The hydrogen and
fuel cell center

Welcome to ZBT!

More than 100 scientists at ZBT in Duisburg, Germany research, test and advise on topics related to hydrogen, fuel cells and electrolysis to make this technology reality for a sustainable future together with you!

Find out more about our topics under portfolio - or feel free to contact us!

Das NanoSchoolLab der Universität Duisburg-Essen war zu Gast im ZBT. Elftklässler:innen bauten Komponenten für Elektrolysezellen und testeten diese.
ZBT will be exhibiting at the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam again this year. We look forward to many discussions and international contacts at our stand!
ZBT will be exhibiting at the Hannover Messe from 22 to 26 April 2024. Thematic focus: Electrolysis and hydrogen derivatives. You can find us in hall 13, stand E40.
Hersteller graphitischer Bipolarplatten müssen in nächster Zeit massiv in Fertigungskapazitäten investieren. Gleichzeitig sind die Anforderungen an die Bipolarplatte je nach Anwender sehr unterschiedlich. Beim VDMA-Workshop im ZBT wurden Kostenstrukturen und technische Zielkennwerte diskutiert.
Gestalte mit uns deine und unsere Zukunft! Ein engagiertes Team wartet auf dich, um mit dir die Brennstoffzellen- und Elektrolysestapel-Entwicklung voranzubringen.

ZBT Science news

PFAS könnten bald verboten werden. Kann für Wärmeübertragerplatten Graphit-Polyphenylensufid eine Alternative sein? Das ZBT entwickelt ein Extrusionsverfahren für dieses Material.
In order to make fuel cells fit for cost-effective mass production, ZBT is investigating new, creative methods. The idea behind the recently launched project "TheBiPo" is to extrude a film from a graphite-polymer compound and then thermoform it into finished bipolar plates.
The MetroHyVe 2 project compares European sampling systems for hydrogen filling stations. At the second sampling event, the systems had to show what they can do. The samples were immediately sent on to the laboratory.
In order for hydrogen to help reduce emissions from heavy-duty transport, standardised sampling systems are needed for refuelling facilities at 350 bar to monitor hydrogen quality. The MetHyTrucks project aims to contribute to this.
Dr Marco Grundler and Paul Stannek from ZBT are pleased to receive the "GVT Project of the Year 2023" award. Together with researchers from the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University (RPTU), they have developed heat exchanger plates made of graphite-filled polymer for corrosive environments.

Current notice

ZBT is currently difficult to reach due to several construction sites in the immediate vicinity and the car park situation is very tight. If possible, please travel by public transport or allow extra time for parking and walking.
Until further notice, accessing the ZBT site by car is only possible via the Fraunhofer inHaus Centre site (Forsthausweg 1).

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