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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Es erwarten Sie herausfordernde Tätigkeiten und Projekte, die Sie zusammen mit wechselnden Projektpartnern und Auftraggebern, eigenverantwortlich aber auch im Team gemeinschaftlich angehen und lösen möchten.
Es erwartet Sie ein spannendes Umfeld mit täglich neuen Herausforderungen, in das Sie sich mit Ihren Ideen und Ihrem Expertenwissen einbringen und gemeinsam mit dem Team wachsen können.
We have been researching hydrogen and fuel cell technology at the ZBT for 20 years. But now the topic has gained considerable momentum and is on everyone's lips - also here in Duisburg. Dorothee Lemken, research associate at the ZBT tells ...

ZBT Science news

In the project "Development and experimental validation of models for the process engineering design and techno-economic evaluation of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS model)” ZBT and the Chair of Energy Technology (LET / Prof. Hoster) at the University of Duisburg-Essen are working together to improve hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS).
Without in-situ tests, a final qualification of materials intended for use in PEM fuel cells is not possible. Our capacities for this have now been expanded due to the high demand from the industry.
In the IGF project 15 EWN, ZBT developed novel electrodes for lithium-sulphur batteries based on lithium sulphide (Li2S) as cathode material together with project partners of the University of Cologne, Chair of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Chair of Energy Technology.
Since March 2021, the ZBT has been acting for three years in a joint project within the framework of the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Program (NIP) for the quality assurance of gas diffusion layers for fuel cells.
A nice holiday photo or the return voucher for an unsuitable dress from an online shop is something you like to quickly print at home with an inkjet printer. In collaboration with the TU Chemnitz, we used this technique to print cathode catalyst layers for PEM fuel cells directly onto a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM).