Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation together with the Mikromakro Institute Foundation is creating the first foresights of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in Poland. In response to the challenges facing the unmanned technology industry, both institutions – by organizing online seminars, reports and a scientific and business conference – create a space for discussion […]
Artykuł The first drone market foresights in Poland pochodzi z serwisu Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation.
Dr. Eng. Paweł Stężycki, director of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, was elected for a two-year term as the Future Sky coordinator in the EREA (Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics). The Institute’s representatives in the Future Sky became also Dr Eng. Andrzej Leski as a group’s board member, Dr. Eng. Bartosz Dziugieł who […]
18 janvier 2024- La Wallonie se positionne comme un leader de la transition énergétique grâce à la création du VKhyLab
Le gouvernement wallon a annoncé hier la sélection de 62 projets retenus dans le cadre de l'appel à projets publics du Fonds pour une transition juste. Parmi ces projets, on retrouve la création du VKhyLab , un laboratoire d'essais et de recherche dédié aux technologies de l'hydrogène. Le VKhyLab en collaboration avec le gouvernement fédéral sera donc construit sur deux sites parfaitement complémentaires et stratégiquement situés en Belgique : l’un au District Cleantech à la Porte Ouest de Charleroi pour lequel le fonds de transition a octroyé 8,1M€ en sus de la contribution fédérale, et l’autre au Port d’Anvers.
L’ambition du VKhyLab est sans précédent en Belgique et en Europe, créer un centre d’essais ouvert, coordonné et opéré par le VKI, en collaboration avec ses partenaires présents sur le site, offrant des équipements de pointe et des infrastructures uniques et exceptionnelles aux utilisateurs qui pourront manipuler d’importants volumes d’hydrogène en toute sécurité.
Les applications du site Ditrict Cleantech couvriront un large éventail de secteurs, notamment de la production d’hydrogène vert, de la combustion de l'hydrogène (décarbonisation de l'industrie lourde), de la mobilité verte (en incluant l’aérospatial), de l’ingénierie des matériaux, de la sécurité et de la formation et/ou reconversion de profils professionnels liés à l'économie de l'hydrogène.
La création du VKhyLab est une excellente nouvelle pour la Wallonie. Elle positionne la région comme un leader de la transition énergétique et contribue à la création d'emplois et d'opportunités dans le secteur des technologies propres.
Voici quelques-uns des avantages du VKhyLab pour la Wallonie :
- Il permettra aux entreprises et aux centres de recherche de tester et de développer de nouvelles technologies hydrogène.
- Il contribuera à la décarbonisation de l'économie wallonne.
- Il créera des emplois dans le secteur des technologies propres.
Wallonia positions itself as a leader in the energy transition with the creation of the VKhyLab
The Walloon government announced yesterday the selection of 62 projects selected as part of the public call for projects from the Just Transition Fund. Among these projects is the creation of the VKhyLab, a testing and research laboratory dedicated to hydrogen technologies. The VKhyLab , in collaboration with the federal government, will therefore be built on two perfectly complementary and strategically located sites in Belgium: one in the District Cleantech at the Porte Ouest in Charleroi, for which the Transition Fund has granted €8.1m in addition to the federal contribution, and the other in the Port of Antwerp.
The ambition of the VKhyLab is unprecedented in Belgium and Europe: to create an open test center, coordinated and operated by the VKI, in collaboration with its partners on the site, offering state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional infrastructures to users who will be able to handle large volumes of hydrogen in complete safety.
The District Cleantech site's applications will cover a wide range of sectors, including the production of green hydrogen, hydrogen combustion (decarbonisation of heavy industry), green mobility (including aerospace), materials engineering, safety and the training and/or retraining of professional profiles linked to the hydrogen economy.
The creation of the VKhyLab is excellent news for Wallonia. It positions the region as a leader in the energy transition and contributes to the creation of jobs and opportunities in the clean technology sector.
Here are some of the benefits of the VKhyLab for Wallonia:
- It will enable companies and research centers to test and develop new hydrogen technologies.
- It will contribute to the decarbonisation of the Walloon economy.
- It will create jobs in the clean technologies sector.
The von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Claus Sieverding on January 16, 2024. Professor Sieverding was a highly respected researcher and professor, world-renowned expert in the field of turbomachinery. He was a pioneer in the development of new turbomachinery concepts, and his research has had a profound impact on the development of advanced energy technologies.
Professor Claus Sieverding was born in Germany in 1939. He received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from theTechnische Hochschule, Hannover, Faculty of Applied Mechanics, Germany in 1965. After completing his diploma course in 1966, he joined VKI as a research fellow. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a full professor and the Head of the turbomachinery and propulsion department in 1998. He was a prolific researcher, with wide world reknown publications. His research focused on a wide range of topics in turbomachinery, such as secondary flows, base flows, aerodynamic performance of gas and steam turbines and many others. He also played a key role in the development of several new turbomachinery concepts.
In addition to his research, Professor Sieverding was also a dedicated teacher. He taught a wide range of courses at VKI, namely advanced courses on turbines, blade cooling, design, steady and unsteady secondary flows. He was also a frequent guest lecturer at universities around the world.
Professor Sieverding was a true pioneer in the field of turbomachinery, and his contributions will be missed by all who knew him. He was a kind and caring man who was always willing to share his knowledge with others. He will be remembered as a true visionary and a true leader in his field.
“It was always a pleasure greeting and talking to Professor Sieverding whenever he stopped by at his beloved VKI. I will always keep fine memories of Professor Sieverding, who was a true gentleman, a brilliant researcher and a wonderful teacher. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help his students succeed. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.”, Peter Grognard, Managing Director