In the hydrogen field of competence, we primarily work on optimizing hydrogen production and storage. In order to make water electrolysis more competitive compared to conventional hydrogen production processes, such as steam reforming, the investment and operating costs must be reduced significantly.
Since producing and storing ultra-pure hydrogen places significant demands on the materials, it is important to have excellent know-how in the area of material characterization and diagnostics. Using electrical, electrochemical and microstructural processes, we analyze and characterize the materials and components that are used in hydrogen production and storage. The resulting findings are used to optimize existing materials and to develop new, more efficient materials.
We also study and analyze the technical and economic relevance of various electrolysis systems in order to make them marketable, supported by research and development projects.
What we offer:
Identifying the degradation behavior of stack components and developing strategies to minimize and avoid this
Developing and characterizing improved materials for water electrolysis
Microstructural evaluation of components for electrolyzers and transport containers
Evaluating electrolyzers on an industrial scale
Reliability studies for power electronics and the process and security sensors.