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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 …

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 …