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 batteries 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!

Mark this date already in your calendar: ZBT's Power to Gas Workshop on 28 September 2022 both online and at the institute.
Wir laden gemeinsam mit dem Fachausschuss „AiF-Forschungs- und Transferallianz Wasserstoff“ und der "AiF-Brennstoffzellen-Allianz" herzlich zur Fachtagung „Erfolge und Herausforderungen der Wasserstofftechnologie“ ein.
Die ZBT GmbH ist federführend für den Aufbau des vom Bund und Land NRW geförderten Technologie- und Innovationszentrums Wasserstoff im Bereich Heavy Duty mit der Zentrale in Duisburg. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie unter!
Erforsche mit uns Brennstoffzellenstacks!
HR Management mit Forschungsauftrag!

ZBT Science news

ZBT has taken delivery of a new hot press. It can be used to investigate and optimize the production of graphite-based bipolar plates. ZBT scientists believe that there is still a lot of undiscovered potential in this process.
Producing “organic” fuel cells: Which petroleum-based materials can be replaced by renewable raw materials? ZBT is working with partner institutes on innovative materials that will make fuel cells even more sustainable.
How can the advantages of a power bank and a fuel cell be combined in a portable system? Researchers at the ZBT have developed such a system.
In order to reduce the costs of PEM electrolysis, ZBT and the Ruhr University Bochum launched a project to optimize porous transport layers.
The ZBT is currently developing a standardised test procedure to check the cold-start ability of PEM fuel cells and to assess their damage behaviour.