BAS – Bulgarian Academy of Science

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is the biggest national research organization, which comprises 41 research institutes, united in nine research fields. One of them is “Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency” with priority development and transformation of the Bulgarian energy sector towards low carbon technologies and increased energy efficiency. Currently in Bulgaria there are more than 1000 MW installed wind and solar energy plants. About 100 researchers in BAS are involved in activities related to fuel cells and hydrogen. They are performed in 80 laboratories distributed in 5 Institutes: Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Institute for Polymers, Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry.



Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy systems - Bulgarian Academy of Science
Acad. G. Bonchev St. 10
1113 Sofia

Contact person

Prof. Daria Vladikova



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Type of organization : Research Institute

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 80

Participation in FCH JU Projects : ENDURANCE


Our expertise

Transport Pillar

  • 1.02 Non road vehicles (including materials handling) applications
  • 1.05 Stack components

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.02 Hydrogen Storage
  • 2.07 Stack components

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.01 Combined Heat and Power Units (CHP)
  • 3.04 Residential
  • 3.05 Commercial
  • 3.07 Control, diagnostics and prognostics
  • 3.08 Innovation on fuel cells and components
  • 3.09 Manufacturing Technologies
  • 3.10 Modelling
  • 3.11 Characterisation and testing

Cross-Cutting Research Activities

  • 4.01 Education
  • 4.04 Communication and Public Awareness
  • 4.05 E-Science and E-Education
  • 4.10 Support (to public authorities, polica makers and Society)

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