Empa – Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt

EMPA Mission is to solve industry-relevant challenges for sustainable energy generation, conversion and storage technologies through materials and device innovation.

Our Expertise possesses strong competencies in the synthesis and processing of functional electronic and ion conducting materials, their structural characterization, electronic, ionic and thermal transport properties, and teir performance assessment in operational devices.

Our Research aims at fundamental knowledge through experiment and modeling enabling new materials and processes that improve device performance, cost and reliability.

Batteries:

High-energy density cobalt-free cathodes for Li-ion batteries

Fuels:

Oxynitrides for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production

Membrane development for alkaline electrolysis

Oxide catalysts for low-temperature methanol steam reforming

Photovoltaics:

Carrier-selective oxide contacts for low-cost solar cells

Thermoelectrics

Oxide thermoelectrics for >800°C

Half-Heusler thermoelectrics for 500-800°C

 



Address

EMPA
Überlandstrasse 129
CH-8600 Dübendorf
Switzerland

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Vogt ulrich.vogt@empa.ch

 



Information

Website : www.empa.ch/econversion

Type of organization : Research Institute

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 25

Participation in FCH JU Projects : ELYGRID

 



Our expertise

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.01 Hydrogen production
  • 2.02 Hydrogen Storage
  • 2.04 Smart buildings and communities
  • 2.07 Stack components
  • 2.09 Demonstration
  • 2.11 Characterisation and testing

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.03 Back-Up Power Systems

Cross-Cutting Research Activities

  • 4.01 Education