JÜLICH – Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich) is one of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary research centres. Energy research at Jülich focuses on the most important aspects of the transformation of our future energy system. Based on fundamental research on materials and processes, components and technical systems are developed along the R&D value chain until innovations are ready to be handed over to industry. Jülich’s research is focused on applications such as: electronic and electrochemical materials and systems for use in amongst others batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis and gas separation membranes. Process engineering plays a key role in developing systems solutions for e.g. fuel cells and hydrogen technologies. Jülich’s energy research follows an integrative and interdisciplinary approach accompanied by a consistent energy systems analysis.



Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Fundamental Electrochemistry (IEK-9)
52425 Jülich

Contact person

Dr. L.G.J. (Bert) de Haart l.g.j.de.haart@fz-juelich.de



Website : http://www.fz-juelich.de/portal/EN/Research/EnergyEnvironment/_node.html

Type of organization : Research Institute

Number of professional staff active in FCH sector : 128

Participation in FCH JU Projects : H2FC Infrastructure, MMLCR, PROSOFC, DESTA


Our expertise

Transport Pillar

  • 1.02 Non road vehicles (including materials handling) applications
  • 1.03 Auxiliary Power Units (APU)
  • 1.05 Stack components
  • 1.06 System (BoP) components
  • 1.07 System integration
  • 1.10 Modelling
  • 1.11 Characterisation and testing
  • 1.12 Materials Synthesis, Design and Manufacturing from components to systems

Energy Pillar / Energy to Hydrogen

  • 2.01 Hydrogen production
  • 2.07 Stack components
  • 2.08 Stack integration and BOP
  • 2.10 Modelling
  • 2.11 Characterisation and testing
  • 2.12 Design and manufacturing

Energy Pillar / Fuel Cells to Energy

  • 3.01 Combined Heat and Power Units (CHP)
  • 3.02 Power Generation
  • 3.03 Back-Up Power Systems
  • 3.04 Residential
  • 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

  • 4.04 Communication and Public Awareness
  • 4.07 Pre-Normative Research
  • 4.08 Regulations, Codes and Standards
  • 4.09 Techno-, socio- and economic analysis
  • 4.10 Support (to public authorities, polica makers and Society)