The hydrogen and
fuel cell center

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

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The Duisburg Hydrogen Regulars' Table will meet for the second time on 24 August 2022. Experts and laypersons are equally welcome.
Mark the date in your calendar: On 19 October 2022, the 8th Ruhr-Symposium will take place in Duisburg, Germany. This year’s programme focusses on Functional Materials for Hydrogen.
Mark this date already in your calendar: ZBT's Power to Gas Workshop on 28 September 2022 both online and at the institute.
Wir laden gemeinsam mit dem Fachausschuss „AiF-Forschungs- und Transferallianz Wasserstoff“ und der "AiF-Brennstoffzellen-Allianz" herzlich zur Fachtagung „Erfolge und Herausforderungen der Wasserstofftechnologie“ ein.
Die ZBT GmbH ist federführend für den Aufbau des vom Bund und Land NRW geförderten Technologie- und Innovationszentrums Wasserstoff im Bereich Heavy Duty mit der Zentrale in Duisburg. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie unter!

ZBT Science news

Fuel cell-based mobility requires clean hydrogen. Within the NRW project Hy-Cleanup, ZBT together with Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is investigating new materials for removal of impurities from hydrogen.
ZBT has taken delivery of a new hot press. It can be used to investigate and optimize the production of graphite-based bipolar plates. ZBT scientists believe that there is still a lot of undiscovered potential in this process.
Producing “organic” fuel cells: Which petroleum-based materials can be replaced by renewable raw materials? ZBT is working with partner institutes on innovative materials that will make fuel cells even more sustainable.
How can the advantages of a power bank and a fuel cell be combined in a portable system? Researchers at the ZBT have developed such a system.
In order to reduce the costs of PEM electrolysis, ZBT and the Ruhr University Bochum launched a project to optimize porous transport layers.