Fuel Cells

Fuel cells

The future of energy supply

Fuel cells are a pioneering technology that has the potential to revolutionise our energy supply. At their core, fuel cells convert chemical energy directly into electrical energy, using hydrogen or other fuels as raw materials. Compared to conventional combustion engines, fuel cells offer numerous advantages, including higher energy efficiency, lower emissions and reduced noise pollution. They can be used as stationary supply units or in mobile drive systems.

Our institute is intensively dedicated to the research and further development of fuel cell technologies. We concentrate on various key areas that cover the entire spectrum of fuel cell research.

Modelling and simulation: We use the latest simulation techniques and physical modelling to optimise high- and low-temperature fuel cells. Precise modelling enables us to improve performance and open up new areas of application.

Material development: The development of new materials is a decisive step towards increasing the efficiency and longevity of fuel cells. Our institute is researching innovative materials that will further advance the performance and cost-effectiveness of the technology.

Component development: From the electrode to the membrane system - we develop and optimise fuel cell components to maximise the reliability and performance of our systems.

Development of systems and installation in applications: We are working on the development of complete fuel cell systems that can be used in various applications, whether in transport, stationary energy supply or aerospace.