link to homepage

Institute of Energy and Climate Research

Navigation and service


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 …

Anniversary for Jülich’s Slow Burner: Fuel Cell Running for 10 Years

Jülich, 7 August 2017 – Success! For 10 years now, a high-temperature fuel cell developed by Jülich scientists has been generating electricity as part of a lifetime test. No other fuel cell with ceramic cells has ever run for this long, and Jülich’s cell just keeps on running. The short lifetimes have in the past been regarded as the major flaw of this type of fuel cell – but Jülich’s slow burner is proving the opposite. Ceramic high-temperature fuel cells of this type achieve outstanding efficiencies and are considered particularly low-maintenance. They are thus suitable particularly for applications in stationary power supply systems, for example for households or small businesses, but also for large vehicles such as trucks, trains, or ships. More: Anniversary for Jülich’s Slow Burner: Fuel Cell Running for 10 Years …

Forschungszentrum Jülich at Hannover Messe 2017

Jülich/Hannover, 21 April 2017 – Hydrogen is set to play a central role in the energy system of the future. It enables large amounts of renewable energy to be reliably stored over longer periods. Jülich researchers are set to demonstrate the fundamental components involved in the production and use of the versatile energy carrier at this year’s Hannover Messe (24–28 April 2017) under the slogan "Sector coupling: conducting research for an integrated energy system". At exhibition stand D68 in hall 27, they will inform visitors about the progress being made in the development of fuel cells and hydrogen electrolysers. In addition, Forschungszentrum Jülich will be at the North Rhine-Westphalia joint stand (stand B30, hall 2) where it will present its engineering and mechatronics expertise. This will include the showcasing of a special vacuum chamber as an example of tailor-made equipment and instruments used to conduct cutting-edge research. The Jülich Supercomputing Centre will also be represented at Hannover Messe: films about the Jülich computer experts’ complex simulations will be on show at the InnoTruck mobile exhibition. The films demonstrate the functioning of the human brain and global climate simulations. More: Forschungszentrum Jülich at Hannover Messe 2017 …

Schematische Darstellung der Wege von Umwandlung und Transport

Energiewende: Outlining the Transition to Hydrogen

Jülich, 9 March 2017 – The transition to fuel cell cars will help significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The hydrogen infrastructure required for this transition could be the key to increasingly replacing fossil energy carriers with renewable energies in future. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich estimate that investments totalling € 61 billion are required to establish the complete infrastructure for passenger car transport in Germany.. More: Energiewende: Outlining the Transition to Hydrogen …