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 electrolyser to make this technology reality for a sustainable future together with you!

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The ZBT Research School, a type of graduate programme, has 23 students and has now started with a kick-off workshop. The aim is to train, support and network the participants in order to promote excellent science in the field of hydrogen technologies.
Bei einem Arbeitsbesuch in Nordrhein-Westfalen zum Thema Wasserstoff war König Willem-Alexander gemeinsam mit Ministerpräsident Hendrik Wüst unter anderem im ZBT zu Gast. Er sprach hier mit Wissenschaftler:innen und besichtigte ein Labor und das Wasserstoff-Testfeld des ZBT.
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Als eine der ersten Prüforganisationen hat DEKRA die Anerkennungen für alle wesentlichen Services rund um Wasserstofftankstellen erhalten. Als fester Partner erbringt das ZBT mit seinem Hy-Lab wichtige Leistungen zur Sicherstellung der Wasserstoffqualität.

ZBT Science news

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.
Das ZBT hat sich auf der diesjährigen hy-fcell in Stuttgart mit dem BePPel-Teststand zur Messung des elektrischen Widerstands von Bipolarplatten und der Open Fuel Cell präsentiert. Zusätzlich gab es Informationen zu den Dienstleistungen des ZBT und zum Innovations-Hub cH2ance.
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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