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Latest information on our scientific projects

Here we do inform you on our current projects at ZBT. You will find the published project reports in our publication list. For any further inquiries please contact us directly.

In a now completed IGF project, Si-MEMS structures were investigated as a carrier structure for micro-actuators, taking advantage of the movement of Nafion membranes in an electric field.
Micro-structured power collectors were the main focus of work in a now completed project. The findings are being incorporated into innovative approaches to the development of three-dimensional current collectors.
The development of a standardised method for measuring physical parameters was the aim of the joint project "BePPel" (bipolar plates for fuel cells and electrolysers) - ZBT has developed a new measuring device for electrical resistances of bipolar plates.
Within the EU project HiPowAR ZBT will be responsible for the assesment of the economic feasibility and competitiveness and the environmental impact of the developed technology compared to the use of ammonia in solid oxid fuel cells (SOFC) and internal combustion engins (ICE) by means of LCC/LCOE and LCA methodologies.
A central element of the German national hydrogen strategy is the use of "green hydrogen" for mobility and industry to ensure a sustainable, climate and environmentally friendly future. Hydrogen is considered "green" if it is produced from renewable energy sources, especially wind and solar power, by means of water electrolysis. This requires electrolysers which are tested at ZBT on stack and system level.
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