On April 27, 2023, the 18th Houska Prize ceremony took place. With a total of 750,000 euros, it is the largest private prize for application-oriented research in Austria. This year, the prize in the university research category with the financial award of 150,000 euros went to Michael Harasek from the Vienna University of Technology for the project "Preparation and compression of hydrogen for fuel cells".
Winning the Houska Prize is an outstanding achievement for Michael Harasek and the Vienna University of Technology. “It is a great honor to be awarded the highly prestigious Houska Prize. This means a big push for our research, as it not only means recognition, but we can also use the money to further expand the required research infrastructure," says the award winner Michael Harasek.
Hydrogen is required for CO2 utilization to produce sustainable materials, chemicals, etc. The production and processing of hydrogen is therefore an important topic of high interest for the industry, the energy sector and it is also of central importance for the CO2 Refinery.