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Institute of Energy and Climate Research

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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

The core competencies the department are both hydrogen generation and synthesis gas purification for the provision of fuel gas for fuel cell systems, as well as system design and the testing of complete fuel cell systems. More: Fuel Processing and Systems …

Energiesystem 2050

Techno-economic energy system analysis

The main focus of the department is the development of energy system models for the analysis of the transformational processes taking place in the supply and use of energy in Germany and beyond, in accordance with the political framework. More: Techno-economic energy system analysis …


Solid Oxide Converter

The SOC department’s expertise lies in the development, characterization and optimization of high temperature electrolysis and fuel cell stacks and systems. More: Solid Oxide Converter …

 PEFC stack of the kW class with metallic bipolar plates

Functional Layer Systems

Fuel cells are an important component of the emerging renewable energy sector. They have the potential to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and result in lower harmful pollution of the atmosphere and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, thus mitigating the effects of climate change. For fuel cells to compete with other technologies, it is necessary that they are engineered to the highest possible standards using the most advanced tools. These include analysis, performance of physical experiments, as well as the development and application of advanced mathematical models. More: Functional Layer Systems …


Physicochemical Laboratory

The department investigates fundamental physico-chemical and electrochemical issues in the field of polymer fuel cells, proton-conducting, non-aqueous electrolytes, electrode and electrolyte materials for Li battery applications and ceramic solid oxide cells. More: Physicochemical Laboratory …