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Copernicus Supports Transformation of Energy Sector

Aachen/Berlin/Frankfurt/Jülich, 5 April 2016 – Today, Prof. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research, announced funding for four Copernicus projects for the transformation of the energy sector. The Power-To-X project coordinated by RWTH Aachen University, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and DECHEMA was among those selected. This large-scale project is concerned with the storage and use of electrical energy from renewable sources by converting it into material energy carriers and chemical products. The project will receive funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to the tune of € 30 million for the first of a total of three planned development phases. More: Copernicus Supports Transformation of Energy Sector …

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Ekolyser Project in Operation for 1000 Hours

Jülich, 11 January 2016 – In the Ekolyser project, researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich are developing methods for the production of hydrogen by the electrolysis of water together with partners from science and industry. In a new test facility, they are testing more robust and inexpensive materials. The prototype has now completed its envisaged operating time of 1000 hours and the technology should be ready for widespread application by 2020. More: Ekolyser Project in Operation for 1000 Hours …

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World Record: Jülich Fuel Cell in Operation Longer Than 70,000 Hours

Jülich, 22 October 2015 - Jülich researchers have set a new world record: their stack of solid oxide fuel cells has now been in operation for more than eight years or 70,000 hours. This is the longest period of operation for a fuel cell with ceramic cells. Such solid oxide fuel cells are considered ideal for supplying households, small enterprises, and large vehicles, such as trucks, trains, and ships, with energy due to their high efficiency. Research State Secretary Thomas Rachel (Member of the Bundestag) congratulated the researchers at Jülich on setting the new record. More: World Record: Jülich Fuel Cell in Operation Longer Than 70,000 Hours …

Hydrogen Storage Indispensable for Energiewende

Jülich, 8 October 2015 – Simply expanding renewable energy is not enough. Wind and solar power fluctuates strongly. The energy system can therefore only be transformed if suitable storage technologies are implemented. Hydrogen is particularly suited for this. It has a high energy density, stores well, and can be converted back into electrical energy efficiently in fuel cells. At f-cell, scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich will present the latest solutions for energy storage using hydrogen, including novel electrolysers that can produce the energy carrier using excess renewable energy. More: Hydrogen Storage Indispensable for Energiewende …

Jülich Research for the City of the Future

Karlsruhe/Jülich, 23 April 2015 – A Helmholtz initiative on urban research has been launched in Karlsruhe. Seven Helmholtz institutions will contribute their scientific competence to the project. Their shared objective is to develop new technologies and holistic solutions for future-oriented urban development. Forschungszentrum Jülich will contribute its expertise in the areas of energy, climate, and soil research. More: Jülich Research for the City of the Future …

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