September 29 + 30, 2020
Stuttgart, Germany
Susanne Schwaz

German Aerospace Center - Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Booth No. 43

Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
70569 Stuttgart

The Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt -DLR) in Stuttgart, with further research facilities in Cologne, Ulm, Oldenburg and Hamburg, does 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.

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.


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

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