Fraunhofer ISE Starts Cooperation with University of Cape Town in the Field of Hydrogen Technologies

23.2.2018

Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and Dr. Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Fraunhofer and the University of Cape Town, from left to right: Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Dr. Christopher Hebling, Director, Division Hydrogen Technologies at Fraunhofer ISE, Prof. Jack Fletcher, Director Catalysis Institute, Dr. Max Price, Vice-Chancellor der University of Cape Town.

In an energy system based on renewable energies, hydrogen will play an important role - for storage, for the use in mobility, but also for Power-to-X technologies which transfer renewable electricity into fuels for transportation or into chemical feedstock for the replacement of fossil-oil based products. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE for more than 25 years has been doing research in the field of low-temperature water electrolysis, in the field of fuel cell systems for mobile applications as well as in the field of catalysis to generate synthetic fuels and chemicals. Fraunhofer ISE now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Cape Town (UCT), more specifically with the university's Catalysis Institute.

The Catalysis Institute is doing basic and applied research in the field of hydrogen technology, with a focus on chemical conversion for industrially relevant applications.

Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and Dr. Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on February 22, 2018 in South Africa.