Cit­izen sci­ence in the hy­dro­gen bus: ex­per­i­ments on Pader­born's town hall square

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On Friday, 21 June, scientists from Paderborn University will be taking anyone interested on an exciting and entertaining journey into the world of hydrogen. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., they will be conducting experiments on the energy carrier together with the public. What's special: The experiments and short presentations will take place in the eCITARO fuel cell, which the PaderSprinter will park on the town hall square. Mercedes-Benz delivered the electric bus with range extension using hydrogen fuel cells to Paderborn as the first of its kind in the world. Places are limited and registration is possible by e-mail to

The hands-on event is part of the nationwide Hydrogen Week, during which companies, universities, initiatives and cities are inviting people to take part in a variety of events relating to the energy source from 15 to 23 June. The focus will be on hydrogen in all its facets and with the full range of possible applications: Mobility, transport, production, storage and infrastructure.

On Rathausplatz, participants can familiarise themselves with one of the most promising energy technologies of the 21st century by operating a small hydrogen car and discovering how a fuel cell works in a fun way. They will also produce hydrogen themselves under the guidance of the experts - sustainably and climate-friendly on the basis of water.

Prof Dr Matthias Bauer and Dr Roland Schoch, who are dedicated to the topic in numerous research and teaching projects at Paderborn University, are looking forward to the event: ‘The global demand for energy and mobility must be met without producing substances that are harmful to the climate. Otherwise, we will not be able to achieve the climate targets we have set ourselves. We are delighted that this topic is so popular, especially among younger people. With this event, we want to make our contribution to this and bring the potential of hydrogen to life.’

Further information on the event and the topic of hydrogen can be found here.

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Photo (Paderborn University, Stephan Risse): Invitation to the event in the hydrogen bus: Prof. Dr Matthias Bauer (right) and Dr Roland Schoch (left) from Paderborn University.


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Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer

Inorganic Chemistry - Research Group Bauer

Lehrstuhlinhaber - Anorganische Chemie nachhaltiger Prozesse

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