The hydrogen and
fuel cell center


The hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT

ZBT is one of the leading research institutes in Europe for fuel cell, hydrogen and electrolysis technologies and a sought-after R&D partner in both European and national cutting-edge research as well as in industrial projects focusing on automotive applications and stationary power generation.

ZBT GmbH is a non-profit limited company (GmbH), the sole shareholder is the University of Duisburg-Essen. Dr. Peter Beckhaus is CEO and Professor Dr. Harry E. Hoster is Scientific Head. ZBT, as a member of the Johannes Rau Research Foundation, receives support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

For the approx. 180 employees at ZBT an outstanding technical infrastructure is available, which includes production facilities, test facilities, chemical laboratories and high-tech analytics. State-of-the-art IT and software tools complete the portfolio.

The initial installation of ZBT's infrastructure was supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

ZBT's initial infrastructure was supported by means of EFRE fund by NRW and EU
ZBT is member of Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft
ZBT gets a basic institutional funding via Ministry of Economics NRW
Last update:  16.01.2024