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Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
Ulm, Germany
www.zsw-bw.de/en/startseite.html Booth number
D73
Company profile:
The ZSW was established in 1988 by the German state of Baden-Württemberg, together with universities, research institutions, and commercial firms. It is a non-profit foundation under the civil code. Today the ZSW has approximately 230 employees and 70 student and scientific assistants and is one of the leading energy research institutes in Europe. Joint ventures and the growing proportion of industry commissions demonstrate the consistent applications relevance of our work.
ZSW’s range of expertise covers the entire battery and fuel cell value chain: from modelling and simulation of electrochemical processes, synthesis and characterization of active materials, to optimization of components, technologies related to high volume production right up to prototype demonstration. Test facilities equipped to the latest standards enable comprehensive testing, assessment and qualification of components and systems in terms of performance, durability and safety.

Main goals:
• Research and development of technologies for the sustainable and climate-friendly generation of electricity, heat, and fuel
• Transfer of R&D results to market-relevant products (technology transfer)
• Consulting political decision-makers and professional associations
• Public relations work about renewable energy sources

Exhibits at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Sapphire project (FP7 FCH JU, grant agreement No 325275):
SAPPHIRE is a European research project funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The project's objective is to develop an advanced control system for a methane-fed fuel-cell system for combined heat and power. The key feature of this new control system will be to increase the lifetime of these systems to 20,000 hours and beyond with current technology.

Product categories:
Fuel cell stack

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