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Hydrogen Technologies

Research Topics

In the business area Hydrogen Technologies, our work focuses on the following research topics:

With the growing use of renewable energy, the share of electricity that is generated by intermittent energy sources is inevitably increasing. Hydrogen is a secondary energy carrier which can be produced by electrolysis using climate-friendly renewable energy sources. Unique among energy carriers, hydrogen has the potential to chemically store extremely large amounts of energy over long periods of time. Water electrolyzers serve as decentralized, controllable loads that are proving to be increasingly useful for electricity grid operators. They are taking on a valuable role in grid control, by quickly being able to match supply and demand and aid in grid stability. Used as fuel in fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen is the vital link between the energy economy and zero emission mobility.

In the business area Hydrogen Technologies at Fraunhofer ISE, we offer R&D services for the production, conversion and storage of hydrogen. For the electrochemical production of hydrogen, we focus on using renewable power to split water in a so-called polymer electrolyte membrane, or PEM, electrolyzer.  We also work on developing fuel cell systems for operation under real outdoor conditions, especially for applications in automotive engineering and decentralized stationary systems.

In addition, Fraunhofer ISE holds long-standing experience in process engineering, specifically the thermochemical processing of fossil and biogenic energy carriers. Our competence includes techniques such as reforming and pyrolysis as well as synthesizing hydrogen and CO2 to liquid fuels.

To assist with the transition from a fossil fuel-based energy system to a CO2-neutral energy economy, Fraunhofer ISE investigates the technical feasibility of new, energy-efficient and resource-friendly processes and offers an economic feasibility analysis at the same time.

Contact

Christopher Hebling

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Christopher Hebling

Hydrogen Technologies

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5195

Fax +49 761 4588-9195

Contact Press / Media

Dr.-Ing. Achim Schaadt

Thermochemical Processes

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5428

Fax +49 761 4588-9428

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Tom Smolinka

Hydrogen Production by Water Electrolysis

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5212

Contact Press / Media

Ulf Groos

Fuel Cell Systems

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5202

Fax +49 761 4588-9202

Scientific Publications - Business Area Hydrogen Technologies

 

Journal and Book Articles

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2016Catalytic decomposition of biomass tars: The impact of wood char surface characteristics on the catalytic performance for naphthalene removal
Nestler, F.; Burhenne, L.; Amtenbrink, M.J.; Aicher, T.
Journal Article
2016An interesting class of porous polymer - revisiting the structure of mesoporous α-D-Polysaccharide gels
White, R.J.; Shuttleworth, P.S.; Budarin, V.L.; Bruyn, M. de; Fischer, A.; Clark, J.H.
Journal Article
2015Challenges associated with measuring the intrinsic electrical conductivity of carbon paper diffusion media
Aydin, Ö.; Zedda, M.; Zamel, N.
Journal Article
2015Fundamentals of PEM water electrolysis
Smolinka, T.; Tabu Ojong, E.; Lickert, T.
Book Article
2015Impact of inhomogeneous catalyst layer properties on impedance spectra of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
Gerteisen, D.
Journal Article
2015Influence of local carbon fibre orientation on the water transport in the gas diffusion layer of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
Markötter, H.; Dittmann, K.; Haußmann, J.; Gerteisen, D.; Alink, R.; Riesemeier, H.; Scholta, J.; Banhart, J.; Manke, I.
Journal Article
2015Morphology of nanporous carbon-binder domains in Li-ion batteris - a FIB-SEM study
Vierrath, S.; Zielke, L.; Moroni, R.; Mondon, A.; Wheeler, D.R.; Zengerle, R.; Thiele, S.
Journal Article
2015Selective and controllable purification of monomeric lignin model compounds via aqueous phase reforming
Otromke, M.; Theiss, L.; Wunsch, A.; Susdorf, A.; Aicher, T.
Journal Article
2014Analysis process for different polymere electrolyte fuel cell stacks to derive a control strategy based on impedance data
Keller, S.; Popenheim, A.; Hempel, M.; Gläsker, K.; Manoli, Y.
Journal Article
2014Benzene removal over a fixed bed of wood char: The effect of pyrolysis temperature and activation with CO2 on the char reactivity
Burhenne, L.; Aicher, T.
Journal Article
2014A future German energy systen with a dominating contribution from renewable energies: A holistic model based on hourly simulation
Palzer, A.; Henning, H.-M.
Journal Article
2014Highly efficient solar hydrogen generation - an integrated concept joining III-V solar cells with PEM electrolysis cells
Rau, S.; Vierrath, S.; Ohlmann, J.; Fallisch, A.; Lackner, D.; Dimroth, F.; Smolinka, T.
Journal Article
2014Hydrogen Production From Renewable Energies - Electrolyser Technologies
Smolinka, T.; Tabu Ojong, E.; Garche, J.
Book Article
2014Influence of air contaminants on planar, self-breathing hydrogen PEM fuel cells in an outdoor environment
Biesdorf, J.; Zamel, N.; Kurz, T.
Journal Article
2014The influence of the precipitation/ageing temperature on a Cu/ZnO/ZrO2 catalyst for methanol synthesis from H2 and CO2
Frei, E.; Schaadt, A.; Ludwig, T.; Hillebrecht, H.; Krossing, I.
Journal Article
2014Das Power-to-Liquid-Konzept am Beispiel von Methanol
Schaadt, A.; Ouda, M.; Aicher, T.; Krossing, I.
Journal Article
2014Tomography based screening of flow field / current collector combinations for PEM water electrolysis
Zielke, L.; Fallisch, A.; Paust, N.; Zengerle, R.; Thiele, S.
Journal Article
2013Effect of feedstock water content and pyrolysis temperature on the structure and reactivity of spruce wood char produced in fixed bed pyrolysis
Burhenne, L.; Damiani, M.; Aicher, T.
Journal Article
2013Effective transport properties for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells - With a focus on the gas diffusion layer. Review
Zamel, N.; Li, X.G.
Journal Article
2013Influence of cracks in the microporous layer on the water distribution in a PEM fuel cell investigated by synchrotron radiography
Markötter, H.; Haußmann, J.; Alink, R.; Tötzke, C.; Arlt, T.; Klages, M.; Riesemeier, H.; Scholta, J.; Gerteisen, D.; Banhart, J.; Manke, I.
Journal Article
2013The influence of porous transport layer modifications on the water management in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
Alink, R.; Haussmann, J.; Markötter, H.; Schwager, M.; Manke, I.; Gerteisen, D.
Journal Article
2013Life cycle analysis of internal combustion engine, electric and fuel cell vehicles for China
Wang, D.; Zamel, N.; Jiao, K.; Zhou, Y.; Yu, S.; Du, Q.; Yin, Y.
Journal Article
2013Measurement of spatially resolved impedance spectroscopy with local perturbation
Zamel, N.; Bhattarai, A.; Gerteisen, D.
Journal Article
2013Modeling the liquid water transport in the gas diffusion layer for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells using a water path network
Alink, R.; Gerteisen, D.
Journal Article
2013Relating the N-shaped polarization curve of a PEM fuel cell to local oxygen starvation and hydrogen evolution
Zamel, N.; Hanke-Rauschenbach, R.; Kirsch, S.; Bhattarai, A.; Gerteisen, D.
Journal Article
2013Synchrotron radiography and tomography of water transport in perforated gas diffusion media
Haußmann, J.; Markötter, H.; Alink, R.; Bauder, A.; Dittmann, K.; Manke, I.; Scholta, J.
Journal Article
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.

 

Lectures and Conference Papers

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2016Characteristic low frequency time constants derived from impedance spectra of fuel cell stacks: Presentation held at Modval 13, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 22nd, 2016
Keller, S.; Özel, T.; Scherzer, A.-C.; Gerteisen, D.; Groos, U.
Presentation
2016Comparability of developed test procedures at normal operating conditions for PEM fuel cell stacks and modules analyzed in Round-Robin-Tests: Presentation held at 21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference, WHEC 2016, Zaragoza, Spain, 13th to the 16th of June 2016
Jungmann, T.; Nürnberg, K.; Harms, C.
Presentation
2016Etablierung international harmonisierter Testprotokolle - Forschungsinstitute als neutrale Instanzen: Vortrag gehalten auf dem 3. Marktplatz Zulieferer Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie 2016, Berlin, Germany, 10. März 2016
Groos, U.
Presentation
2016Impedance spectroscopy of PEM fuel cells with large geometric area - challenges and opportunities: Presentation held at Modval 13, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 22nd, 2016
Gerteisen, D.; Scherzer, A.-C.; Keller, S.; Zamel, N.; Groos, U.
Presentation
2016Möglichkeiten zur Charakterisierung im Feld - Teststandsentwicklung im Projekt MinimAl-Luft: Vortrag gehalten beim Status-Workshop "Einfluss von Luftschadstoffen auf PEM-Brennstoffzellen", Duisburg, 28. Januar 2016
Groos, U.; Kurz, T.; Ammon, G.; Hahn, D.; Leible, V.; Raimann, P.
Presentation
2015Characterization of a fuel cell stack for use in material handling applications
Keller, S.; Cremers, C.; Niedergesäß, A.; Özel, T.
Conference Paper
2015Comprehensive understanding of electrical conductivity measurements of gas diffusion media of PEM fuel cells
Aydin, Ö.; Zedda, M.; Zamel, N.; Groos, U.; Hebling, C.
Conference Paper
2015Cost break down and analysis of PEM electrolysis systems for different industrial and power to gas applications: Presentation held at World of Energy Solutions 2015, Stuttgart, Germany, October 12, 2015
Smolinka, T.
Presentation
2015Efficient electricity supply with a PEM fuel cell system during challenging ambient conditions: Presentation held at 6th International Conference on Fundamentals and Development of Fuel Cells 2015, Toulouse, France, 03.02.2015-05.02.2015
Keller, S.; Koch, W.; Ammon, G.
Presentation
2015Relating the N-shaped polarization curve of a PEM fuel cell to local oxygen starvation and hydrogen evolution
Zamel, N.; Bhattarai, A.; Gerteisen, D.; Groos, U.; Hebling, C.
Conference Paper
2014Analyzing the temporal development of the CCL properties during accelerated stress tests: Presentation held at the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference 2014, Vancouver, Canada, 01.06.2014-05.06.2014
Gerteisen, D.; Sadeler, C.; Groos, U.; Hebling, C.
Presentation
2014Characterization of Automotive Fuel Cells
Groos, U.
Presentation
2014Heterogeneities at the cell level by modeling and experiments: Presentation held at First Workshop on Multiscale Modeling for PEMFCs 2014, Grenoble, France, 12.06.2014-13.06.2014
Gerteisen, D.; Zamel, N.
Presentation
2014Holistic Modelling and Analysis of a Future German Energy System
Henning, H.,
Presentation
2014Das Power-to-Liquid-Konzept am Beispiel von Methanol
Schaadt, A.; Ouda, M.; Aicher, T.; Krossing, I.
Journal Article
2014Water electrolysis: Status and potential for development: Presentation held at Joint NOW GmbH - FCH JU Water Electrolysis Day 2014, Brussels, Belgium, 03.04.2014
Smolinka, T.
Presentation
2013Approaches and methodology on accelerated stress tests in fuel cells: Presentation held at 1st International Workshop on Durability and Degradation Issues in PEM Electrolysis Cells and its Components, Freiburg, Germany, 12.03.-13.03.2013
Zamel, N.
Presentation
2013Effect of local perturbation on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of PEM fuel cells - understanding the characteristics: Presentation held at 5th International Conference on Fundamentals & Development of Fuel Cells, FDFC 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany, 16.04.2013-18.04.2013
Kurz, T.; Gerteisen, D.; Keller, S.; Bhattarai, A.; Zamel, N.; Groos, U.; Hebling, C.
Presentation
2013Enersta - Autonome und unterbrechungsfreie Stromversorgung: Vortrag gehalten auf der NIP Vollversammlung 2013, Berlin, Germany, 18.06.2013
Koch, W.
Presentation
2013Hydrogen infrastructure for a sustainable mobility - a roadmap for the German Federal State Baden-Wuerttemberg until 2030: Presentation held at World of Energy Solutions Conference 2013, Stuttgart, Germany, 30.09.2013-02.10.2013
Hebling, C.; Smolinka, T.; Voglstätter, C.
Presentation
2013Hydrogen production by water electrolysis: Progress and challenges of a key technology for renewable energies. A short introduction: Presentation held at 5th World Hydrogen Technology Convention, WHTC 2013, Shanghai, China (R.O.), 25.09.-28.09.2013
Smolinka, T.
Presentation
2013Inhomogeneities in PEM fuel cells - limiting processes, impact and characterization techniques: Presentation held at ASME 11th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference 2013, Minneapolis, USA, 16.07.2013
Groos, U.; Gerteisen, D.; Zamel, N.; Merida, W.
Presentation
2013Investigating bistability in the polarization curve of a segmented PEM fuel cell: Presentation held at 10th Symposium for Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation, ModVal 2013, Bad Boll, 19.03.2013-20.03.2013
Zamel, N.; Bhattarai, A.; Gerteisen, D.; Hebling, C.; Groos, U.
Presentation
2013Local eis studies in PEMFC-distinguishing between through-plane and in-plane oxygen effects: Presentation held at Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2013, Vancouver, Canada, 16.06.2013-19.06.2013
Gerteisen, D.; Keller, S.; Bhattarai, A.; Zamel, N.; Groos, U.; Hebling, C.
Presentation
2013Ortsaufgelöste Charakterisierung von Brennstoffzellen-Strömungsfeldern zur Modellvalidierung: Präsentation der Aversumergebnisse 2010/2011, Stuttgart, Germany, 19.02.2013
Gerteisen, D.
Presentation
2013Relating the N-shaped polarization curve of a PEM fuel cell to local oxygen starvation & hydrogen evolution: Presentation held at Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference 2013, Vancouver, Canada, 16.06.2013-19.06.2013
Zamel, N.; Bhattarai, A.; Gerteisen, D.; Groos, U.; Hebling, C.
Presentation
2013Versorgung eines Industrielandes mit erneuerbaren Energien am Beispiel Deutschlands: Vortrag gehalten auf dem Internationalen Kongress e-nova 2013, Nachhaltige Gebäude: Versorgung - Bewertung - Integration, Pinkafeld, Austria, 14.11.2013-15.11.2013
Henning, H.-M.
Presentation
2013Wasserstofferzeugung durch Elektrolyse - Stand und Vergleich der Technologien. Eine kurze Einführung: Vortrag gehalten auf dem Innovationsforum Power-to-Gas-to-Power 2013, Leipzig, Germany, 25.04.2013
Smolinka, T.
Presentation
2013Zertifizierungseinrichtung für die normgerechte Prüfung von Brennstoffzellen im Bereich der speziellen Märkte (BZert): Vortrag gehalten auf der NIP Vollversammlung 2013, Berlin, Germany, 18.06.2013
Koch, W.
Presentation
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.