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Niedertemperatur Elektrolyse

Low Temperature Electrolysis

Low temperature electrolysis (e.g. alkaline and PEM water electrolysis) facilitates compact hydrogen production, and combined with suitable storage systems, it represents a key technology that will help us realize an environmentally friendly, reliable, and affordable future energy supply. More: Low Temperature Electrolysis …


Fuel Processing and Systems

Fuel cells require pure hydrogen or hydrogen-rich gas mixtures as fuel. More: Fuel Processing and Systems …

Energiesystem 2050

Process and Systems Analysis

Our interdisciplinary department performs energy-related process and systems analyses for the purposes of planning and consultation. Data searches and system simulations are used to determine energy and mass balances, as well as evaluate performance, emissions and costs of energy systems. More: Process and Systems Analysis …


SOFC - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

As part of the program theme "SOFC" cell components, stacks and systems for high-temperature fuel cell with ceramic electrolytes (SOFC) are being developed. This topic is strategically focused on the highly efficient supply of electrical energy for mobile and stationary applications, both locally and centrally, in the scale of some kilowatt to several megawatt. More: SOFC - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells …


High-Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

High-temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells (HT-PEFC) are characterized by an operating temperature of 160-180 °C More: High-Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells …

EDX-Elementverteilungsbild für Ruthenium einer im Betrieb gealterten DMFC-MEA

Physicochemical Fuel Cell Laboratory

The Physicochemical Fuel Cell Laboratory develops and applies analytical methods for the in situ and/or spatially resolved analysis of structures and effects. More: Physicochemical Fuel Cell Laboratory …