At Fraunhofer IISB, we have established an extensive hydrogen infrastructure for research activities and services for our customers over the last ten years.
Here, several of our departments contribute their knowledge in various application scenarios. On the one hand, this applies to mobile applications in the fields of automotive, rail transport, aerospace as well as marine and underwater applications. On the other hand, our expertise also includes stationary applications such as grid stability, peak shaving or load shifting in industry, or intermediate storage and buffer applications for renewable energies.
Our technology and system competencies cover the classic hydrogen technologies such as hydrogen storage (especially LOHC) and hybrid storage systems, electrolyzers, fuel cells or exhaust gas utilization. The focus is also on functional safety, power electronics up to the megawatt range, and optimization through data analytics, operating strategies, monitoring and modeling. Central to this is our overall system and integration know-how, which in addition to multi-domain system integration also includes aspects such as testing, certification and approval.
An important basis for our holistic approach is our real-world laboratory for energy technology. The institute operates air-conditioned clean rooms and laboratories with large energy consumers in addition to offices. It is excellently suited as a real-world laboratory for energy system solutions for medium-sized companies and industrial operations. The optimization measures here are not only restricted to the individual energy sectors – heating, electricity and cooling – but also focus on the overall energy system by linking the various sectors.