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Reversible Fuel Cell Breaks Efficiency Record

18 December 2018 – Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have put into operation a highly efficient fuel system that can achieve above 60 % electrical efficiency during hydrogen operation. The newly developed reversible high-temperature fuel cells not only generate electricity, but can also be used for the production of hydrogen by means of electrolysis. More: Reversible Fuel Cell Breaks Efficiency Record …

Gruppenbild im Institut mit Dieselkatalysator DeNOx

Environment Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser Visits Jülich

Jülich, 17 July 2018 – Ursula Heinen-Esser (CDU), Minister for the Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), paid a visit to Forschungszentrum Jülich on Monday, 16 July. Accompanied by Dr. Patricia Peill (CDU), NRW state parliament representative for Jülich and chair of the state parliament environmental committee, she gained an insight into the scientific expertise of Forschungszentrum Jülich in the current diesel debate.


Forschungszentrum Jülich at Hannover Messe 2018

Jülich, 17 April 2018 – Platinum used to make PEM electrolysis expensive. But Jülich researchers now only require a tenth of the amount of platinum for their cells to produce “green” hydrogen. Reversible fuel cells that directly produce hydrogen are a relatively new development in this field, as are studies on synthetic fuels that are much cleaner to burn than conventional diesel and petrol. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich will be discussing these topics and more at this year’s Hannover Messe (hall 27, stand D68). More: Forschungszentrum Jülich at Hannover Messe 2018 …

Vergleichs-Szenario: Umstieg auf erneuerbare Energien mit Batterie und Brennstoffzelle

Battery or Fuel Cell?

Jülich, 30 January 2018 – The future of mobility is electric. But it is still unclear what technology will win the race under the bonnet: batteries, which have to be connected to a charging station at regular intervals, or fuel cells, which require hydrogen from filling stations. The costs of the relevant infrastructures depend heavily on how many vehicles have to be supplied. A comparison conducted by experts from Forschungszentrum Jülich shows that the development of a hydrogen infrastructure is cheaper if several million vehicles or more have to be supplied. More: Battery or Fuel Cell? …

Electromobility: Comparison of Infrastructure Costs for Alternative Drives

More: Electromobility: Comparison of Infrastructure Costs for Alternative Drives …