null schädlichen Emissionen.

Lesen Sie mehr über Blue World Technologies auf unserer Website www.blue.world oder besuchen Sie uns in den sozialen Medien.

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