Wissenschaftsallianz Wasserstofftechnologie: Innovationslabore für Wasserstofftechnologien

(Science Alliance for Hydrogen Technology: Innovation laboratories for hydrogen technologies)

The Wissenschaftsallianz Wasserstofftechnologie (Science Alliance for Hydrogen Technology) under the roof of the EFZN bundles the competences of hydrogen research in Lower Saxony and has set itself the objective to research and make the manifold potentials of green hydrogen utilisable in energy, mobility and industry. To this end, the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony supports innovation laboratories for hydrogen technologies where science and actors from practice jointly search for solutions to central scientific, technological and economic challenges and thus make a significant contribution to the development of technology and market penetration of hydrogen.

The following associations are supported:

  • DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems in association with the University of Technology Clausthal and the DLR Institute of Technical Thermodynamics,

  • Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) in association with the TU Braunschweig, the University of Technology Clausthal, the Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt - PTB (national metrology institute of Germany),

  • CUTEC (Clausthaler Umwelttechnik Forschungszentrum [Clausthal Environmental Technology Research Centre]) of the University of Technology Clausthal in association with LUH and the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH),

  • LUH in association with the TU Braunschweig, the University of Technology Clausthal, the University Oldenburg, the DLR for Networked Energy Systems, the ISFH, as well as the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI),

  • TU Braunschweig, Institute for Thermodynamics, together with the Institutes for Automotive Management and Industrial Production, for Construction Technology and Combustion Machines of the TU Braunschweig.

Introducing the "Wissenschaftsallianz Wasserstofftechnologie": EFZN professors Carsten Agert and Richard Hanke-Rauschenbach with the former Lower Saxonian Minister of Science Björn Thümler (from left). Photo: © EFZN

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EFZN-Forschungsverbund Wasserstoff Niedersachsen

(EFZN Hydrogen Research Society of Lower Saxony)

Within the context of using hydrogen from renewable sources in decarbonizing / defossilizing our energy system, manifold research and development needs arise that are currently addressed by multiple actors around the world and particularly in Germany. Around 20 research teams from Lower Saxony are involved in these endeavours and have joined to establish the EFZN-Forschungsverbund Wasserstoff Niedersachsen (EFZN Hydrogen Research Society of Lower Saxony).

In six focus areas the work concentrates on the following core areas: