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!

Staatssekretärin Silke Krebs vom NRW-Wirtschaftsministerium eröffnet am 26. September 2024 das neue Wasserstoff-Labor „HyTechLab4NRW“ am ZBT. Der Eintritt ist frei, eine Anmeldung erforderlich.
Mach mit uns anwendungsnahe Forschung!
Sich für etwas Neues begeistern, über sich hinauswachsen und innovative Anwendungsentwicklungen erforschen! Werde auch DU Teil unseres Teams!
SAVE THE DATE! The 2nd HeavyDuty Congress on 24 September 2024 invites you to find out more, get to know each other, exchange ideas and drive the transport revolution forward together.
Health, safety, environment and quality - diversity is key!

ZBT Science news

Storing green electricity chemically instead of regulating it – this is possible with hydrogen and its derivatives. E-methane is a climate-neutral energy source if the carbon is captured from the air. A project that has now been launched is exploring the technical possibilities.
Multi-port valves could reduce the number of valves in the cathode path of fuel cell systems, with advantages for mobile applications in particular. ZBT and Rheinmetall-Pierburg want to develop such a valve in order to reduce the use of materials and resources as well as costs in fuel cell production. ZBT is focussing on simulation, material tests and functional and endurance tests.
Fuel cell systems can be a sustainable alternative to diesel drives in long-distance lorry transport. In a new research project, ZBT is developing a degradation model to simultaneously maximise the energy efficiency and service life of fuel cells through efficient operating strategies.
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.

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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