Fuel cells are a promising technology for the future energy supply. The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance develops new system components both for fossil and renewable fuels like ethanol, biogas or hydrogen. These include electrode membranes for high-temperature fuel cells as well as polymer electrolyte membranes and electrocatalysts for direct alcohol or reformate fuel cells.
Our member institutes conduct research on innovative testing procedures, especially for the automotive application of fuel cells and offer customers appropriate measuring services. A further field of research are systems for the (electro)chemical provision of hydrogen.