Jülich Helps Transform the Energy Sector
Funding for Fuel-Cell Research
In the Federal Government's Energy Concept, modern power plants play an important part in the future energy supply.
In order to resolve the apparent contradiction between fossil fuels and climate protection, Jülich researchers are developing new types of gas separation membranes to capture the climate-damaging CO2 before it is emitted into the atmosphere.
High-termperataure fuel cells, especially solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), are very efficient at producing electricity and emit low levels of pollutants. This means they can make a considerable contribution to climate and environmental protection.
Their efficiency for electricity production is currently more than 60 %.
As part of an international project “Research for Sustainable Development”, scientists from the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Principles of Electrochemistry at Forschungszentrum Jülich are working together with German and Russian partners from research and industry on developing new materials for high-performance SOFC fuel cells with improved lifetime.