Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Clean and Efficient – Fraunhofer ISE Presents Hydrogen Technologies at the HANNOVER MESSE 2018

23.04.2018

The interplay between automation and energy technology, IT platforms and artificial intelligence is the focus of the HANNOVER MESSE 2018 being held from April 23-27, 2018. At the renowned international trade fair, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE presents innovations in hydrogen technology at the joint booth »Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries« (Hall 27, Booth C58). A highlight at the booth will be the presentation of the GreenTec Award 2018 in the category »Energy« on Tuesday, April 24th at 2 pm.

Functional Laboratory Test Cell for PEM Water Electrolysis


The test cell made of transparent plastic has been successfully implemented in research projects at Fraunhofer ISE for many years.

© Fraunhofer ISE


The electric drive LADOG vehicle with twelve 1 kWh battery modules shall reduce inner-city emissions caused by municipal vehicles.

© Fronius International GmbH

The functional cell is pressure-tight up to 50 bars and serves to analyze membrane electrode units for PEM electrolysis. The integrated reference electrode for the anode and cathode are a unique feature. In newer versions the press force can be selectively adjusted.

Municipal Vehicle with Fuel Cell Hybrid Drive

In the ELAAN project (https://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/research-projects/elaan.html), the project partners developed a municipal vehicle with a fuel cell hybrid drive. After analyzing of typical driving profiles and assessing the resulting power performance requirements, it was determined that two 10 kWel fuel cell systems from Fronius, based on a PEM fuel cell stack by Elring Klinger, would be used. The Fraunhofer ISE carried out an extensive sensitivity analysis of the fuel cell stack in order to define the optimal operating conditions for the fuel cell. At the same time, detailed models of the fuel cell system, the stack and essential system components were developed to optimize operating strategies.

Differential Test Cell for Fuel Cell Components

For the characterization of material and components of low-temperature PEM fuel cells (LT-PEMFC), differential test cells are preferred. Fraunhofer ISE and the company balticFuelCells GmbH developed such a test cell corresponding to the state-of-the-art in science and technology: a minimized temperature gradient of ca. 1 K (operation up to 5 A/cm²), extremely homogeneous and precise pressing of the active area and optimized handling for fast and reliable material and component screening.

Hydrogen Feed-in Plant to Support Sector Coupling

The model shows the hydrogen generation plant for feed-in to the natural gas distribution grid in the project »Freiburg Communal Energy Network.« The hydrogen generated by a PEM electrolyzer is fed into the local natural gas grid. A gas buffer storage decouples the electricity and gas grids. The plant control is carried out using complex model predictive control algorithms and live data from the European Energy Exchange (EEX) Day Ahead markets.

Talks by Fraunhofer ISE Scientists at the HANNOVER MESSE 2018:

Ulf Groos: »Choosing the best membrane electrode assembly for your cell design and operation strategy«

Tues., April 24, 2018, 12:20 pm

Stefan Keller: »LADOG- a fuel cell powered municipal vehicle«

Wed., April 25, 2018, 11:20 am

Dr. Robert Alink: »New differential test cell for material evaluation in PEM Fuel Cells«

Thurs., April 26, 2018, 11:20 am

These talks are held in the Technical Forum, Hall 27, at the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Booth.

Weitere Informationen:

https://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en

Karin Schneider | Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht Medica 2019: Arteriosclerosis - new technologies help to find proper catheters and location of vasoconstriction
11.11.2019 | Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

nachricht Laser versus weeds: LZH shows Farming 4.0 at the Agritechnica
08.11.2019 | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Developing a digital twin

University of Texas and MIT researchers create virtual UAVs that can predict vehicle health, enable autonomous decision-making

In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivering packages, maybe even people, from location...

Im Focus: The coldest reaction

With ultracold chemistry, researchers get a first look at exactly what happens during a chemical reaction

The coldest chemical reaction in the known universe took place in what appears to be a chaotic mess of lasers. The appearance deceives: Deep within that...

Im Focus: How do scars form? Fascia function as a repository of mobile scar tissue

Abnormal scarring is a serious threat resulting in non-healing chronic wounds or fibrosis. Scars form when fibroblasts, a type of cell of connective tissue, reach wounded skin and deposit plugs of extracellular matrix. Until today, the question about the exact anatomical origin of these fibroblasts has not been answered. In order to find potential ways of influencing the scarring process, the team of Dr. Yuval Rinkevich, Group Leader for Regenerative Biology at the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease at Helmholtz Zentrum München, aimed to finally find an answer. As it was already known that all scars derive from a fibroblast lineage expressing the Engrailed-1 gene - a lineage not only present in skin, but also in fascia - the researchers intentionally tried to understand whether or not fascia might be the origin of fibroblasts.

Fibroblasts kit - ready to heal wounds

Im Focus: McMaster researcher warns plastic pollution in Great Lakes growing concern to ecosystem

Research from a leading international expert on the health of the Great Lakes suggests that the growing intensity and scale of pollution from plastics poses serious risks to human health and will continue to have profound consequences on the ecosystem.

In an article published this month in the Journal of Waste Resources and Recycling, Gail Krantzberg, a professor in the Booth School of Engineering Practice...

Im Focus: Machine learning microscope adapts lighting to improve diagnosis

Prototype microscope teaches itself the best illumination settings for diagnosing malaria

Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

The Future of Work

03.12.2019 | Event News

First International Conference on Agrophotovoltaics in August 2020

15.11.2019 | Event News

Laser Symposium on Electromobility in Aachen: trends for the mobility revolution

15.11.2019 | Event News

 
Latest News

Solving the mystery of carbon on ocean floor

06.12.2019 | Earth Sciences

Chip-based optical sensor detects cancer biomarker in urine

06.12.2019 | Life Sciences

A platform for stable quantum computing, a playground for exotic physics

06.12.2019 | Information Technology

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>