September 14 + 15, 2021
Stuttgart, Germany
German Aerospace Center - Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

German Aerospace Center - Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Booth No. 43, List-Saal

Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
70569 Stuttgart

DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. We conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Our 9000 employees share a mission – to explore Earth and space and develop technologies for a sustainable future. In doing so, DLR contributes to strengthening Germany’s position as a prime location for research and industry. At DLR's virtual conference booth you will meet researchers of the DLR research institute of Engineering Thermodynamics based in Stuttgart, with further research facilities in Cologne, Ulm, Oldenburg and Hamburg. We do research in the field of efficient energy storage systems that conserve natural resources, and next generation energy conversion technologies with a staff of 180 scientific and technical employees, engineers and doctoral candidates. The spectrum of activities ranges from theoretical studies to laboratory work for basic research and to the operation of pilot plants. These experimental and theoretical studies are accompanied by systems analysis studies to analyse the associated technological, environmental and economic potential and situate it in a larger overall context of the energy economy by means of scenarios. A tight network with the University of Stuttgart - especially with the Institute of Energy Storage - and with the Helmholtz Institute Ulm at the University of Ulm is existing. This year we are accompanied also by our colleagues of the DLR Institute of Vehicle Concepts and our common exhibit.

Product Highlights:

The section Electrochemical Energy Technology of the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, a team of about 60 persons, develops efficient electrochemical storage and conversion devices, namely electrolysers, fuel cells, and advanced batteries. These technologies are becoming more important in future energy systems due to the transformation of the energy sector in Germany. Our activities range from materials development, cell design, stack development, manufacturing and advanced diagnostics up to system optimization. For specific innovative applications we develop demonstrators and prototypes. Scientific and technical challenges for electrochemical energy technology include finding solutions to conflicting goals of efficiency, durability, safety, reliability and cost reduction. Today the department presents their latest work on Emission Free Cargo Bikes powered by Fuel Cells! Join us to explore theinsights of the e-powerbox to enable the cargo bike to drive broader ranges at lower outside temperatures compared to electric cargo bikes. Refueling time is only about 3 minutes. - our Last Mile concept for sustainble cities! Our colleagues from the Department of Thermal Process Technology and from the DLR-Institute of Vehicle Concepts are joining us this year with their exhibit of "Thermal Management for Fuel Cells Vehicles" - an integration of two coupled metal hydride reactors in hydrogen drivetrains to increase the efficiency.


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  • Production
  • Fuel cell systems
  • Fuel cell components
  • Fuel Cells
  • Electrolyzer
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Hydrogen production
  • Other mobility concepts
  • Hydrogen infrastructure
  • Standardization and regulation
  • Consulting
  • Product and system development
  • Safety, testing and certification
  • Universities, research organizations
  • Power-to-Gas
  • Industrial storage solutions
  • Flexible sector coupling
  • Passenger cars
  • Light vehicles
  • Ships and Ports
  • Aircrafts
  • Vans
  • Trains